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Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Review – Affordable and Easy to Make!

The Xero DIY Sandal kit is the most affordable barefoot sandal you will find in the US, for kids and adults. And you can customize them to your foot shape and fit preferences! In this Xero Shoes DIY Sandal review, I share my experience with these $17-$34 barefoot sandals on my three kids’ feet.

3 photo fashion collage by anyasreviews.com featuring Feelgrounds, Zaqq, and xero Shoes phoenix knit.

Fashion, But Make It Barefoot – July 2021

In this edition of Fashion, But Make it Barefoot we take some high heel looks and style them with dressy flat shoes (your low back says thank you!) AND show how the ever popular Converse look can be improved on with a foot shaped alternative.

3 Photo Collage of 2 girls and a boy wearing dress clothes and barefoot dress shoes - Little Love Bug company, Vivobarefoot, and Lisbeth Joe

20 Barefoot Dress Shoes for Kids to Wear to Fancy Occasions

Barefoot dress shoes for kids allow the little ones in your life to stay comfortable even at fancy occasions. Here you will find dressy flats, boots, and lace-up shoes for both little and big kids that respect the anatomy of the foot.

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a close up image of a person's feet with toes splayed upward, with one foot barefoot and the other in an earth runners elemental tribal print sandal

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?? …

Belenka Prime White Sneaker Rolled up to show flexibility

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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