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Groundies Bella Review – An In-Depth Look

The Groundies Bella is a dressy, barefoot ballet flat for women. I know my barefoot ballet flats having tested nearly 20! So let’s take a close look at these zero drop, wide, and flexible Bella flats.

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Vivobarefoot Kids Ababa Sandals Review

The Vivobarefoot Kids Ababa Sandals are classic leather sandals with a mission. As part of the Soul of Africa range, each pair is handmade in Ethiopia using local materials by local makers.

A 3 photo collage of the same woman in 3 outfits featuring 3 different fashionable barefoot shoes - Earth Runners in sunset orange, Lisbeth Joe London black leather loafers, and Angles Fashion Artemis Chelsea boots

Fashion, But Make It Barefoot – May 2021

Fashion, But Make it Barefoot is your one-stop shop for how to have great style without sacrificing your foot health and overall mobility. I call it Barefoot Style! This month features three of my most favorite things – Barefoot Sandals, Barefoot Loafers, and Barefoot Chelsea Boots.

A 3 photo collage with a blue background featuring the same woman in 3 distinct outfits to show the styling versatility of Softstar Ballerines in aged acorn.

Softstar Ballerine Review – Everything You Need To Know

Softstar Shoes Ballerines are one of the best barefoot ballet flats available. They come in a regular and wide width, in tons of color options, and have a classic look to them. All while still being barefoot-approved: zero drop, foot-shaped, and flexible!

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Why Are Barefoot Shoes So Expensive?

There are a lot of costs that go into manufacturing and marketing a barefoot shoe that most customers are not aware of. Let’s dig into those costs and figure out what’s really going on.

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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?? …

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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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