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Unshoes Forager and Gallivant Shoe Review

Unshoes Forager and Gallivant Shoe Review

Hey guys! Today we've got a duo review time from Jarvis and Kim. We're reviewing the Unshoes Forager, a women's closed toe minimalist shoe) and Unshoes Gallivant, a yet-to-be-released men's closed toe shoe (Unshoes was kind enough to send these shoes to us for review). Unshoes is known for their minimalist sandals (the Pah Tempe and the Wokova), so these shoes make for an intriguing extension of the Unshoes line-up.

Will they maintain the same quality and eye for design as their sandals? Check out our review to find out!

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Xero Shoes Prio Running Shoe Review

Xero Shoes Prio Running Shoe Review

After making a name for themselves with their numerous sandal options, Xero Shoes have released their first dedicated running shoe: The Prio. Xero sent me a pair to test and review for BirthdayShoes readers, and in short, the Prios are relatively lightweight, flexible, and quite versatile; a good all-arounder to tackle most our your favorite indoor and outdoor activities.

Read on to hear my thoughts on Xero Shoes’ first shoe!

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Earth Runners Elemental (Yellow Flash) and Circadian Hempies

Earth Runners Elemental (Yellow Flash) and Circadian Hempies

Earth Runners created an updated version of the popular Circadian with a trendy and functional hemp footbed and laces and a new all-around model, The Elemental. I received both to review here for BirthdayShoes.

The previous Circadian was my favorite “storm” huarache for rainy weather and hiking. Let’s see if the new models do the Circadian justice!

Read on to see my thoughts on the Elemental Yellow Flash and Circadian Hempies!

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VivoBarefoot Primus Lux Review

VivoBarefoot Primus Lux Review

VivoBarefoot has been in the business of making minimalist, "barefoot shoes" for a long, long time. Looking back, I first reviewed Vivo Barefoot Aquas on BirthdayShoes seven years ago—this was back when they were Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot. What a mouthful. Many, many Vivo Barefoot reviews later, today I'll be reviewing the VivoBarefoot Primus Lux.

The Primus Lux, which should exist right here on the VivoBareofot website (it is here for women), is one of the growing "Primus" line at VivoBarefoot. The VivoBarefoot Primus line is marketed as being "built around the concept, less is more. Less shoe, less weight – more freedom to move. We had a vision for the lightest movement shoe possible; a shoe that followed the natural shape of the foot and had the least possible interference with human movement."

To date, there are trail shoes, exercise shoes, and the "luxury" shoe shown here. Having had mine for about 3-4 months (Thanks, Vivo!), I've spent enough time in them to give them a proper review. The short of it? I really like these guys. For more, you know what to do ...

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Vibram FiveFingers Sale - 45% off V-Run, Spyridon Elite, Trek Ascent

Vibram FiveFingers Sale - 45% off V-Run, Spyridon Elite, Trek Ascent

Outdoor gear site LeftLane Sports just launched a sale on Vibram FiveFingers.

If you're not a member of LeftLane use my invite to sign up so you can get $10 credit off your first purchase over $50. Orders over $75 also get free shipping.

Here's a link to the sale.

Becoming a "member" of LeftLane is as simple as providing basic info (name/email). There are no strings attached (no fees to join) other than the fact you'll get emails about future upcoming sales—but you can quit the email list at any time.

Good luck!