Can shoes be dangerous? Oh yes, they can. They can be be very dangerous. Today, we are going to talk about the most dangerous shoes in the world, right here on The MOVEMENT Movement podcast, the podcast for people who want to know the truth about what it takes to have a happy, healthy, strong body, starting feet first.

So here’s where this whole dangerous shoe thing came from, someone I was talking to recently said that he went to a running shoe store and they won’t sell shoes like Xero Shoes because they’re dangerous, the most dangerous shoes ever, he said. Okay. So, let’s jump into this, and I have to tell you, there’s really a funny thing, because if you go to running shoe stores, in like Europe, they don’t tell you this story, they don’t have this idea that something truly minimalist, something that lets your foot move naturally, is somehow dangerous.

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Comments (5)
  1. After looking at Xero online for years, I finally ordered some model HFS shoes early this year. Once there was no snow, I started wearing them all the time. They are my favorite shoes of all time. They are incredibly light weight and have just enough protection to walk on hot pavement. Wearing them is like getting a continuous foot massage, especially on a slightly uneven surface. All spring and summer I wear my Xero HFS except when I wear bike shoes (with cleats), old boots to do yard work, steel toed boots when using a chain saw or splitting wood. I would wear dress shoes to church but haven’t been due to the pandemic. I almost never wear socks with my Xero shoes and never get blisters or sore spots. You have a customer for life.

  2. I have had sore feet since I can remember. The bottoms of my feet hurt, mainly under the ball and then my toes cramp. I have been buying shoes with soft soles for years. I have purchased 2 pairs of orthotics which are not cheap and also have not helped. I am not a runner although I have done aerobics for many years. I have now taken up Pilates and some weight training. How or would your shoe help?

    • Our shoes let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move, and FEEL the world (safely). Research shows that merely walking in shoes like ours can build foot muscle strength as much as doing an actual foot exercise program. Plus the COMFORT of having a wide toe box and flexible sole that isn’t built up in the heel (which affects posture) is a reason why we have over 21,000 5-star reviews.

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