Do you remember as a kid running around barefoot all day every day? Why as we get older do we stop enjoying this natural pleasure? From an early age we start wearing shoes that are constricting and prevent natural foot movement. As we get older, for many of us, our feet gradually weaken and we are forced to wear orthotics, insoles and arch supports to cushion our tender tootsies. Is there any way to get back that foot strength and enjoy being barefoot again?
Years of wearing stiff and rigid shoes is similar to having a cast on a broken foot. Lack of use can cause muscles, tendons and ligaments to weaken. Weakened feet need to be introduced to walking barefoot again slowly and with proper form. If you jump into walking barefoot too quickly you may be susceptible to injuries. When you get your barefoot shoes, we recommend that you start wearing them around the house. You may notice some aches and pains as you strengthen your feet which is normal, it is the same with your muscles when you start lifting weights. Gradually increase the time spent wearing them. For some, it may take time for your whole body to adapt. Your feet and body will be moving in a unique way. The minimalist sole of the shoe puts your body into a whole new and proper alignment.
Take note of how your body and feet feel and make adjustments to how long you are wearing your barefoot shoes. Feeling great? Wear them longer and gradually build up to wearing them every day. It is highly recommended to wear your shoes every day to keep the strength you have built and to enjoy the benefits that going barefoot can bring.
What are the benefits you will enjoy from wearing your barefoot shoes every day?
As mentioned above, wearing barefoot shoes can lead to increased foot strength. Increased foot strength provides a solid foundation for the rest of your body. Foot strength is very important as we age to prevent injury and falls.
Wearing a barefoot shoe can increase our proprioception to the space around us. This allows the brain to develop new neural connections that lead to improved balance and stability.
Wearing a barefoot shoe helps to put the body into natural alignment which can lead to better posture and less stress on all your joints.
The thin sole of a barefoot shoe allows the foot to feel everything we step on. Things such as rocks and sticks stimulate pressure points on our feet that can help with improved energy, circulation, and better organ function.
So to answer the question “can I wear barefoot shoes every day” the answer is yes! Free your feet to enjoy natural foot movement and all the benefits that come along with it.
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