Our feet carry us everywhere we go. They need to be strong to support us. But how do you get your feet stronger? The answer for many people is zero drop shoes.
What Are Zero Drop Running Shoes?
A zero drop running shoe is one that keeps the heel and toes the same distance off the ground. This mimics what it is like to be barefoot. Being barefoot can help to strengthen our feet and lower leg muscles, which in turn can lead to injury prevention, improved posture and balance. Zero drop shoes keep your feet in a natural position.
Wearing a zero drop shoe encourages you to land more on the front of the foot, absorbing the shock from running in a more efficient manner. For many people it leads to running with a smoother, more productive forward stride. A zero drop shoe keeps your foot parallel to the ground and encourages a more natural foot movement. These shoes have been reported to take the strain away from the foot, ankle, knee and back.
A maximalist shoe that is bulky and cushiony, lets the runner strike heel first, absorbing more shock throughout the body. This can lead to a variety of injuries. Shoes with a high heel to toe drop put your body in a more forward position, causing you to have poor posture.
Leguanos shoes has developed barefoot shoes with a zero drop that are comfortable, extremely lightweight and breathable. The minimalist qualities make them one of the top picks for many barefoot runners.
Leguano suggests easing into a zero drop running shoe if you aren’t used to being barefoot. If you are used to running in a more traditional running shoe with a raised heel, it will take time for your feet and body to adjust. You’ll be using muscles that you aren’t used to using.
Slip on a pair of zero drop Leguano running shoes and start enjoying healthier, happier and stronger feet.