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Wildling Shoes Spring Summer 2022 Review

Wildling Shoes, one of my favorite barefoot shoe brands, has released their warm weather collection for the year. Get to know the new collection in this Wildling Shoes Spring Summer 2022 Review!

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The 10 Best Barefoot Sandals for Hiking, Running, & Walking

Barefoot sandals are incredibly versatile – they can be used for walking, hiking, running, and even water activities. In this article we are covering the all time 10 best barefoot sandal brands that go with you everywhere.

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Lisbeth Joe Boulder Boot – A Mini Review

Lisbeth Joe is a women’s barefoot shoe brand that specializes in stylish options for work and everyday. I have been a big fan of their earlier shoes, so naturally I had to give the new Lisbeth Joe Boulder Boots a try!

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Groundies Liverprool GX1 Boots – A Mini Review

The Groundies Liverpool is a stylish alternative to the clunky Timberlands boot. Since then, Groundies Urban Barefootwear has updated the Liverpool to be even more practical with a more rugged outsole!

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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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