We were born to be barefoot. Our ancestors did not wear expensive running shoes while they were out foraging for food. Most often they were barefoot or wore a thin sandal or moccasin to protect the soles of the feet.
Our feet are comprised of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons. All these need to be strong to properly support our bodies throughout the day. Wearing thick soled shoes will cause the muscles, tendons and ligaments to weaken leaving us more susceptible to injuries. In recent years, there have been many studies on the benefits of going barefoot and the negative effects that running shoes have had on our feet. Thus German-based Leguano shoes was born. Created by movement specialists, the experts at Leguano have created a line of footwear that can give everyone the freedom and comfort of being barefoot!
Ultra-light Leguano shoes are designed with an expandable upper to perfectly fit all types of foot shapes and sizes. The flexible twisted fabric allows the wearer to spread their toes providing a sturdier base for balance and stability of the entire body. The breathable material is moisture-wicking and antibacterial. The skid proof flexible sole gives the foot full range of motion and at the same time, keeps the foot protected from most sharp objects including broken glass. Wearing a barefoot shoe keeps our body in a more natural alignment leading to better posture and less strain on all joints.
Are Barefoot Shoes Good For Running?
Barefoot shoes help a runner have a more natural gait. A person wearing barefoot shoes tends to land on the forefoot rather than the heel. Thick soled cushioned running shoes allow the runner to land with a forceful heel strike, not only causing an inefficient running stride but the potential for all sorts of injuries including strains, sprains, tendonitis, knee and back issues.
Leguano barefoot shoes are designed for anyone from the serious athlete to the leisure walker. They are ideal for all kinds of activities such as hiking, going to the gym, paddle boarding, walking the beach and boating just to name a few.
We at Leguano are looking out for your health. We suggest gradually transitioning into our shoes if you are not accustomed to going barefoot. Go slowly to allow your feet to gain strength. Your feet are your foundation. You will have happy healthy feet when you wear Leguano Barefoot Shoes.