Top Four Trails to Hike in Minimalist Shoes

So often we think of hiking as something that we just do in the woods. Ours shoes, whether minimalist or traditional, are there to protect our feet from sticks, rocks hidden under a slime of leaves, and the occasional bug. But have you ever thought about hiking an exotic location in your minimalist shoes? I’m not just talking about the Appalachian Trail or the Grand Canyon here. Take a look at some of these extreme trails where minimalist footwear my come in handy. Petra, Jordan: Do you remember Indiana Jones and that beautiful city in the desert carved out of a rock face, hidden from the world? Well, it’s not so hidden anymore. Tour buses bring people by the dozen to view it. Instead opt for the 50 mile, seven day hike through the rocks to a private viewing of the monastery carved out of the rock or many of the other grand features in the area. Bay of [...]

Kuuva: Minimalist Hiking Boots With Style

The trend of minimalist hiking boots is directly linked to the changing requirements of hikers. They want a comfortable feeling along with safety and pleasure associated with hiking. This has led to the introduction of minimalist shoes that are very comfortable, extraordinarily light weight and supporting for longer running and hiking. These are quite different from everyday shoes and are specially designed for the purpose they serve. Minimalist hiking boots have a very thin sole. This gives a feeling of barefoot walking and the wearer is able to feel each and every part of land he moves on. They are usually loose and large sized to support the easy movement and expansion of feet. There are many good brands serving this market and Feelmax is one of them. They have a special minimalist hiking boot that is known as Kuuva. Many of the users find it the best minimalist hiking boot option that is top class in quality and [...]

Hitting The Trail With Minimalist Hiking Boots, 4 Things To Consider

Are you getting ready to hit the trails this coming weekend with a hot new pair of minimalist hiking boots?  If so, you more than like aren't going to be alone.  Barefoot hiking boots - otherwise known as minimalist hiking boots - are a fast growing trend among trail hikers throughout the world. Hikers are definitely into getting closer with nature, and are looking for ways to get more in touch with the trail and their environment as they are on their hikes.  And minimalist hiking boots facilitate this in a lot of different ways. When considering hitting the trails in your minimalist hiking boots, there are few things that you need to keep in mind.  Safety of course is always at the forefront of anything you do when it comes to hiking.  But for those who are wearing minimalist hiking boots, you need to be even more alert with what you are doing. 4 Things to Consider While [...]

Hiking The Appalachian Trail Barefoot

Have you ever considered hiking the Appalachian trail? The cool mountain air rustling your hair, the crisp springs bubbling in the background. One of my goals in life is to hike the Appalachian Trail. With my new found love of minimalist shoes, I have been researching the best boots for such a project. I think Kuuva, by Feelmax, offers me a good alternative to traditional hiking boots. They offer the same benefits as the traditional boots, like ankle support and waterproofing, and minimalist shoes, like a zero drop heel and light-weight design. These boots provide me with the closet barefoot experience possible. I'm not going to do complete barefoot because I am a wimp. I don't like my feet getting dirty, I am far to use to comfort, and I've had too many pedicures for my feet to be tough enough to withstand months of barefoot hiking. I have lots of respect for those that do hike barefoot. I [...]

Why Barefoot Hikers Should Consider Minimalist Hiking Boots

As an avid hiker, I love nothing more than to get out into the woods and out on the trail to experience the great outdoors.  I love the sensation of becoming one with nature.  It's like going back to the roots of my humanity and finding peace and serenity among the craziness of life.  I'm especially find of early morning hikes when the dew from the ground may just be lifting up beyond the tree tops and there is still moist dew covering the foliage.  The world seems so quite during these times and during these hikes. The other day when I was out hiking with some friends, I discovered that one of my buddies was actually going barefoot for our hike.  I thought that was pretty interesting and so I inquired as to what he was thinking - why did he decide to go barefoot for this hike?  He said he wanted to experience the earth at a [...]

Extreme Hiking: The Barefoot Hikers of Minnesota

Soles in Touch with Nature is their moto, and getting out on the trail to do some barefoot hiking is what this group is all about.  The Barefoot Hikers of Minnesota take the concept of minimalist hiking to the extreme - they actually hit the trails 100% barefoot.  That's right, they are a hiking group that wears absolutely no shoes whatsoever. Soles in Touch with Nature (visit their website), currently have 43 members where about 25% of them show up each month for their 3 mile hikes.  And the group seems to pride themselves on the fact that they aren't wearing any shoes, not even the hot new minimalist hiking boots. "People usually have one of two reactions when they hear about us," said coordinator Jim Guttmann, an engineering manager from Lakeville. "That sounds cool, or that sounds weird. But being able to feel the ground beneath you adds another sensory dimension to the hike." What if you're a literal tenderfoot? "Folks [...]

Minimalist Hiking Boots, What To Consider When Buying!

Thinking about purchasing a new pair of minimalist hiking boots?  Whether you're a long time hiker or someone just starting out, here are some times when making the decision on purchasing minimalist hiking boots! Minimalist hiking boots are a great way for anyone that's wanting a more "barefoot hiking" experience.  Minimalist hiking boots can be the perfect way for you to dive head first into the barefoot hiking movement without having to physically go without hiking boots.  But when it comes to purchasing your new pair of minimalist hiking boots, consider these points first. #1:  Running in minimalist hiking boots I know, it sounds strange, but a big reason that people purchase minimalist hiking boots is for running during the winter months.  When the weather gets all snowy, cold, and blustery, it can be a serious road block to your running schedule.  That's where a great pair of minimalist hiking boots, like the Kuuva by Feelmax, comes in handy [...]

The Best ‘Men’s Only’ Barefooting Hiking Boot

Alright men, for those of you into barefoot hiking, it's time to reveal a secret to you that you're going to love.  I know that a lot of you men out there love to go hiking and get out into nature. But there are a few of you out there who are into hiking the trails in a pair of barefoot boots - or minimalist hiking boot. This is admirable because not everyone can get out there in a pair of minimalist hiking boots and take on the trails. So it would only make sense then, if you are going to hit the trails in a pair of barefoot hiking boots, then why not consider the only barefoot hiking boot made for men? The Kuuva by Feelmax is the only barefoot hiking boot (minimalist hiking boot) that is made just for men, and is designed specifically with the hiking man in mind.  Touch, durable, great traction, and breathable - [...]