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How To Wear Barefoot Shoes

News / September 6, 2023

Wearing barefoot shoes is a bit different from traditional shoes, as they are designed to mimic the feeling of walking barefoot while still providing some protection and support. Here's how you can properly wear and adjust to barefoot shoes:

  1. Choose the Right Size: Just like with any footwear, it's important to choose the right size of barefoot shoes. They should fit snugly but not tightly. Make sure there's enough room for your toes to spread and move naturally.
  2. Start Gradually: If you're new to barefoot shoes, your feet and leg muscles might need time to adjust. Begin by wearing them for short periods, maybe just an hour or two at a time, and gradually increase the duration as your body adapts.
  3. Practice Good Posture: Barefoot shoes encourage a more natural gait and posture. Stand tall with your weight centered over your feet and engage your core muscles to support your spine. Avoid leaning forward or backward.
  4. Walk Mindfully: Pay attention to your walking stride. Land on your forefoot or midfoot rather than your heel, as this is more natural and better for shock absorption. Take shorter steps and allow your feet to flex and roll with each step.walking in barefoot shoes
  5. Toe Spreading: Barefoot shoes usually have a wider toe box to allow your toes to spread out. This is more in line with the natural shape of the foot. Use your toes to grip the ground while walking, just like you would when walking barefoot.
  6. Use Your Feet Naturally: Let your feet move and flex naturally as you walk. This helps to strengthen the muscles in your feet and lower legs.
  7. Be Patient: It might take some time for your feet and body to adjust to the different feel of barefoot shoes. Don't rush the process. Allow your muscles and tendons to gradually adapt to the new way of walking.
  8. Strengthen Your Feet: To make the transition smoother, you can do exercises to strengthen your feet and lower leg muscles. Simple activities like walking on sand, grass, or uneven surfaces can help develop your foot muscles.
  9. Listen to Your Body: If you experience discomfort, pain, or any unusual sensations, take it as a sign to slow down or adjust. It's normal to experience some muscle soreness as your body gets used to the new way of walking.
  10. Alternate with Regular Shoes: You don't have to wear barefoot shoes all the time. You can alternate between your barefoot shoes and your regular shoes as your feet adapt. Over time, you might find yourself preferring the natural feel of barefoot shoes.

Remember, the transition to barefoot shoes might be different for everyone. Some people adapt quickly, while others take more time. The key is to be patient, listen to your body, and enjoy the benefits of a more natural and mindful way of walking.

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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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