Barefoot Running Shoes in the Bush

Posted by | Posted in Barefoot Running | Posted on 25-02-2011

Ancient hunters once chased their prey until it dropped. David Fleming explains why our love of long-distance running is just us getting back to our roots in this article:

Says Fleming:

In fact, the current barefoot and minimalist-shoe running craze was inspired by research into the way our hominid forebears once moved while in pursuit of prey. Organizers of the New York City Marathon say they have seen a noticeable increase in the barefoot trend. Membership in the Barefoot Runners Society, meanwhile, has doubled since 2009, though this group still represents a tiny fraction of the total running population.

Not surprisingly, we hope to change that fraction from “tiny” to “MASSIVE!” ;-)

Mary Costanza wins Invisible Shoes

Posted by | Posted in Barefoot Running | Posted on 15-02-2011

Mary Costanza wins barefoot sandalsCongrats to Mary Costanza, who just won a pair of Custom-made Invisible Shoes and $25 worth of beads to decorate them and make them her very own.

Mary was Identity Magazine’s National “I love my…” Mission Week prize winner on February 8th, 2011.

National “I love my…” week is an outlet for women to express and appreciate the traits that make them individual, and for empowering other women to share what they love about themselves! The ten-day challenge was put together by Identity Magazine, whose mission is to promote acceptance, appreciation and achievement. The contest started on February 7th, and ends at midnight on February 16th. Eight lucky women have won prizes from a variety of sponsors, Invisible Shoes being one of them.

YOU CAN STILL WIN PRIZES IF YOU PARTICIPATE TOO!!! Two more lucky women will be chosen over the next two days!

Here’s how:

  1. Simply post what you love about yourself on the following webpage: In the comment box complete the phrase “I Love My…” (yes, you will be asked to register for the site.)
  2. The more your post, the more entries you will have. You can do a post a day, or a few a day.
  3. Follow Identity Magazine on Twitter and tweet them your “I Love My…”
  4. Click “Like” on Identity Magazine’s Facebook fan page and post your “I Love My…” on their wall.
  5. Share with all your friends that if they post on Identity Magazine’s FB page and say you recommended them, then both participants receive extra entries into the drawing! (ex: I Love My…sense of humor and Susan Vernicek recommended me!)

Why did Identity Magazine contact Invisible Shoes? What do Invisible Shoes have to do with acceptance, appreciation, and achievement?


  • Accept your unique and individual foot shape and size – Don’t be forced to fit into a shoe that doesn’t really fit you!
  • Accept that millions of years of evolution trumps 50 years of industrial design


  • The feedback your body receives from the world when you engage in natural movement
  • A fashion statement that yours and yours alone-your own wearable art project
  • The portability of Invisible Shoes
  • Shoes that never get smelly


  • Stronger feet
  • Healthier movement
  • Improved performance
  • Running pain-free and FUN

The staff here at Invisible Shoes wanted to appreciate Mary Costanza for being seeing and sharing her positive traits. Maybe her actions will inspire you to take a moment and appreciate your favorite things about yourself.

Cheers, Mary. Congrats.

Are we really Born To Run? Ask Christopher McDougall…

Posted by | Posted in Barefoot Running, Tarahumara running | Posted on 05-02-2011

Are we really born to run? If so, what allows us to run as far as we do for as long (into old age) as we do?

Here’s what Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run, says at his TEDx talk: