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Barefoot Shoes

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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Barefoot Shoes Reviews

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 […]

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Shamma Sandals Trailstars Maximus LE (and XOTOES socks) Reviews

Overview Shamma Sandals continues to cook up new designs, while polishing their prior works over multiple iterations. The Trailstars Maximus is everything that I asked for when I revied its bigger brother, the TrailStars Alpha. Is the Trailstars Maximus the perfect sandal? Read on to see my thoughts! Also along for the review ride, a […]

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Feelgrounds Patrol Lite Boot Review

Overview Feelgrounds continues to impress with a lighter and sleeker version of the Patrol Winter boot. Featuring the same excellent sole design and a durable vegan leather upper, the Patrol Lite is an attractive everyday boot! From the Manufacturer Here’s what Feelground has to say about the Patrol Lite: The Patrol Lite is a classic […]

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Shamma Sandals Trailstar Alpha Review

Overview Shamma Sandals has been busy in the lab! A new hybrid sandal that aims to combine the best traits of multiple sandal designs, The Trailstar Alpha. How did they do? Read on to see my thoughts! From the Manufacturer New Shamma Lacing, new possibilities- TrailStars are designed to take on the toughest trails while […]

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Earthrunners Elemental Adventure Sandals Review

Overview A new Adventure performance laces for one of my favorite sandals! The Earthrunners Elemental Lifestyle Sandals have consistently been one of my most used sandals for running and hiking. The new Adventure versions hope to improve on durability and functionality!Read more to see my thoughts on the performance of the Earthrunners Elemental Adventure Sandals! […]