As it turns out, juggling all the responsibilities of starting a business, creating a website, designing a new product and getting that product to market while keeping food on the table leaves precious little time for posting timely articles.
As things near completion and start requiring less micromanaging, we'll be shifting a lot more focus to keeping things up to date over here, so stay tuned.
Speaking of things nearing completion, we're on the second round of samples from the factory and things are progressing quickly. Our goal is still to have our products on the market before the end of 2010, if not within a few months. It's all in the hands of our manufacturer now.
When we started the site, we offered a free barefoot information booklet to anyone who requested it in order to help get the word out about why being barefoot is so much better for your feet. We never expected the demand for it to be as massive as it was, and after several months we finally got the booklet out to everyone who requested it.
Since the demand for the booklet was so high, we've decided to go ahead and place a direct download link for it here. The booklet contains information on the detriments of wearing modern footwear, the health benefits of being barefoot, a brief introduction to minimalist footwear and a primer on proper barefoot running technique to get the beginner started.
Signs like these may be common, but are they backed by health codes?
It's easy to assume everyone in the United States has seen at least one 'No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service' sign in their lifetime. The general assumption among the public is often that these signs exist because of laws or regulations set by the Health Department that restrict customers from entering a business barefoot.
Is putting your sole into driving really a crime?
If you've been involved in barefooting for a while there's a very high likelihood that someone has informed you that driving while barefoot is illegal. It's difficult to say where this notion started though, like most urban legends, it has persisted for a very long time and still shows no signs of going away any time soon.
We would like to extend enormous thanks to everyone who participated in our survey contest. The response was well beyond what we ever imagined and the amount of quality design information we received was staggering. We asked you what you wanted in a barefoot shoe and in no uncertain terms you let us know.
We here at MoveFree Shoes are all about being barefoot, but there's just some times when you simply can't go barefoot - like at work, going into many businesses, etc. So we make "barefoot" shoes to fit occasions when you need them, and need them to look good.