Updated: Jul 8
So we have been discussing foot health, mobility, and strength.
I'd love to know if you tried the drills over the last 2 weeks and what you recognized.
If you missed out on the previous emails you can catch up on all 2022 info on my blog
Being in a cushioned shoe, or as I like to call it - Foot Coffins.
Our feet do not get exposed to any sensory receptors.
What does this mean?
Our feet cannot navigate the terrain underneath them.
This can cause issues with balance, proprioception, foot strength, and toe mobility.
Why is this important?
It can eventually affect our knees, hips, and spine.
Top 4 Benefits of a barefoot shoe
1️⃣ FLEXIBLE SOLE
This means the shoe can bend easily so your foot can actually do some work - TRY this, put your current shoes on and try to do a calf raise, then try again with your shoes off.. Feel a difference?
2️⃣ ROOMY TOE BOX
This means the toes can actually spread out naturally.
Have you ever experienced blisters on your pinkie toe or a bunion.. now check where the pain point is and where that spot sits in your shoe
3️⃣ NO ARCH SUPPORT
This actually IMPROVES foot health over time. Imagine living with a leg or arm always in a cast not being able to move its full potential, simply stuck encased in a hard shell but still going about its day. Gloves are shaped like hands… Pants are shaped like legs, Shoes are shaped like???
4️⃣ ZERO DROP SOLE
Meaning the sole is the same thickness throughout promoting natural posture. Think it's only women's High Heels that have a heel, take a look at yours closely.
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Want more info about Barefoot and Training, listen to the Jungle Brothers boys chat with podiatrist Tim Brandson HERE
Thanks for reading.
See you next week.