Shamma Sandals Mountain Goats Review

Shamma Sandals Mountain Goats Review
Shamma Sandals Mountain Goats Review
For the past three weeks, I have been enjoying the latest offering from Shamma Sandals: The Mountain Goat. This model provides the most protection of any other Shamma Sandal and is aimed at rough-terrain hiking and running. If you are new to Shamma, I… more »

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Shamma Sandals Jerusalem Cruisers and Warriors Review

Shamma Sandals Jerusalem Cruisers and Warriors Review
Shamma Sandals Jerusalem Cruisers and Warriors Review
For the past three weeks, I have been lucky enough to enjoy two of the latest models from Shamma Sandals: Jerusalem Cruisers and Warriors. Shamma Sandals are a huarache company based in Santa Cruz, California. All of their products are hand-crafted and… more »

Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud First Look Review

Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud First Look Review
Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud First Look Review
Xero Shoes continues to innovate on the class huaraches design with the release this week of their new "Amuri Cloud" barefoot sandals. What is this "Cloud" that I speak of? It's a design feature of the Amuri Xero Shoes that reduces weight and improves… more »

Sensori Venture Xero Shoes (P)review!

Sensori Venture Xero Shoes (P)review!
Sensori Venture Xero Shoes (P)review!
Xero Shoes has started teasing their impending release of the Xero Shoes Sensori Venture, an out-of-the-box ready, huaraches-inspired design that takes the guesswork out of tying a pair of everyone's-favorite-barefoot-sandals, employing a wholly new lac… more »

Daddy & Daughter Project—Xero Shoes FTW!

Daddy & Daughter Project—Xero Shoes FTW!
Daddy & Daughter Project—Xero Shoes FTW!
Want a fun hour-long activity to do with your daughter (or son) that will leave them with their own custom footwear? Look no further than a kid's sized Xero Shoes huaraches kit, some colorful beads, and a little DIY huaraches step-by-step assistance. 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 »

Luna Mono Huaraches Review

Luna Mono Huaraches Review
Luna Mono Huaraches Review
It's no secret that I love me some Lunas. I've tested their socks for the first time on race day with no prior experience with them, because I trust Luna that much. Then I ran my first marathon in Luna Venados. But I'll be honest: I wasn't entirely… more »

Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks + Leadville Huaraches Review

Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks + Leadville Huaraches Review
Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks + Leadville Huaraches Review
When I signed up for my first marathon in March, I stupidly did not consider that such timing meant I'd be doing all of my training in the winter. Mercifully, the southeastern United States has had a rather mild winter. I've had no problem running in my… more »

Bedrock Sandals Earthquake V2 Review

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 »

Color Me Rad in Xero Shoes

Color Me Rad in Xero Shoes
Color Me Rad in Xero Shoes
"You know, I was just thinking that you look pretty grungy," one of my friends said, "Even for you." We were walking with the crowd towards the start of the Color Me Rad 5k in Raleigh. I was wearing a tattered white t-shirt, 4mm Xero Shoes, and the m… 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 »

Xero Shoes--Huaraches in Color

Xero Shoes--Huaraches in Color
Xero Shoes--Huaraches in Color
Invisible Shoes recently changed their name to Xero Shoes. The name-change came about to focus the brand (50% less syllables!) and better capture in words the awesome quality and barefoot-proximity you get with a pair of the Invisible Shoes Xero Shoes… more »

Xero Shoes Huaraches Review (and Connect vs. Contact)

Above pictured are the Xero Shoes Connect 4mm Huaraches with black nylon laces.
Above pictured are the Xero Shoes Connect 4mm Huaraches with black nylon laces.
Xero Shoes are hardly shoes, at all — they're sandals. But they're not just any sandals, they're ultra-minimalist huaraches sandals—you know, the "sandal tech" worn by the Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyons and made famous via Ma… more »

