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Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit

Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit

Product Review (submitted on 3 December 2012):
I live in a big city (Paris, France), and so running barefoot in the city is not a very appealing option to me. For real barefoot running, my only option is the track. For anywhere else, it's Xero Shoes. They do indeed allow you to run as if you were barefoot, not in the least altering your natural biomechanics, also because they are so light you hardly feel them. And because the skin on your feet is not in contact with the ground, the ride feels very smooth. I also run in zero drop minimalist shoes and more cushioned low drop shoes, but my xeroshoes feel better and lighter. Because of the way they force you to run, running in them actually feels softer than with minimalist shoes. I hope to be able to build up my mileage more and more.
The only tricky thing about them is getting the lacing right. After experimenting with a few styles, I've come up with a small variation of my own. I've posted a link on youtube; might be of use to other people (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBM9fOtbkbY)