About the Author

About the Author — James's life was changed forever when he tried running in Vibram Five Fingers in July 2010. He'll occasionally go barefoot, but he primarily runs in his homemade huarache sandals. He loves to experiment with different types of minimalist footwear and has previously reviewed huaraches (homemade, Invisible Shoe, and Luna Sandals), the Teva Zilch, and the VIVOBAREFOOT Achilles running sandals.
James has written 14 articles and 26 comments.

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Bedrock Sandals Earthquake V2 Review

Bedrock Sandals Earthquake V2 Review
About a year ago, I reviewed the original Bedrock Sandals followed by a review of the Earthquake Sandals. Nick and Dan, the barefoot running friends who Kickstarted Bedrock Sandals the company in 2011, have released an updated pair of Earthquake Sa… more »

Running the Marine Corps Marathon in Luna Sandals [Race Report]

James (bottom left ? nevermind the smiling runner photo-bombing him!) before and after running 26.2 miles in his Luna Sandals huaraches in the Marine Corps Marathon.
James (bottom left ? nevermind the smiling runner photo-bombing him!) before and after running 26.2 miles in his Luna Sandals huaraches in the Marine Corps Marathon.
When people see me running in my huaraches, I'm often told I'll never be able to run a marathon in them. Finally, I can say I can because I have. On October 28, my 42nd birthday coincidentally, I completed my first marathon, the 37th Marine Corps Marat… more »

Zem 360 Barefoot Running Shoes Review

A review of the Zem 360 Ninja Split Toe (photoed left) and Round Toe (photoed right) barefoot-style running shoes.
A review of the Zem 360 Ninja Split Toe (photoed left) and Round Toe (photoed right) barefoot-style running shoes.
ZEMs are fun, colorful, minimalist shoes made by ZEMgear with the motto, "Less Shoe. More You." I've been wearing ZEMs from their 360 series for a few months now to see how well they work both for everyday use and for running. more »

Luna Sandals ATS Review [Huaraches]

Luna Sandals All Terrain Sandal "ATS"
Luna Sandals All Terrain Sandal "ATS"
Barefoot Ted and Luna Sandals have released another new model adding to their extensive line of huarache sandals. Lunas are sandals inspired by those worn by the Tarahumara featured in Born to Run. The All Terrain Sandal, or ATS for short, adopts many… more »

Book Review: Run Barefoot Run Healthy

Run Barefoot Run Healthy: Less Pain More Gain for Runners over 30 by Ashish Mukharji is a compilation of hundreds of answers to the questions most often asked on the topic of barefoot running. Ashish makes a strong case for shedding footwear altogether… more »