Yesterday we shared with you Xero Shoes’ new kid on the block; the Sensori Venture. A barefoot huarache-style sandal with a 5.5mm sole, a revolutionary (patent-pending) lacing style, and an attractive design that will certainly prove popular in the coming year.
But Xero Shoes have another card up their sleeve. And this card is a little different.
Introducing the Xero Shoes +One Line
Xero Shoes are about to launch some tabi-style booties for use with their huarache-style sandals, and can also be used on their own for indoor activities such as yoga and pilates. They look as though they could also be used as a winter ‘sock’ inside regular shoes too.
The +One Trail
The +One Trail is designed for warmer weather. Both lightweight and protective, the +One Trail is designed to prevent cuts and scratches when you’re out running on the trails. If you’ve ever hit the trails in your Xero Shoes, you’ll know that this can sometimes be an issue (especially getting bits of gravel sneaking between your foot and the sandal).
Xero Shoes won’t be winning any awards for their choice of product name for this one – but the +One-ty could be a big hit for those of you looking to continue wearing your Xero Shoes in to the winter months. The construction consists of a 2mm water resistant polyester mesh with bamboo fleece liner. The bottom features multi-directional chevron grips made from silicon for extra traction.
I’m not going to pretend they look pretty, because they don’t. They may look better in the flesh – BUT – the big question is ‘How will they perform?’. Xero Shoes have been very clever and recognised two gaps in the market. The first being that some people do not like the idea of a DIY sandal, so they released the cool-looking Sensori Venture. The second is that running sandals are not the best option for running in colder climes – and that’s where the +One range fit in.
I think it is great to see some innovation from Xero Shoes and these will definitely appeal to those looking to keep running all year round in their Xero Shoes.
Breathability is another factor. How breathable will the +One’s be? Having not tested them yet, I cannot say – but I am concerned that they may be a little sweaty (like Sockwas). The last thing we want is a sweaty, sliding ride.
Losing the ‘Barefoot Feel’
The addition of a +One with your Xero Shoes is going to really remove much of the ‘ground feel’ from your running. Will this put barefoot-purists off?
…Only time will tell. But we look forward to seeing how you like them once we get them at Feetus.co.uk.
Xero Shoes Expand Their Product Range with the Sensori Venture
Xero Shoes have sold over 46,000 huarache-style sandals since 2009. They are worn throughout the world by people running, walking, trekking… even skydiving, rafting, travelling… You name it – Xero Shoes have done it! And now Xero Shoes are releasing a brand-new style to their armoury – and one that I am certain will be their best-seller over the coming year.
The Gap In The Market
Now most of us that own a pair of Xero Shoes (or Invisible Shoes as they were originally known) can often experience a bit of ‘slacking’. And by that, I mean where you struggle to keep the laces taut to your foot. Your foot can often feel unsecured, and you lose confidence in their ability to stay on your feet when you run.
Others find the whole ‘making-my-own-sandals’ thing quite daunting. And you have every right to be. I would hate to splash £20+ on a pair of DIY ‘shoes’ only to put the hole in the wrong place! That would be a nightmare.
That’s where the Sensori Venture fits in to the market.
Introducing The Sensori Venture
The Sensori Venture is the ready-to-wear, barefoot huarache-style sandal. Here are the key features:
Promotes natural movement
Secure to your foot
Costs almost half of a pair of Luna Sandals (also in stock at Feetus.co.uk)
FeelTrue rubber sole
Elegant contour of the sole
Great grip on top, keeping your foot in place
Dual chevron tread for great grip on every surface
5.5mm thick sole providing great ground feel (proprioception)
Heel cup for stability and prevent
Double lacing system (with patent-pending fastening)
Silicone heel strap
5,000 mile warranty
Don’t just take our word for it… Here’s Steven Sashen from Xero Shoes:
Stay tuned to keep up to date on when these will be on stock at your favourite barefoot running specialists Feetus.co.uk:
Create Your Xero Shoes With The Help of Veggie Runners
Feetus.co.uk recently kitted-out Jayne and Bibi with some Xero Shoes huarache sandals.
Armed with their brand-new running sandals DIY kit, they set to work making their own, customising them for the perfect fit, lacing them up in their own individual way, and made a short video to educate the rest of us on how to do it. For first-timers, they made it look so easy!! Take a look here:
Xero Shoes: Recommended
It seems they really like their Xero Shoes – and highly recommend them for beach use, swimming, and as a summer lifestyle sandal. Fully customisable, comfortable, and extremely practical; Xero Shoes are perhaps the handiest pair of ‘barefoot shoes’ you could possibly own!
Would you like to win a pair of SKORA Base running shoes?
How about a pair of Xero Shoes huarache-style running sandals?
We’re giving away a pair of each once our Facebook page hits 250 Page Likes!
We had originally stated we’d hold on until we got to 350 Page Likes – but rather than test your patience, we thought we’d strip it down to just 250 Page Likes, to give all you barefoot and minimalist runners a better chance of winning!
And to push the boat out a little further, if we hit 250 Page Likes before the end of March, you will also have the chance to win one of three Torq goodie bags (worth £12.50 each!).
Why not head over to our Facebook page now, Like our page, and Share it with your running buddies?
You will be pleased to know that we’re still offering a whopping 25% off EVERYTHING. This fantastic welcome offer is only valid for ONE MORE WEEK, ending midnight on 28th February 2013.
Simply enter ILOVEFEETUS25 at the checkout, and don’t forget that when you spend over £25 we will ship the goods to you absolutely free!
All Injinji toe socks now have a further 25% off, so you will be able to grab some massive bargains there!
Exciting Times: SagePay. More Stock. Site Improvements. Blog Update
Sage Pay will be introduced very soon, but for now, you can pay 100% securely with PayPal.
Over the next week you will see fantastic new products and an increased size-range added.
And although www.feetus.co.uk is already a lovely-looking, well-oiled machine, we’re still working on making it EVEN BETTER. You will benefit from better product filtering to find exactly what you’re looking for, in what size, and which colour, plus much more…
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