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Kickstart Splay Athletics—Minimalist Shoes for Kids

Kickstart Splay Athletics—Minimalist Shoes for Kids

If you have kids (And yikes! I have three!), you know the struggle that is finding shoes for your kids that fit, are comfortable, and well, good for them. And this last criteria is near impossible to find—at least not at a pricepoint that is reasonable.

Enter Splay Athletics. John Poulton, who knows the pain of the parent looking for good shoes for his kids (he also has 3!), has prototyped a minimalist shoe for kids. He's kickstarting it right now and is already well on the way to hitting his goal. The shoes, as you can see above, are evocative of Toms but with a larger toe box and helpful straps. If you pledge $60 you can actually secure two pairs right away—pretty reasonable for a shoe like this.

I won't go into more detail here but if you've got kids, head over to Kickstarter, watch the video, and get Splay off the ground!

Review Softstar Shoes Primal RunAmoc

Review Softstar Shoes Primal RunAmoc

Always one for interesting designs, Softstar has released one of its boldest shoes to date, the toe-splay-happy, long-distance ready, RunAmoc Primal. Full disclosure: Justin was an early tester of the Primal RunAmoc nearly a year ago—and Softstar sent me these pair to see what I thought about them.

In short, I'm impressed, but you'll want to see my full thoughts on the Softstar RunAmoc Primal. So read on!

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Quick Review—Magical Shoes Receptor Explorer

Quick Review—Magical Shoes Receptor Explorer

I'm going to venture a guess—you've never heard of Magical Shoes—I certainly hadn't. The company is based out of Poland and reached out to tell me about their products.

Intrigued by their website, I requested they send me a pair of their "Receptor Explorer" to give it a try. They did just that and I'm happy to report good news: these shoes are an exciting entry into the minimalist shoe world.

Read on for more photos and a quick review!

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Xero Shoes Coalton Review

Xero Shoes Coalton Review

From humble beginnings as a simple rubber-and-laces DIY huaraches company some eight years ago, Xero Shoes has evolved into a full-fledged shoe company.

Adding to their recent line, Xero Shoes has introduced the Xero Shoes Coalton, their most premium shoe yet. Xero Shoes provided me with a pair of Coaltons to put to the test and review and today, I'll be doing just that.

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