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5 Reasons To Lose The Shoes And Go Barefoot Now!

News / July 17, 2018

As a society we are led to believe that shoes with thick support will protect our feet and joints from pain and injury. When you think about it, wearing shoes with cushioning is actually comparable to putting our feet into a cast which can cause more damage than good. After countless hours, days, and years of attempting to walk without allowing your feet their full range of motion and flexibility, the muscles can atrophy and the ligaments can weaken. Ever heard of “use it or lose it”? It applies here…

Here are 5 reasons to walk barefoot or wear shoes with minimal cushioning and support:

1. Improved Posture & Balance

Without the artificial support, extra cushioning, and heel lift of typical sneakers, the feet are in what can be considered a more neutral position. This tends to allow the joints of the body to re-align naturally, which can lead to improve posture and stability.

2. Strengthens Feet

The feet are able to move freely instead of being forced into a stationary position. This constant movement can actually allow the muscles and ligaments to strengthen, providing a more natural shock-absorbing system for our joints. Therefore, our joints may actually get less of a pounding sensation during movements such as walking and jumping.

3. Increased Neurofeedback

Without stiff shoes cutting us off from the earth, the nerve endings of our feet are once-again able to sense the differing surfaces and materials we walk on. This can have a positive impact on the alertness of our brain and body. Increased neurofeedback combined with stronger feet can make us more aware and responsive to our environment which can help prevent injuries (ex. Rolling an ankle).

4. Reflexology Benefits

Walking barefoot may stimulate the pressure points of the feet associated with various health benefits, including decreased tension and stress, decreased blood pressure, improved sleep quality, and headache prevention and relief.

5. Improved Circulation

With greater flexibility of the feet comes greater blood flow! This can prevent varicose veins, improve foot and leg health and keep our toes warm in colder weather.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at and I’d be happy to chat.


Angela Lancaster
Co-Owner, Leguano Inc.

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Our feet are our foundation. We rely on them to carry us throughout each day. Therefore, it is essential that we keep them as healthy and happy as possible!! Going barefoot allows your feet to move freely and gives your foot muscles much needed exercise for a strong and sturdy base of support. By wearing leguanos you get the ultimate protection of shoes with the flexible, breathable, and lightweight comfort of being barefoot! Free your feet with German-made leguano barefoot shoes. Learn More

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Leguano specializes in manufacturing the highest quality barefoot shoes money can buy. We make barefoot shoes for men and women of all ages including children. Gain from the positive benefits of walking barefoot all the time. Leguanos are great to wear outdoors and indoors, they provide great comfort, are light and flexible yet provide excellent protection. Barefoot shoes are also known as zero drop shoes or minimalist shoesZero drop running shoes or minimalist running shoes refers to the natural flatness of the design. Whether you are looking for barefoot training shoes, running shoes, trail running shoes or even barefoot boots be sure that Leguano has the best zero drop shoes for women and zero drop shoes for men that money can buy. Disclaimer: Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Statements regarding medical benefits of wearing Leguano shoes are the opinion of Leguano Inc. and are based on individual experiences and results, your results may vary. The opinions expressed are solely for educational and informational purposes and are in no way intended to be medical advice. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not intended to be a substitute or replacement for any medical treatment. Please seek the advice of a healthcare professional for your specific health concerns.
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