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Xero Shoes Phoenix Review – A Stylish Barefoot Ballet Flat!

The Xero Shoes Phoenix is a barefoot ballet flat that looks stylish and trendy, but doesn’t squish your toes! They are zero drop, have a wide toe box, AND are affordable. Check out this in-depth review of the Xero Phoenix flat for all the deets on sizing and ordering.

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Barefoot Combat Boots – The 9 Best Zero Drop Lace-Up Boots

Doc Martens have a quintessential style, but they’re not great if you want strong functional feet the rest of your life. Check out my selection below of barefoot-approved combat boots that have all the grungy style and none of the foot deforming features

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Carets Review – The Best Dressy Barefoot Shoes for Men

Carets Barefoot Dress Shoes are zero drop, wide, and dressy enough for professional work environments and black tie events. If you want the benefits of barefoot shoes without compromising on style, you need to check these puppies out!

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Mobo Board Review – Not Your Average Balance Board

The Mobo board is a balancing device specifically engineered to retrain the foot. Unlike other balance boards, the Mobo board forces you to use the big toe to stabilize and is a powerful tool for rehab and prehab against common injuries. Read on for my experience testing out the Mobo board on my own weak ankles.

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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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