A very lightweight camp shoe, with no frills. For several years, I've used a pair of old Teva sandals as camp shoes for backpacking trips. They're relatively comfortable, not too heavy, and seem nearly indestructible. But I am always looking to lighten my pack weight, and these caught my eye. Xero is a newish company specializing in "barefoot" style running sandals. The soles are thin, and designed to feel everything underfoot, while still maintaining some protection against sharp things. The good:… Full review
Very light on your feet with firm hold, more stability for your heel than for the forefoot. But they are very comfortable. But I think overall you have to be made to use the sandal, not the other way around. You can't wear them everywhere like in a Mexican outing. They have nasty thorns that could easily puncture the shoe. Feels great to wear though. Full review
Invisible Shoes (now renamed Xero Shoes) are ultralight sandals based on the Tarahumara Indians' huaraches, made famous in the best-seller "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen." I've explored Copper Canyon where the Tarahumara live, and used the original sandals for years. The Invisible Shoes are much lighter and the nylon laces are more comfortable than the leather laces used in the original. I'm a guide in Copper Canyon, and the soles stand… Full review
Xero Shoes, which makes barefoot running sandals, was originally called Invisible Shoes.