Tonight was outing number two in my new Xero barefoot running sandals. Twice now, I’ve tested them out on a one-mile run/walk. They certainly tax a different set of muscles and tendons. The day after the inaugural outing, my calves were very tight. Tonight in the last quarter mile, my left arch started feeling stressed, so I did a walk break to let it relax. But I love running in these. They are so light and airy. And, I feel like they are adding another type of workout to my routine.
The soles, while thin, seem very tough. I don’t think a piece of glass could cut through them. I opted for the 6mm thickness, but they can also be purchased in a 4mm thickness.
I’ve also enjoyed wearing them around the house. They are all-around very comfortable foot gear. I have had to adjust the tension in the cording a couple of times, but that is normal and does not detract from the wearability. Not bad for two flat rubber soles and some string.