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Feelgrounds Patrol Review – Vegan Barefoot Winter Boots

This year Feelgrounds released their new Patrol boot, a waterproof, ice-proof, lined barefoot winter boot. Check out this review of the Feelgrounds Patrol to see how they stack up to my standards for natural footwear!

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Groundies Palermo Review – Men’s Barefoot Dress Shoe

Groundies Urban Barefootwear has some of the best styles available for men and women in the barefoot shoe world. They offer an impressive number of styles across multiple categories; including vegan options. Read on for my full review of the Groundies Palermo leather lace-up.

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Xero Xcursion Fusion Review – A Zero Drop, Waterproof Hiking Boot

Xero Shoes is launching an updated version of their Xcursion Waterproof hiking boot! I tested out the previous version last year, so am excited to see how the new Xcursion stacks up. Read on for my review of the waterproof, zero drop hiking boot the Xero Xcursion.

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Barefoot Running Shoes – A Complete list of Zero Drop Athletic Sneakers

Looking for barefoot running shoes? Check out this list of zero drop sneakers that meet my requirements for natural footwear. These are running shoes that give space for your toes to spread out, are completely flat for good alignment, and flexible so your feet can move naturally.

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What Are the Benefits of Barefoot Shoes?

Barefoot shoes have a reputation for being “weird.” But the way we’ve been dealing with foot pain isn’t working. Stiff supportive shoes and corrective surgeries are not giving people the relief they need. So maybe different is exactly what we need…

What is a minimalist barefoot shoe? Flat, Flexible, and foot-shaped

The Best Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Brands for Beginners

If you are new to minimalist footwear, it can take some getting used to. Especially if you’ve been wearing supportive shoes your whole life, you may find that barefoot shoes are an extreme change. Who knew the ground was so hard?? …

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The All Time Best Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Brands

My family and I have been wearing barefoot shoes for years and have tested hundreds. Below is a review of the absolute best, tried-and-true barefoot shoe brands for every occasion and every member of the family.

Hi. I'm Anya.

Hi. I'm Anya.

I first discovered barefoot shoes after a long history of foot issues. By changing my footwear and strengthening my body I was able to completely transform my life. Anya’s Reviews is my way of sharing with the world that healthy feet are happy feet!

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