Barefoot. Free Your Feet.

Are our shoes wearing our feet in rather than the other way around?

Our feet are packed with nerve endings that create a vital sensory feedback loop connecting brains to feet and the rest of the body. Keeping this system sparking and active forms the foundation for happy, healthy movement!

Padded, cushioned shoes dull and stifle our sensory feedback, while also preventing feet from connecting to the earth we walk on.

We want to keep feet connected to our brains AND the planet.

Simply put our feet are a super sensory appendage we take for granted that we keep almost caged in modern-day footwear that is essentially deforming your feet.

So what about the fallacy with modern-day footwear sold to us by the big corporations. We protect and promote weak feet that’s a fact from the slippers we wear to the heels and cobbled shoes worn to work.

And that underfoot technology in your trainer shows almost no evidence of improving your running gait or reducing the risk of injury.

‘79% of recreational runners get some kind of lower limb injury’

This isn’t about astronomical changes in physical health. It’s about getting as many small wins as we can.

A general consensus seems to be that habitually barefoot individuals have stronger feet and less foot and toe deformities.

Two Studies from Liverpool and Harvard Universities showing similar results that walking around for 6 months with barefoot or no shoes (just walking around in less show) can improve the strength of your foot by 60%.

‘The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and work of art’

Leonardo da Vinci

Many of us are working from home at the moment so use this time to spend more time barefoot. Free your feet and let them do their thing.

I wear a pair of Stealth III from Vivobarefoot or Inov-8 also do a great barefoot/training shoe would be a great place to start.

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.