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XERO SHOES

Clinic is open on the following days to try on shoes:

No need to make an appointment - just come in during these times.

Monday Feb 26   3:00-5:30pm

Monday March 4   3:00-6:00pm

Tuesday March 5   3:00-5:30pm

Monday March 11  3:00-6:00pm

Let us know your size so we can Check Our stock.(it's low right now)

If you are unable to come these days, you can email us to set up a time.

CASH and E-TRANSFER accepted as payment.

Located in a white stucco building in a residential area, east side door.

You will see "Calgary Health Collective" on the door.  Come downstairs.

Mesa Trail II

$185.00

Why you'll love this shoe:

You’ll practically fly over your next trail when you’re wearing the Mesa Trail.  Xero made the Mesa Trail with lightweight, barefoot-friendly, minimalist running in mind.  But they know you’ll wear it off-trail too.  You’ll look great when you pair the Mesa Trail with your favourite jeans, and they are comfortable enough for all-day wear.

Specifications:

Lightweight trail runner, mesh upper

5.5mm FeelTrue® rubber sole

3.5mm lugs for the right combination of protection & grip

Embedded 3mm layer of TrailFoam 

Vegan-friendly material

Colours:

Men: Forest Green, Steel Grey/Orange

Women's Mika Boot

$185.00

When the weather turns cold, but you still want the comfort, benefits, and sheer fun of barefoot-inspired, natural movement, the Mika is for you.

Specifications:

Water-repellant canvas

High Traction FeelTrue® rubber sole

Dual Chevron tread

Heat-reflecting warming insole

Colours:

Women: Black

Prio

$145.00

Why you'll love this shoe:

The Prio is the most comfortable shoe for everything you do. Whether you’re out on a run, trying out a new trail, hitting the gym, or toeing a slackline, you’ll love the Prio’s combination of freedom and protection.

Specifications:

Lightweight cross trainer w/ mesh upper

5.5mm FeelTrue® rubber sole

Removable 2mm insole for a more barefoot feel

Huarache-inspired reflective heel and instep to secure foot

100% Vegan-friendly materials

Colours:

Women: Black & White, Fig/Elderbery  |  Men:  Black, Black & White

Denver Men's Leather Boot

$185.00

Why you'll love this shoe:

With its Nubuck leather upper, the Denver Leather is ready for wherever you want to go. It’s ready for the cold with a cozy interior lining and heat-reflective insole. Or pull that insole out if the weather is getting a little warmer or you’re looking for a more barefoot feel.

Specifications:

Nubuck leather upper

FeelTrue® rubber sole

4mm lugged dual chevron tread

Flannel lining

Colours:

Men: Black

Alpine Winter Boot

$ 210.00

Why you'll love this boot:

A lightweight winter boot ready for all your winter adventures.

Specifications:

An insulated polyester fleece lining keeps those toes nice

and warm and a heat-reflective insole adds to the

winter-friendly comfort. They have a 5.5mm FeelTrue rubber sole with a luggy tread for extra traction on snow.

200 mg insulation, rated to -25C

 Fully seam-sealed inner boots and a water-resistant membrane

100 % vegan friendly materials

Colours:

Women:  Black, Frost/Grey  Men: Black, Asphalt Grey

Email admin@maternitymassage.org to set up a convenient time to come and try them on!

All prices are subject to GST; cash and e-transfer are accepted.

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. In a zero-drop shoe, there is no raised heel, allowing the foot to remain 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 is this problematic? Heeled shoes bring us forward over our toes, resulting in our pelvis

and spine having to compensate. This can lead to some parts of the body being overworked while others underworked.

 

Barefoot shoes are also foot-shaped. The shoe design follows the foot's natural curve, allowing toes to splay out properly.  Conventional shoes 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. Barefoot shoes allow for better alignment and toe splay

for added stability and freedom of movement. 

 

Our feet are flexible, so it makes sense that our shoes are flexible too! Barefoot shoes allow the foot to move naturally so all those muscles in our feet can stay strong and supple. This is 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.

 

Barefoot-style shoes come in a range of cushioning, and transitioning correctly is essential. You want to slowly increase the amount of time spent being barefoot to avoid discomfort. The changes and deformities that happen in feet and toes exposed to conventional footwear take many years to occur. It's no surprise, then, that positive, healthy changes and foot and toe rehabilitation will also take some time. Some people who transition to minimalist shoes do not allow enough time for the soles, the muscles in the feet, and the rest of the lower body to strengthen and adapt. Transitioning to minimalist shoes will, in most cases, work your foot and lower body in a new and unique way, leading to initial soreness and fatigue before the longer-term strength gains and other favourable adaptations occur. Be patient, monitor your body's response to this transition, and take it slowly! Changes are afoot.

Adding foot strengthening exercises to your daily routine can help the transition period. We have ongoing workshops focusing on foot health and blog content to help you along the way! Keep an eye on our social channels for our next workshop.

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