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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up a time that works for you!
Cash or E-transer only for payment.
MESA TRAIL $189 + GST
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
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
Casual slip-on made of hemp canvas upper.
Grippy 6mm FeelTrue® rubber sole
PHOENIX $125 + GST
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
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
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.