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Review – Xero Shoes Umara Z-Trail Minimalist Sandals

I’ve been a fan of Xero Shoes since before they adopted their current monicker. Like many runners, I was greatly affected by reading Born to Run and immediately set out to find myself some of those magical running sandals known as huaraches.

My very…

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Vibram FiveFingers V-Run (Bikila EVO update) Review!

Vibram’s dedicated road shoe received several upgrades this year and a new name, V-Run.

With new upper and new sole materials, the already versatile Bikila EVO has been upgraded to handle warmer and cooler runs.

Read on for my thoughts on the Vibram…

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Shamma Sandals – Jerusalem Cruiser 2.0 Review

One of my favorite running sandals gets revamped for 2016 with a more premium leather topper, a new leather insole post, updated buckles and highly-requested heel strap.

Do these updates keep the Jerusalem Cruiser on top (see my review of the original…

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Trek Ascent Insulated Vibram FiveFingers Review

Vibram’s Trek Ascent Insulated is a fantastic variant of the Trek Ascent for a variety of winter activities. Featuring a wool sockliner that does a fantastic job keeping you warmer than you would expect from a toed shoe, the Ascent Insulated is great…

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VIVOBAREFOOT Stealth II Review

It’s been almost two years since my last post here on BirthdayShoes. Reason being that I’ve transitioned almost completely to barefoot living. Or, at most, a pair of light running sandals. I mean, I’m no barefoot activist. I’m not going to be that…

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Vivo Barefoot Porto vs Soft Star Shoes Hawthorne Chukka (Comparison)

Time for a comparison update!

As a supplement to my review for the Soft Star Shoes Hawthorne, I will be adding additional thoughts on the shoe and a comparison with another handcrafted leather chukka, the Vivobarefoot Porto (That’s a link to Justin’s…

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Vivo Barefoot Porto vs Soft Star Shoes Hawthorne Chukka (Comparison)

Time for a comparison update!

As a supplement to my review for the Soft Star Shoes Hawthorne, I will be adding additional thoughts on the shoe and a comparison with another handcrafted leather chukka, the Vivobarefoot Porto (That’s a link to Justin’s…

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Topo Athletic Tribute and Fli-Lyte Reviews

Topo Athletic recently released two new models of running shoes. They sent both pairs my way for the purpose of putting them through the paces and seeing what I thought! So that’s what we’ll be doing today — reviewing the Topo Tribute and the Topo…

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Soft Star Shoes Hawthorne Chukka Review

Overview

The Hawthorne from Soft Star Shoes is their latest flagship chukka for casual wear. It has beautiful leather throughout, excellent workmanship, and a durable, resolable Vibram Geo sole that is great for casual users.

What Soft Star…

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Shamma Sandals Old Goat Huaraches Review

Shamma Sandals makes a quality huarache-styled sandal that is built on Vibram sole materials and is styled in various lacing/upper configurations. It’s in the same league as other minimalist sandals manufacturers like Luna Sandals.

BirthdayShoes…