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A collage of 10 barefoot running shoes - the Xero Zelen, Whitin Trail Runner, Freet Feldom, Altra Lone Peak, Saguaro barefoot shoes, Vivobarefoot Primus Lite, WIldling Nebula, Lems Primal 2, Tadeevo Bliss, VIbra, Five Fingers KSO with the text "The 10 Best Barefoot Running Shoes, Anya's Reviews" written over the op

The 10 Best Barefoot Running Shoes For Healthy Feet

Foot pain is a quick way to end your running career. So if you run you probably care about your shoes! In this review we cover our 10 favorite barefoot running shoes, why we think they’re better, and practical tips for transitioning to them.

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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…

Walking 101: How To Improve Your Gait For Lifelong Mobility

Are you unsure if the way you’re walking is good for your body? Good walking is sustainable, so learning to walk with proper gait and alignment means you can walk without pain for decades to come! Read this post for a break down on functional walking patterns and how to achieve them.

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.

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5 Simple Foot Exercises for Transitioning to Barefoot Shoes

Are barefoot shoes the answer to all that ails you? The truth is, it’s your feet that will save you, not the shoes. Barefoot shoes will only benefit you if your feet can do what your old supportive shoes used to, and that requires MUSCLE.

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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