Exodus XO Heroes Sandals Review

Exodus XO Heroes Sandals Review
Exodus XO Heroes Sandals Review
About a year ago I reviewed the Exodus XO minimalist sandal from Exodus Sandals. In that review, I noted that, "One thing I'd like to experience with the Exodus is a foamier Vibram sole—perhaps something like the Luna Leadville. Why? Well, mostly for a… more »

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Unshoes Pah Tempe (Summer 2014 Update) Review

Unshoes Pah Tempe (Summer 2014 Update) Review
Unshoes Pah Tempe (Summer 2014 Update) Review
Over the last three weeks, I have been lucky enough to put the latest version of Pah Tempe from Unshoes through their paces through a variety of activities and environments. This is an exclusive first review for BirthdayShoes.com! Read on! more »

Luna Premium Mono Huaraches Sandals Review

Luna Premium Mono Huaraches Sandals Review
Luna Premium Mono Huaraches Sandals Review
Back in May of this year Luna Sandals, the huaraches-making company founded by "Barefoot" Ted McDonald launched a "premium" huaraches sandal offering in two American Bison leather-laced and soled colorways—dark and milk chocolate, respectively. As… more »

Lems Boulder Boot — Now in Black!

Lems Boulder Boot — Now in Black!
Lems Boulder Boot — Now in Black!
About a year ago Lems Footwear debuted their Boulder boot, which we reviewed in detail here. Well, it's over a year later now and I've been meaning to get up a few photos of the more recently released, all-black, 100% Nylon (and 100% Vegan if that's… more »

Vibram FiveFingers Golf Shoe V-Classic LR

Vibram FiveFingers Golf Shoe V-Classic LR
Vibram FiveFingers Golf Shoe V-Classic LR
Last fall we found out about a new Vibram FiveFinger style designed specifically for golfing. The V-Classic and V-Classic LR finally arrived for Spring 2014, and Vibram was kind enough to send me a pair of the LR to test out. I have to say I… more »

Lems Nine2Fives in Black (and Updated Leather)

Lems Nine2Fives in Black (and Updated Leather)
Lems Nine2Fives in Black (and Updated Leather)
In November 2013 I reviewed the Lems Nine2Five in "Coffee and Cream" brown leather but noted that the black Nine2Fives wouldn't be available until 2014. Six months later, here we are, and not only do we have more Lem Nine2Fives in black, but both the b… more »

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 »

TRUE Gent Wingtip "Dress Shoe" Review

TRUE Gent Wingtip "Dress Shoe" Review
TRUE Gent Wingtip "Dress Shoe" Review
Fans of barefoot shoes have probably all faced a similar dilemma. A wedding, job interview, or any other potential situation requiring a more formal attire that isn't necessarily conducive to toe shoes or the abundance of casual and trai… 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 »

TRUE Linkswear Tour Golf Shoes - 2013 Update/Review

TRUE Linkswear Tour Golf Shoes - 2013 Update/Review
TRUE Linkswear Tour Golf Shoes - 2013 Update/Review
TRUE linkswear is in the process of releasing new styles for 2014, but I wanted to share some thoughts on last year's update to the TRUE shoe that started it all. The original tour was TRUE's debut entry into the minimal golf shoe world, and while it w… more »

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO Review

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO Review
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO Review
The original Vibram FiveFingers Bikila model was released in the Spring of 2010 in conjunction with the Boston Marathon, and has long been the workhorse of Vibram?s running stable. The Bikila LS was introduced a year later and was among the first mode… more »

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO/EL-X LS Review

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO/EL-X LS Review
Above is the (available-in-youth-sizes) FiveFingers EL-X LS. What you may not realize is that the upcoming KSO EVO (for adults) is the same pair of toe shoes!
Earlier this week, I received a pair of Vibram KSO EVO/EL-X LS from an online vendor and I wanted to share my thoughts on this highly-anticipated shoe. The upcoming KSO EVO will be replacing Vibram's most popular shoe, the very versatile KSO. It featur… 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 »

