My Shoes

I wear homemade sandals and moccasins.  This has several benefits:

  • Custom fitting keeps my funny shaped feet in their natural alignment.
  • Custom fitting nearly eliminates callouses and hot spots.
  • Shoes with less support strengthen the feet, ankles, and the muscles that remotely operate the foot.
  • Sensory feedback from thin soles improves my gait patterns naturally.
  • Improved gait patterns relieve stress issues further up the support chain in the legs, hips and spine.

Barefoot/minimalist shoe Info Sites:
Minimalist Shoe suppliers:
You may note that most of the high end minimalist running shoes are missing from this list.  As I am not a runner, these types of shoes don't match my needs.
Custom Shoe Makers:
Custom Shoe Patterns:
Shoe Making Videos:

Shoe Making Techniques:
Potential materials:
Historical Shoes Sites: