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Xero Shoes Ipari Hana

Xero Shoes Ipari Hana

Product Review (submitted on 31 August 2018):
I have been trying for a long time now to find a good shoe for my flat feet. I went down the route of supportive shoes with custom orthotics. Didn't really help the pain.

So I tried wearing minimal/barefoot shoes instead, based on the logic that my arches – and my feet in general – needed to be strengthened, not artificially supported. I tried Lems Primal 2, which seemed like a godsend. I developed an arch and my feet got stronger. Unfortunately, Lems don't do half sizes and none of the sizes were quite right. I also thought they looked a bit clownish. It's hard finding barefoot shoes that look decent!

But the Xero Ipari Hana shoe is perfect. I feel like I'm walking barefoot, but the shoe has much more of a casual look than the Lems Primal 2, which is what I was looking for.

The only problem is that, while the size fits right, the left shoe has been scraping the back of my heel, to the point of being red, raw, and bleeding. It's very painful to wear them. I've been wearing them for a week, so I really do hope that they break in or something, as I'd hate not to be able to wear the shoes anymore.