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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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Kickstart Bison Boots

Kickstart Bison Boots
The handmade Bison Boots. As suggested, they are made from bison leather and feature a Vibram sole. The pay homage to the human foot via the split in the leather at the cap of the boot.

I just got word about a budding minimalist boot company called Bison Boots. Bison is being kickstarted here and Gwyn reached out to tell me about the vision she and her husband have for manufacturing handmade minimalist boots out of Bison leather and Vibram rubber.

Just looking over their campaign, I was immediately intrigued and really warm to the natural look of these boots. I'm excited to share their campaign with Birthday Shoes readers—if you've been wanting minimalist boots, you might consider giving these serious consideration.

To that end, below Gwyn shares the story behind the dream—why Bison is an exciting new project below.

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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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