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WHICH XERO SHOES ARE RIGHT FOR ME?

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WHICH XERO SHOES ARE RIGHT FOR ME?

People all around the world wear Xero Shoes for everything from a walk on the beach to a hike in the woods to a Crossfit workout to running ultra marathons. These questions will help you decide which Xero Shoes are right for you: Do you want shoes or sandals? For shoes, the choice is simple: the Lena for Women and the Hana for Men are our closed-toe casual canvas shoes.  Keep the barefoot feeling all day long at work or school.                                    If you're interested in...

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Learning from the Weight-lifter

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Learning from the Weight-lifter

A customer came in today to ask if we had orthotics.  I explained that our philosophy was that unless a injury required it, we recommended against using orthotics.  We hope that our customers will transition away from orthotics and move to shoes with zero drop like the Xero Shoes line.  As I explained the concept, he suddenly lit up and said, "I get it!"   He is a weight-lifter and explained to me that while some weight-lifters like to use belts for support, he feels it's healthier and more natural to lift without belts.  It's really the same principle.  ...

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Moroccan Recipe - Chickpeas with Turmeric

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Moroccan  Recipe - Chickpeas with Turmeric

When my kids were younger they didn't like strong or spicy flavours.  This was one of their favourite dishes served over rice.  It's a healthy simple dish with a mild taste that's easy to prepare.   Hummas (from Claudia Roden's The New Book of Middle Eastern Food) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (to be soaked overnight)  salt pepper 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1) In a large pan, heat oil and fry the onion. 2) Add garlic and stir. 3) Stir in the turmeric. 4) Add chickpeas...

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Cotton-Soled Shoes

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Cotton-Soled Shoes

Thrilled to find another source for these great workout and relaxing shoes. The classic traditional all cotton slipper is made from many layers of cotton all stitched together.  This used to be a very common product but not anymore.  Hope we will have them for a long time to come. https://cooleastmarket.com/products/chinese-cotton-sole-shoes

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2016

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2016

To receive your order in time for Christmas giving, here are our shipping deadlines: Canada - Dec. 15 US  - Dec. 19 Overseas - no guarantees, sorry, but Dec. 5 is the best bet for Europe and UK Have Fun Shopping and Best wishes for Happy Holidays, Leslie

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