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Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit

Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit

Product Review (submitted on 2 November 2012):
I have been adapting to my Xero Shoes (6mm) for a couple of weeks and can now run for about 4 km in them without negative side effects the next day (= crippling muscle pain in the calves and big bloody blisters on the bottom of your soles and toes). Patience has never been my strongest characteristic, but believe me, take it easy on your huaraches (5 km on a first run is TOO MUCH!) Being a long distance runner (marathon +) I can hardly wait to increase my distances in these minimalist shoes (and run a full training on them). I have been playing with the tightness of the cord over the past weeks and found that I need to have them as tight as possible to prevent flopping of the soles, I might have punched the hole between my toes a little bit farther to the edges than I did). Other than that, it is great fun to run in them and feel the world. I'm still a little bit anxious to step into puddles or walk through high grass but I guess that's all part of a learning process. So far, I really enjoy them and have absolutely no regrets 'stepping' into this adventure!
The Xero Shoes UK site is very user friendly, you can easily find all information you need and they answer their emails at lightning speed to help you out with tips and tricks.
It took a little under a week to have my Xero DIY Shoes arrive in the Netherlands. If you want to experience minimalist footgear you should really try Xero Shoes.

Martijn, Netherlands