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Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit

Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit

Product Review (submitted on 20 July 2018):
Having suffered many injuries down the years, mainly football, I decided the time was right to rethink my entire approach to running and sport.

I have had weak ankles my entire adult life and have always used 'supportive' shoes. After weeks of research and a few years of thinking about it, I decided barefoot running was worth a try.

I'm not made of money and unfortunately I live in a new estate/building site full of gravel. I could not bring myself to spend almost £100 on some FiveFingers and had read about people just running their streets barefoot or in sandals which eventually led me here.

Thank **** I did. First of all very easy to cut and size to your foot shape. Secondly, thanks to Xero's YouTube videos lacing is made much simpler. There were the first couple of days where you have to work out the best lace tension for you (don't cut too much off the end before you know it) after which you feel like you're not wearing anything on your feet at all. I went for the 6mm, but I would say unless your area is rocky or proper rough countryside then go for the 4mm.

Wearing something this minimal has allowed me to really work on my technique as you will quickly feel pain if you're running badly. I've been using them for no more than 15-20 minutes running until last night when I let the shackles off a bit.

I can't recommend these highly enough. Start very minimal, take your time, work on your technique and you won't be disappointed. Only shame will be when winter arrives and I have to get some toe socks, or buy some shoes from here.

Great customer service, quick to email back after any enquiries, speedy delivery. Will be shopping here again.