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How to Walk Barefoot

Most of us learned to walk in heeled shoes, but learning to walk barefoot or in barefoot shoes requires listening to your body and relearning biomechanics to minimize impact. Like a fox.

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Barefoot Shoes Reviews

Luna Sandals Mono Winged Review

Nearly a year ago, I bought a pair of Luna Sandals Mono Winged huaraches (affiliate link). For those unfamiliar, Barefoot Ted McDonald, star of the classic text Born to Run, founded Luna Sandals in 2010. My first pair of Luna Sandals was the Leadville, about as basic a pair of huaraches as you could get. […]

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Shamma Sandals Ibex and Earthrunners Primal

Overview Two new top-notch sandal models from two of my favorite running sandal companies! Shamma Sandals Ibex and Earthrunners Primal, offer distinct advantages for outdoor enthusiasts. While the Ibex excels in tackling rugged terrain with its durable Vibram soles, the Primal stands out for its flexibility and lightweight design. From the Manufacturer Shamma Sandals Ibex:The […]

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Barefoot Shoes

Feelgrounds Courtside Review

Overview Feelgrounds is known for attractive, capable, minimalist shoes and the Courtside is their boldest, flashiest design yet. Street chic with a wide toebox and zero drop sole! From Feelgrounds The Courtside is the perfect shoe for those seeking the ultimate combination of style and barefoot functionality. With its basketball inspired look, the stylish barefoot […]

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Lems Chelsea Waterproof & Boulder Summit

Overview Lems recently released two new leather waterpoof variants of their popular boots: The more casual Chelsea Waterproof and hiker-oriented Boulder Summit. Featuring their widest last and shape to date and the combination of waterproof membrane and oiled full-grain leather (though a vegan option is available on the Boulder Summit), these boots are more conventional-looking, […]

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Soft Star Roo Long-Term Review

Fourteen years (and a few days) ago, I published my first Soft Star Shoes review (here) — that of the Soft Star “Grippy¹” Roo Moccasins. Nearly 12 years ago, I published a review of my Soft Star Roos (and Ramblers). Today, I’m going to share some long-term thoughts about the Soft Star Roo, a special, […]

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Hello, World?

Hey, y’all. It’s Justin. If you don’t know me, that’s my fault. You see, over the last several years, I’ve fallen off the edge of the earth—at least when it comes to BirthdayShoes. I haven’t posted a thing since April 2019. Had it not been for the faithful and regular work of Jarvis Chen, who […]

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Feelmax Kuuva 6 & Kuuva Trek 2 Review

These “barefoot boots” just updated again—are these the lighest waterproof boots in the world?

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Lems Drifter & Lems Chillum Review

Overview Are these our new favorite casual shoes from Lems? Well, yes! After celebrating over ten years of making shoes, Lems releases our favorite everyday models yet! From the Manufacturer The Chillum is a minimalist lace-up, kicking-around-town, and enjoying-a-drink-with-good-friends kind of shoe! Feeling lazy and don’t want to bother with laces? Then the Drifter is […]

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Feelgrounds Chelsea Boot Review

By Jarvis Chen and Jingyi Qian Overview The Feelgrounds Chelsea boot is the most attractive Chelsea-style boot on the market. It has all of the great design elements and simplicity of other Feelgrounds products but improves upon their prior boots in a number of key areas. Read on to see our thoughts on the Feelgrounds […]