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Are Barefoot Shoes Good For Your Back?

News / May 21, 2022

Back pain is a condition that so many people suffer from. Damage can result from strain, medical conditions or poor posture. If you’ve experienced any kind of back pain, you know how debilitating it can be and would do anything to prevent it from happening.

Did you know that your back pain may actually be caused from your feet? If you are wearing incorrect footwear, it could be contributing to your back pain. Wearing shoes with even just the slightest heel (this includes men’s dress shoes and athletic shoes) shifts your center of gravity forward. To compensate, the upper body is forced to lean back which causes an arch in the spine. Your alignment is thrown off and this unnatural position puts constant strain on the muscles of the back.

So how can barefoot shoes help with this pain?

Barefoot shoes are also referred to as zero-drop shoes. A zero-drop shoe is one that keeps the heel the same level to the ground as the toes are, just as if you were standing in bare feet. This puts the body in proper alignment and puts less stress on the ankles, knees, hips and lower back. With weight being distributed evenly, the body doesn’t need to compensate and this can result in a more stable foundation.

A zero-drop shoe also encourages a more natural action of toe-striking. This results in a more efficient forward stride and less stress on the joints than heel-striking which is common in people who wear thick-soled shoes.

The wide toe box and thin sole of a barefoot shoe also allow the foot natural movement through a full range of motion. This full range of movement helps keep the body in a natural alignment, improving posture and reducing strain on the back.

Wearing barefoot shoes can help strengthen the feet, give you a more efficient gait and get your body moving in a more effective manner. However, if you are new to barefoot shoes, you will want to ease in slowly. It will take some time to rebuild the strength in the underused muscles of the feet and to get used to the body being in proper alignment. Start with a few minutes a day and as your strength increases, extend the amount of time. It could take up to a few months before you are able to wear these shoes all day.

I have personally made the switch to Leguano Barefoot Shoes and notice a big difference. Not only has my lower pain disappeared but I love the non-constricting feeling of these shoes. I wear them for running errands, walking the dog, and they are the perfect travel shoe!

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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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