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How To Choose Barefoot Running Shoes

News / May 4, 2022

Barefoot and minimalist shoes have been getting more popular in the footwear industry in recent years. Studies have shown that regularly wearing these shoes can help strengthen feet and may prevent some common foot injuries. But how do you know what to look for when purchasing a barefoot shoe? Here are a few things to consider if you are in the market.

  1. Fit

Of course, a comfortable fit should be the number one consideration. A proper barefoot shoe should have a wide toe box to comfortably fit the width of your foot and have enough space for the toes to wiggle. The shoe should mimic the shape of your foot and fit like a glove to prevent any rubbing or chaffing. Although barefoot running shoes are typically worn without socks, you should plan for a little more room if you will be wearing socks.

  1. Thin Sole

Barefoot shoes have a very thin sole to allow feet to have a full range of movement. They should only be a few millimeters thick so they are extremely flexible and provide maximum feel for the ground beneath. A zero-drop shoe, where your heel and forefoot are the same as if you were barefoot, put the body in proper alignment. Since the heel of your foot is in a flat, natural position, it leads to toe striking. This can result in a more efficient stride with less impact to the joints. Running in thick-soled shoes encourages the heel to strike first, which causes a more jarring impact that could lead to injuries.

3. Lightweight

You should choose a shoe that is lightweight. The lighter the better; the whole point is that you don’t want to feel like you are wearing shoes. It will require less energy to move than if you were wearing heavier shoes.

4. Cushioning

Barefoot shoes have little to no cushioning. This lack of cushioning leads to better feel for the terrain which can help improve balance and stability.

5. Protective Sole

A slip-resistant sole is great for wet surfaces and running up and down hills. You’ll want to choose a shoe that can protect you from sharp objects, hot or cold pavement and harmful fungus.

6. Breathability

Feet can get hot and sweaty; having a shoe that promotes air circulation and are quick to dry is crucial to the comfort of your barefoot running experience and for overall foot health.

7. Style

Although barefoot shoes were initially designed for running, people have been enjoying the benefits of wearing them for all sorts of activities and every day casual wear. Choose a style that fits where you will be wearing them. They are excellent for travel, going to the gym, water sports, walking the dog or running errands!

Free your feet and go barefoot! If you are looking for a superior barefoot shoe, check out Leguano Barefoot Shoes that are handmade in Germany. Their functionality, quality and style set them apart from other barefoot shoe brands. They offer fashionable running shoes, sandals, sneakers, high tops, boots and more in a variety of colors.


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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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