XERO BAREFOOT SHOES NOW AVAILABLE

Open hours to come in: 

Monday    Aug 29  3:00 - 6:30pm

Wednesday  Aug 31  1:30 - 6:30pm

Monday Sept  5  10:00 - 1:00pm

If you are unable to come in these days, email admin@maternitymassage.org 

to set up a time that works for you!

Cash or E-transer only for payment.

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MESA TRAIL  $189 + GST

Trail Running/Hiking

Lightweight trail runner, mesh upper

  • 5.5mm FeelTrue® rubber sole

  • 3.5mm lugs for the right combination of protection & grip

  • Embedded 3 mm layer of TrailFoam 

  • Vegan friendly material

PRIO  $148 + GST

Cross-Trainer/Walking

A comfortable shoe for everything you do - a run, trying a new trail or hitting the gym

  • 5.5mm FeelTrue rubber to get ground feedback

  • 2mm insole can be removed for more barefoot feel

  • 100% vegan-friendly materials

APTOS  $117 + GST

Comfy Slip-On

Casual slip-on made of hemp canvas upper.

  • Grippy 6mm FeelTrue® rubber sole

  • Very comfortable

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PHOENIX  $125 + GST

Dressy, Casual

Comfy shoe for work and dressy situations

  • Sustainable, vegan style

  • Breathable upper knit contains coffee carbon fibre which is earth-friendly 

  • Anti-bacterial, anti-odor and UV resistant

TERRAFLEX II $182+GST

Hiking

Ideal for trail running and hiking

  • 6.5mm FeelTrue sole

  • 4mm lugs for confident traction

  • Embedded 3mm layer of TrailFoam for added comfort and protection

  • Toe bumper helps guard against unexpected bumps 

Z-TRAIL SANDAL  $129 + GST

Hiking/Walking

Offers comfort, protection & trail ready traction

  • Adjustable Z-pattern allows you to get right tension across top of foot, over the foot & behind the heel

  • 7mm FeelLite sole with middle layer of TrailFoam

  • 4mm Dual chevron lug pattern

 

Benefits of Barefoot Shoes​

"Barefoot" shoes allow your feet to move as if you are barefoot. They are completely flat or zero drop - which

refers to the angle between the heel and the toe of the shoe. If it's zero drop, this means there is no raised heel

so it mimics the foot in its natural position. A high heeled shoe is an extreme example of a shoe that is NOT

zero drop. But most shoes, casual or athletic, have some degree of a heel raise. Why can this be problematic?

Heeled shoes bring us forward over our toes and as a result, we compensate in our pelvis and spine.

This can lead to some parts that get over worked and others will be underworked.


They are also foot shaped - meaning the shoe design follows the natural curve of the foot, allowing toes

to properly splay out. Barefoot shoes will look somewhat asymmetrical compared to conventional shoes

which tend to come to a point over the second and third toe. Squished pointy shoes can

contribute to foot pain and the formation of bunions and other deformities.


Our feet our flexible so it makes sense that our shoes be flexible too! Barefoot shoes allow the foot to move

naturally so all those muscles in our feet can stay strong and supple. And this is so important because the feet

are our foundation - we have a kinetic chain from our toes to our spine and head! We need strong, supple feet

to have a solid, supportive base which will allow us to move and play. See our blog post about feet

which explains this further and has links to foot-strengthening videos.


Barefoot style shoes come in a range of cushioning and transitioning properly is important. We can increase

the amount of time we spend actually being barefoot slowly and start incorporating exercises

to strengthen the feet along with wearing barefoot style shoes.