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Xero Shoes Ipari Hana

Xero Shoes Ipari Hana

Product Review (submitted on 17 March 2017):
I had been looking for a new barefoot shoe for work for a while, weighing it up between Merrell, Vivobarefoot or Xero. After much deliberation I opted for the new Ipari Hana from Xero, and I’m very glad I did. The Ipari Hana is the first closed shoe from Xero, adding to their very successful range of sandals that Xero are known for. They have all the features of a good barefoot shoe, which you would expect, lightweight, wide toe box (narrower at the heel), zero drop and a thin sole.
I work in a large office/warehouse environment, with concrete floors throughout. I’m on my feet all day, walking on average 6 miles per day. I have to wear something that is extremely comfortable and as barefoot friendly as I can. Well, thankfully the Ipari Hana has not disappointed. They are a cracking pair of shoes, light, comfortable and with incredible sole which is both flexible and hard wearing. The upper is canvas and breathable, which is very important to me, as I can’t stand hot sweaty feet.
I would dearly love to see a slip-on version, as I’m a lazy chap and find laces an unnecessary pain.
Simon of Xero UK provides an extremely fast and efficient customer service, which really does need to be noted and praised.
I would, with no hesitation recommend these as a good quality barefoot pair casual shoes. 10/10. Five Stars.
Ian
Barefoot Runner