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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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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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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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I Missed It

It’s been on my mind recently—a big anniversary of sorts coming up. Only, as these things go, I thought about it and forgot it. What’s the big deal? Well, yesterday marked the 10 year anniversary of BirthdayShoes.com. I launched BirthdayShoes on April…

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Could BirthdayShoes Get a Reboot? Watch This Space

It is 2019, and 2019 marks the 10th year of BirthdayShoes’ existence. Hard to believe, I know. Where does the time go? Long-time readers may have lamented BirthdayShoes isn’t as fresh as it used to be (Perhaps never was! I’m no designer.). The site…

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Barefoot Shoes

Review: Vivo Barefoot Tracker FG Minimalist Hiking Boots

What’s the deal with minimalist, barefoot-minded hiking boots? Is a “barefoot hiking boot” even possible? If you’re like me, when you think about hiking boots, you probably think of those stiff-soled shoes you can pick up at REI—like these. Traditional…

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MyMayu Waterproof Minimalist Boots Kickstarter

A BirthdayShoes reader named Justin recently reached out about a Kickstarter campaign for MyMayu waterproof, minimalist boots. Justin shared: I was wondering if you’ve noticed the MyMayu (www.mymayu.com) kickstarter for their adult-sized, waterproof,…

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You Can Buy These Old School Vibram FiveFingers

PSA: Vibram has a handful of the “OG” FiveFingers on sale on their website. Sure, a couple of them weren’t “1st gen.” However, even the Seeyas are “classics” since they came out some six years ago. Here’s what they’ve got: KSOs! — Available in 3…

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Lems Trailhead Shoes First Look Review

Are you a long-time fan of Lems and love minimalist shoes? Well, I’ve got some good news and bad news. The good news: Lems has a new shoe called the Trailhead and it looks great! The bad news: it’s a fairly significant departure from Lems previous shoes…