Review - Xero Shoes Umara Z-Trail Minimalist Sandals

Review - Xero Shoes Umara Z-Trail Minimalist Sandals
Review - Xero Shoes Umara Z-Trail Minimalist Sandals
I've been a fan of Xero Shoes since before they adopted their current monicker. Like many runners, I was greatly affected by reading Born to Run and immediately set out to find myself some of those magical running sandals known as huaraches. My very… more »

Author: greg

VIVOBAREFOOT Stealth II Review

VIVOBAREFOOT Stealth II Review
VIVOBAREFOOT Stealth II Review
It's been almost two years since my last post here on BirthdayShoes. Reason being that I've transitioned almost completely to barefoot living. Or, at most, a pair of light running sandals. I mean, I'm no barefoot activist. I'm not going to be that… more »

The GW81 Barefoot: "The one true barefoot experience"

The GW81 Barefoot: "The one true barefoot experience"
The GW81 Barefoot: "The one true barefoot experience"
I have redefined procrastination when it comes to internet footwear reviews. This write-up is 32 years in the making. It's not strictly a matter of laziness, though. Part of the issue is that I've only just recently gotten the hang of these and made use… more »

Merrell Vapor Glove - Running, Crossfit Review

Merrell Vapor Glove - Running, Crossfit Review
Merrell Vapor Glove - Running, Crossfit Review
This review is long overdue. The Merrell Vapor Glove was released to great fanfare in February of this year, and almost immediately came the flood of fawning reviews. I think in the months since release I've only seen one negative review, with even that… more »

Inov-8 Bare-XF 260 Review

Inov-8 Bare-XF 260 Review
Inov-8 Bare-XF 260 Review
While I've been getting more minimalist with each passing day, choosing mostly to run in thin huaraches, I definitely think there's a time and a place for full coverage. Most especially in cold weather and in the gym. In those cases where I need full co… more »

Earth Runners Circadian Review

Earth Runners Circadian Review
Earth Runners Circadian Review
I love huaraches. I've raced in the bare minimum clothes and bare minimum shoes you could have without being naked. I wore them for my first marathon. Heck, huaraches have even started to take over as my default CrossFit shoe on days where any running i… more »