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Are Barefoot Shoes Good For Hiking?

News / November 24, 2022

Hiking barefoot is an experience every nature would love. What could be better than feeling the mud squish between your toes, the grass tickling your feet and just feeling a better connection with nature? However, hiking barefoot can be a dangerous activity and depending on the type and duration of the hike should probably be left to only expert hikers. The next best thing is hiking in barefoot shoes or boots. So why are barefoot shoes good for hiking?

  1. Improved Ground Feel

Barefoot shoes have a thin sole with a zero heel-to-toe drop that enable you to feel the ground beneath and adapt to the conditions. You have better proprioception which is the awareness of your body in space. You can move quicker, react faster to slips, and generally give you better control of your body.

  1. Flexible Sole

A traditional hiking shoe or boot has a stiff thick sole that restricts the movement of the foot. The thin, flexible sole of barefoot shoes lets the foot move through a full range of motion. Feet are given the ability to twist, bend and move in all directions. Over time, this may help strengthen feet that have become weak from wearing overprotective shoes.

3. Protective Sole

When walking on rough terrain, barefoot shoes will help protect your feet from sharp objects, stinging insect, hot or cold pavement and bacterial infections.

4. Non-Slip Sole

Most barefoot shoes have a slip-resistant sole. They will give you better traction and grip on slippery terrain.

5. Lightweight

Most traditional hiking shoes and boots are heavy. Over the course of a long hike, they can start to slow you down. Barefoot shoes are so lightweight, you may even forget you are wearing them! They provide all-day comfort.

6. Improved Balance

Barefoot shoes have a wide toe box that lets the toes splay out naturally. Not only does this make the shoes extremely comfortable but also provides a wider base, leading to better balance.

7. Reflexology Benefits

Walking in barefoot shoes on objects such as rocks stimulates pressure points on the feet that may lead to improved energy, organ function, circulation and more!

If you are ready to take your hiking to the next level, give barefoot shoes a try! Check out Leguano Barefoot Shoes superior minimalist shoes, handmade in Germany. There are many styles of unisex shoes and boots that will give you maximum comfort for your next hike or any activity you choose.



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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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