Waterproof And Resistant Barefoot Shoes For Summer Or Winter

Yesterday marked the first day in Chicago of cold autumn rain. And certainly not the last. Being an avid walker in all types of weather, that means I have to have footwear that can handle 

wet weather -- any kind of wet weather from hot rain to snow. Of course you can get rainboots anywhere, but traditional rainboots have some serious issues.

Saturday Nerdery: Games of Thrones in the evolution of menopause, and Doctor Who in minimalist shoes

Killer whales are one of the three known animals that experience menopause, with females ceasing reproduction in their 30s or 40s and living beyond that into their 90s. Some have said that evolution doesn't select for longevity because it only cases about you living long enough to reproduce. Nonsense. In species with complex social structures like ours and like the killer whales, every individual matters and the elders can play important social roles.

Foldable flats and flexible autumn boots

 While it seems like every other blogger was at the Ancestral Health Symposium, I was moving boxes and crappy furniture to my new apartment. That wasn't much fun, but I try to think of moving as an opportunity to reevaluate what you own. One of the things I owned was a pair of nice velvet ballet flats. I'd had them since high school, but since my feet seem to have shrunk I haven't worn them very much because they only fit with thick socks and if it's thick sock season I probably need to be wearing boots.

Another summer minimalist shoe option

 When it started to get extremely hot here in Chicago, I had to stop wearing my Merrell Wonder Gloves and find something new. Unfortunately, it got hot really quickly here this summer, so I basically had to shop for shoes like a normal person in a shoe instead of combing the internet to find the best minimalist option. 

Merrell Wonder Glove

I've been wearing minimalist/barefoot type shoes to exercise in for a few years now. But the thing is that I live a pretty active lifestyle on a day to day basis. In my urban environment, I often walk anywhere from 2000 to 8000 steps a day, involving climbing lots of stairs and sometimes running so I don't miss the train.

Incredible shrinking feet

 "Those shoes have no arch support!"

Yes, the tired refrain of someone wearing tank-like shoes with tons of sculpting for "support" when they see Vibrams or other totally flat thin-soled shoes. 

Footskins Video Review

I almost never post videos because I'm not such a fan of making them or even watching anything that doesn't involve silly cats. But I thought it might be an interesting format for a shoe review.

Badass winter shoe ideas

Someone asked Barefoot Ted last week "what should we wear on our feet in the winter?" He said "nothing, move to California!"


I've been on the lookout for winter boots that don't ruin my barefoot conditioning for agggges. Native footwear is a great place to start. Moccasins are a pretty obvious choice and I discussed them a bit in my last post on the subject.

1st Annual NYC Barefoot Run

It's funny because the whole evolutionary living community has so many sub-movements: evolutionary nutrition, barefoot running, natural movement, and crossfit to name a few. Interest in one often piques interest in another. I got into barefoot running through the paleo diet, but there are many people who did the opposite.