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BarefootRunner.com listed as natural running resource in March 2009 issue of Running Times. A fantastic article by Brian Metzler titled “Run Softly, Run Naturally” shines light on the forefoot/barefoot movement with both amateur and elite runners. The online version includes resource links which “offer up a wealth of information about…

Earth Footwear, Kalso-Lite Lazer-K Review, originally posted 2008-04-11 on tjepster.com Style: Men’s Sample Size: EU44 / UK10 / US10.5 Design: Earth Footwear (USA), Anne Kalso Country of production: China Weight per shoe*: 231 gr. (8.14828 oz.) Thickness of sole*: Heel: 13 mm. (0.51181 in.). Front: 18 mm. (0.70866 in.) Upper…

Review: Water/Aqua Shoes

Review, originally posted 2007-08-31 (Revised: 2008-05-05) on tjespter.com Style: Men’s & women’s Sample Size: EU44 / UK10 / US10.5 Other names: Surf shoe, bathing shoe, aqua shoe Design: Nika Holding GmbH (Germany) Country of production: Unknown Weight per shoe*: 130 gr. (4.59 oz.) (blue model) – 224 gr. (7.90 oz.)…

Review, originally posted 2008-02-01 (Revised 2008-04-06) on tjespter.com Style: Men’s Sample Size: EU44 / UK10 / US10.5 Design: Terra Plana (UK) Country of production: China, UK Weight per shoe*: 231 gr. (8.1482 oz.) Thickness of sole*: 4 mm. (0.15748 in.) Upper material: E-leather (recycled leather) and PET mesh (recycled plastic…

Review, originally posted 2007-09-07 (Revised 2008-04-09) on tjespter.com Style: Men’s & women’s Sample Size: EU44 / UK10 / US10.5 Design: Vibram (Italy) Country of production: Unknown Weight per shoe*: 175 gr. (6.17 oz.) Thickness of sole*: 4 mm. (0.15748 in. – measured at the front foot) Upper material: Abrasion-resistant stretch…

Soft Star Shoes Review, originally posted 2008-06-18 on tjepster.com Style: Men’s & women’s Sample Size: EU43 / UK9 / US10 Design: Soft Star Shoes (USA) Country of production: USA Weight per shoe*: 165 gr. (5.82 oz.) Thickness of sole*: 6 mm. (0.236 in.) Upper material: Leather Insole: Sheepskin Outsole: Leather…

Earth Footwear, Kalso-Lite Lazer-K Style: Men’s Sample Size: EU44 / UK10 / US10.5 Design: Earth Footwear (USA), Anne Kalso Country of production: China Weight per shoe*: 231 gr. (8.14828 oz.) Thickness of sole*: Heel: 13 mm. (0.51181 in.). Front: 18 mm. (0.70866 in.) Upper material: Japanese microfiber (complex combination of…

Review: Feelmax Panka

Feelmax Panka (Leather) Review, originally posted 2007-10-01 (Revised 2007-10-08) on tjespter.com Style: Men’s & women’s Sample Size: EU44 / UK10 / US10.5 Design: Feelmax (Finland) Country of production: Thailand Weight per shoe*: 120 gr. (4.23 oz) Thickness of sole*: 1 mm. (0.03937 in.) Upper material: Black (cow) leather and breathable…

We’re excited to announce that our site will be the new home of the amazingly well written in-depth minimal shoe reviews by Tue Jepsen. Tue’s website Tjepster.com was a fantastic resource for barefoot and shod runners alike. We couldn’t be happier to bring his invaluable insight and attention to detail…

Photo Credit: I love the feeling of moving through life without shoes. It is like you have added a whole new part of your body to caress your surroundings with. Shopping barefoot is such a joyous experience. Green bags in hand I hop into the car. The feeling of…