Simplicity in motion. A ready-to-wear barefoot-inspired sandal for travel, walking, hiking, yoga, working out, paddling, even running ultra marathons.
Do everything. Go everywhere. Naturally.
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I had been using Luao sandals but they longer had a plant based option with a thin sole. That is why I got the Xero Geneses and it is awesome thank you, keep it simple, very well done. Cheers
My main reason for buying a pair of xero shoes was to have a light and easily packable shoe for an upcoming trip to SE Asia, however they have become my go to footwear at home too. I usually go barefoot wherever I can and these are great for situations where that would be innappropate. The sole is very grippy yet transmits feel and slight stretch in the strapping makes them very comfortable. They look just like normal sandals so don't get any wired looks which is a bonus!
The flexibility of the sole and ability to mould to any angle your foot bends is perfect for practising the technique of barefoot running, without actually running barefoot (there's no substitute to actually running barefoot every now and then!).
While I don't use this for every run, the slappiness of the sole and toe post was actually an excellent training tool to improve my form, without necessarily placing excessive focus on my form while running. Reaching out even slightly too far forward would result in loud slapping, and any excess horizontal driving forward of the foot would result in excessive rubbing against the toe post, resulting in that spot being raw even during a run.
Using the Genesis a couple times a week for my regular run has helped me improve my form, and in combination with other factors, reduced my niggles despite doing 5+ runs a week recently.
These are must-haves in every runner's collection. I run marathons in Hokas so is always in need of minimalist footwear to give the feet a workout and these are definitely more minimalist than my Fivefingers freeing up the feet. They also do double duty as travel footwear that can easily roll up and fit in your pocket, due to looking like flip flops does not attract attention like the Fivefingers. Sizing is true to size with a bit of give in the upper for comfort and it appears top quality materials is used likely to last a long time. Recommended.