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Are Barefoot Shoes Good For Posture?

News / March 11, 2022

Posture is very important for our overall health. Good posture can improve energy and prevent muscle tension and back pain. There are many daily activities that can have a negative impact including sitting hunched at a desk all day or carrying heavy bags, but did you know that the type of shoes you wear can be bad for your posture?

Good posture starts from the ground up. Any shoe that has a raised heel can contribute to bad posture. Most men’s and women’s dress shoes, boots and athletic shoes have some type of heel lift. Even the smallest lift can affect posture over time. When the heel is raised above the toes, it puts the body in an unnatural alignment and forces the body to compensate. Weight is pushed onto the ball of the foot causing the body to lean forward and putting strain on the lower back, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.

A barefoot shoe (also known as minimalist or zero-drop) puts the ball of the foot and the heel the same distance from the ground. This keeps the body in a neutral alignment and keeps body weight centered over the feet. Barefoot shoes also have wide toe boxes that let your toes splay out, giving you a sturdier base and better balance. This allows you to stand taller and have a more upright posture with the correct alignment. This improved balance can assist in everyday chores, athletic movements and even walking. Good posture helps maintain a healthy spine and reduce the risk of back pain that so many experience at some point in their life. Proper posture also improves breathing, digestion, and can even make you look skinnier!

It is important to slowly transition into barefoot shoes if you have never worn them. Years of wearing overprotective and improper footwear cause the feet to become weak. A barefoot shoe has a thin flexible sole that allows the foot to go through a full range of movement, strengthening the feet over time. This gradual transition will help prevent injuries.
Check out Leguano Barefoot Shoes for a wide range of styles and colors in both men’s and women’s (most are unisex).

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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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