All posts tagged: barefeet

Hiking in my Xero Z-Trail Ev Sandals

Why I love hiking in my Xero’s Comfort 💜 They are super comfortable, each strap fits very gently and comfortably on the foot. Even after a long day of hiking and my feet are feeling tired, I look forward to putting them on again in the morning. They allow my feet to breath and take in all the good nutrients that the earth provides for us. Toe Splay 🦶 The toes are allowed to spread as nature intended. Think about how cramped your feet get when you wear regular tennis shoes, joggers, etc. Our feet are meant to splay and to engage in the environment.   Thin Soles 🌎 The soles are thin and allow you to receive biofeedback from your environment. When we wear thick padded shoes we are getting a “false” sense of what’s really there. These shoes really help me understand my environment and I firmly believe they have contributed to my over all foot strength and mobility of my ankle. The foot is so so complicated and beautiful. It literally holds …

Grounding with our Great Mother

I wanted to share a little bit about the concept of grounding and connecting with mother Earth. Now that it’s finally getting nice enough outside here in Michigan I am more than excited to put my toes in the dirt and feel all the different textures that the planet has to offer. I spent the whole day barefoot in the garden absorbing all the offerings of the land I live on and wanted to encourage you to find some time to absorb the earth through your feet. We don’t think about it often but we create a barrier between ourselves and the planet in so many different ways, further disconnecting ourselves from nature. We have been conditioned to constantly consume to “fit in,” by culture, society, marketing for big brands, celebrity + beauty culture etc to further distance ourselves from the natural world. Often our shoes are pointed and have thick rubber soles. Which means are toes are crammed, and we are not connecting to the planet the way we evolved to. The mechanics of …