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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…

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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.

Being Me: A Journey to Barefoot

A lot of you are curious about my transition from collapsed feet and crooked spine to a strong, functioning body…

Barefoot Sandals – My Top Picks

This summer I tried A LOT of sandals, far more than any one person should own. Most of them I purchased myself, some I returned, some I sold, and some I wear only occasionally. But which ones do I reach for over and over? The following are my top 5 most worn sandals of summer 2019.

My Most Worn Barefoot Boots

I’m committed to spending time outdoors every day, even when the weather is harsh (and in the midwest IT IS), so I need quality shoes to get me through. But

Barefoot Shoes Holiday Style Guide

Got a holiday party to go to this season? Dressier occasions can feel intimidating when you wear barefoot shoes, but there’s no need to fret. Your footwear won’t prevent you

Barefoot and Minimalist Boots Styling Guide

We of the minimalist shoe community are lucky to have quite a selection of boots available to us (see here). So you’re sure to find something that matches your life

What Exactly is a Barefoot or Minimalist Shoe?

Miranda, being a super smart and compassionate friend (and runner/climber/orthotist), has agreed to share with you a beginner’s guide to selecting healthy footwear in a guest post. Key Elements of

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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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