Lems Nine2Five Minimalist/Barefoot Dress Shoe Review

Lems Nine2Five Minimalist/Barefoot Dress Shoe Review
Lems Nine2Five Minimalist/Barefoot Dress Shoe Review
Want a cap-toe Oxford shoe that fits to your minimalist/barefoot shoe needs? Dress shoes making you uncomfortable at work all day due to over-narrow toe boxes, hard inflexible soles, and stiff arch support? You should check out the Lems Nine2Five! They're business-casual "barefoot" dress shoes that let you walk/move/stand naturally and still look good at work. more »

Vivo Barefoot One Review

Vivo Barefoot One Review
Vivo Barefoot One Review
Vivobarefoot released several new models in 2013, and being the owner of several Vivo shoes, I was excited to have the opportunity to test out the new One. I was curious to see how the Ones would stack up against my existing lineup of Vivobarefoot shoe… 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 »

VivoBarefoot Rooty Kids Minimalist Shoe Review

VivoBarefoot Rooty Kids Minimalist Shoe Review
VivoBarefoot Rooty Kids Minimalist Shoe Review
A review of the Vivo Barefoot Rooty minimalist shoes for young kids. These are leather-upper, velcro-fastening shoes that seem to hold up well to three-to-four year old abuse (that exacted by my 4-year-old daughter!). If you're after healthy shoe options for your kids, these are worth checking out! more »

Review-Merrell Bare Access Arc

Review-Merrell Bare Access Arc
Review-Merrell Bare Access Arc
The Merrell Bare Access Arc 2 is my first barefoot shoe, and I'm incredibly happy to have this as part of my hiking gear. I always thought I disliked hiking long distances, as my feet would feel heavy even in normal cross-trainers. However, two months a… more »

Golf Review - Speed XC Lite from Vibram

Golf Review - Speed XC Lite from Vibram
Golf Review - Speed XC Lite from Vibram
Justin recently reviewed the Speed XC Lite from a casual perspective with lots of information and photos (link).  Given that the XC-lite is actually listed in Vibram?s golf category, this review focuses on the functionality of the shoes primarily from a… 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 »

Women's Merrell Vapor Glove Barefoot Shoes Review

Women's Merrell Vapor Glove Barefoot Shoes Review
Women's Merrell Vapor Glove Barefoot Shoes Review
Experience: Putting these shoes on for the first time was similar to what I imagine waking up as a mermaid might feel like. One moment I was standing on the ground barefoot, the next I had almost iridescent green, scale-like wrappings snugly buoying… more »

Review-Speed XC Lite FiveFingers from Vibram

Review-Speed XC Lite FiveFingers from Vibram
Review-Speed XC Lite FiveFingers from Vibram
The FiveFingers Speed XC Lite is one of the new Vibram toe shoe models released for the end of Summer/Fall 2013. The Speed XC Lite (or "XC Lite") is a riff on the water-resistant Speed XC FiveFingers that released earlier this year. Both these new Spe… more »

Lems Mariner Boat Barefoot Shoes Review

Lems Mariner is a new "barefoot casual shoe" that favors the "boat shoe" design ported to a minimalist/barefoot style and function—zero drop, huge toe box, low stack height sole, and no arch support.  On the left above you can see a the Mariner in the cam
Lems Mariner is a new "barefoot casual shoe" that favors the "boat shoe" design ported to a minimalist/barefoot style and function—zero drop, huge toe box, low stack height sole, and no arch support. On the left above you can see a the Mariner in the camel colorway; on the right you see the Mariner in sand. Note the colors are a bit saturated/stylized in this photo.
http://birthdayshoes.com/toes/Lems_Mens The Shoes The Lems Mariner boat shoes come in two colorways. On the left are the Mariners seen in the "Camel" colorway. On the right, you can see the Mariners in the "Sand" colorway. Here you can see a… more »