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Shapen Review – The Best Barefoot Dress Shoes for Women

Shapen Barefoot is making the best dressy flats and boots for women. They are zero drop, flexible, wide in the toes, and yet classy. If you’ve struggled to find elegant minimalist shoes for work or other fancy occasions, Shapen is the answer.

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Fashion But Make It Barefoot

One of my all time favorite things to do is recreate amazing looks with barefoot shoes. I’ve never been one to settle, so why not look amazing in healthy shoes? I share a new “Fashion, But Make it Barefoot” photo every week, here is a roundup!

Barefoot Shoe Brands By Region

The barefoot lifestyle is a global movement with brands all over the world! And most barefoot shoe brands

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Why Uggs Aren’t Good For Your Feet and What to Wear Instead

Move over Uggs! If you like the cozy warmth of Ugg boots but not the thick, stiff sole that doesn’t bend when you walk, you need this barefoot alternative. The Dingo boots from Zeazoo Kids is everything you want in a cozy boot and nothing you don’t.

Get Better At Walking With 1 Simple Exercise, 3 Ways

Are you walking in the way that’s best for your body? Better walking is the most powerful way to maximize the awesome benefits of minimalist shoes. Today Petra is going to show us how to achieve better walking.

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Barefoot Approved Slippers & Socks to Keep your Feet Cozy

With holidays and cold weather around the corner (and nowhere to go) I am ready to cozy up with warm toesies. Here is a list of barefoot approved minimalist slippers & socks that are completely flat, spacious, and still super warm.

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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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