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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…

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Martin Berkhan’s Leangains Method Book (Diet) Review – JustinOwings.com

For seasoned BirthdayShoes veterans, you might recall discussion about Martin Berkhan’s “Leangains,” the original 16:8 (16 hours fasting, 8 hours eating) diet and training protocol. For example, Hugh Jackman, who we’ve seen photoed deadlifting in Speed…

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Shamma Sandals Ultragrip Chargers Review

Shamma Sandals has updated their lineup with the adventure-ready and waterproof Ultra Chargers! The highlight of the new model is its grippy and waterproof all-weather UltraGrip footbed! Looking for my own adventure, I put the new model to the test…

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V-Alpha Vibram FiveFingers Review

Vibram’s V-Alpha is a successor to the KSO EVO as their all-around five-toed “barefoot” shoe. Taking what was already a very capable shoe and improving upon its fit, materials, and sole, the V-Alpha aims to be the best all-around shoe in the Vibram…

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Review Carets FER V4 — Minimalist Dress Shoes

Minimalism grows up with the fourth iteration of innovative dress shoes from Carets. With a polished design, good materials, and thoughtful touches that rival any fancy dress shoe, Carets has made a shoe for professionals looking to enjoy the benefits…

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Kickstart Splay Athletics—Minimalist Shoes for Kids

If you have kids (And yikes! I have three!), you know the struggle that is finding shoes for your kids that fit, are comfortable, and well, good for them. And this last criteria is near impossible to find—at least not at a pricepoint that is reasonable.…

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Review Softstar Shoes Primal RunAmoc

Always one for interesting designs, Softstar has released one of its boldest shoes to date, the toe-splay-happy, long-distance ready, RunAmoc Primal. Full disclosure: Justin was an early tester of the Primal RunAmoc nearly a year ago—and Softstar sent…

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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…

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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…