Unshoes Pah Tempe Review

The Unshoes Pah Tempe is a minimalist sandal that utilizes a unique webbing design to secure the ultra thin Vibram rubber sole to your foot.
The Unshoes Pah Tempe is a minimalist sandal that utilizes a unique webbing design to secure the ultra thin Vibram rubber sole to your foot.
If you've been around ultra-minimalist running and walking for a while you've probably seen more than most of the huaraches available these days typically involve a strap that runs between your big toe and its neighbor. more »

Luna Sandals Catamount (Plus Original) Review [Huaraches]

The Luna Catamount Huaraches from Luna Sandals is quite possibly the nicest pair of huaraches you could ever have; photoed here with leather laces and a cordovan leather/Vibram rubber sole.
The Luna Catamount Huaraches from Luna Sandals is quite possibly the nicest pair of huaraches you could ever have; photoed here with leather laces and a cordovan leather/Vibram rubber sole.
We've reviewed a number of huaraches here on BirthdayShoes. "Huaraches," is simply Spanish for "sandals." While huaraches may refer to Mexican sandals of all varieties, here we're specifically talking… more »

Bedrock Earthquake Sandals and Merino Ninja Socks Review

Bedrock Earthquake Sandals and Merino Ninja Socks Review
Bedrock Earthquake Sandals and Merino Ninja Socks Review
I reviewed the original Bedrock Sandals back in December and found them to be a solid option for a basic huarache sandal suitable for both casual wear and running. I'm pleased to report that based upon feedback, Nick and Dan have tweaked the design to… 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 »

Bedrock Sandals Huaraches Review

The Bedrock Sandals handled even this rocky terrain
The Bedrock Sandals handled even this rocky terrain
As a fan of huarache sandals for running and casual wear, I welcome the chance to try another interpretation of the classic minimalist footwear. Bedrock Sandals began as a Kickstarter project in which the two friends and founders, Nick and Dan, were su… more »

Luna Sandals LeadCat Review [Huaraches]

Luna Sandals LeadCat Review [Huaraches]
Luna Sandals LeadCat Review [Huaraches]
Luna Sandals LeadCat If you've read Born to Run (if not, please do so!), then you certainly remember one of the more colorful personalities in the book, Barefoot Ted. Barefoot Ted (BFT) has his own huarache sandal company called Luna Sandals drawing… more »

Huaraches - Review of the Original Minimalist/Barefoot Sandals

This photo was taken after my first run in my first pair of huaraches made from an Xero Shoes kit.
This photo was taken after my first run in my first pair of huaraches made from an Xero Shoes kit.
Vibram FiveFingers opened my eyes to minimalist shoe running and ever since, I've been on a quest to find the best balance of lightweight protection and comfort without sacrificing flexibility and ground feel. After VFFs… more »

Unshoes Wokova Minimalist Sandals Initial Review

Presenting Unshoes Minimal Footwear - the Wokova Minimalist Sandal
Presenting Unshoes Minimal Footwear - the Wokova Minimalist Sandal
Minimalist Sandals Like Huaraches, But Simpler to Put On (That Remind Me of Minimalist Chacos) I recently learned of (another) new minimalist footwear company that is making a splash on the "barefoot shoes" (or sandals in this case!) scene: Unshoes Mi… more »

Natural Running in Huaraches and Vibram Five Fingers

James, Al and Spud
James, Al and Spud at the 2011 Pensacola Double Bridge 15K Run.
James and his buddies have been gradually increasing their miles and competing in longer races in preparation for a half marathon. James sent us this story about their last run in the 2011 Pensacola Double Bridge 15K Run:Fellow barefoot runners a… more »

Running in Huaraches at the TravelCountry.Com Barefoot Fun Run

Running in Huaraches at the TravelCountry.Com Barefoot Fun Run
Running in Huaraches at the TravelCountry.Com Barefoot Fun Run
Last Saturday, online retailer of Vibram Five Fingers, TravelCountry.com, sponsored their first annual Barefoot Fun Run in Altamonte Springs, FL. The proceeds from the event went to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, Florida.James, a runner wh… more »