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These are, by far, my favorite shoes. I primarily use them for running, but they are great for everyday use or even light trekking. They really feel more like an extension of my feet than shoes and the lace system is super quick and easy. I can’t recommend these highly enough.
You may have already figured it out, but I’m a huge fan of the Vibram FiveFingers. The TrekSports have a bit of a heavier sole so I use them as my river shoes and trail running shoes. Again, they’d be great for everyday use, too, but I like the look of my KomodoSports better so these get relegated to water duty.
Merrell makes a bunch “barefoot” shoes, but the Trail Glove is a nice balance of everyday use and trail running. I don’t like these quite as well as my FiveFingers, but they look great and definitely give more of a minimalist feel than traditional shoes.
I first tried this coconut juice at a Thai restaurant in Honolulu and immediately fell in love with the stuff. It’s all-natural with no sugar added and reminds me of the islands every time I crack one open. If you don’t like bits of coconut floating around in your drink, they also make a pulp-free version.
A staple of early South American cultures, chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. These powerful little seeds make a great addition to smoothies and salads, but can also be used to grow green hair on ceramic puppies.