Leguano barefoot shoes are the best zero drop shoes available in Canada!
Zero drop shoes are ones that are designed with little or no built-up heel lift or steep slope from the heel to the forefoot. As a result, the feet sit parallel to the ground. This places one’s feet in the most natural position for various activities and movements, specifically running.
In recent years, the evolution of running shoes has resulted in the common belief that we require maximum support to engage in strenuous activities. Trendy maximalist shoes that are characterized by stiffness, cushioning, and a large heal-to-toe differential have become the most popular options.
What we do not realize is that when we wear maximalist shoes, specifically ones with a heel lift, our feet are forced into an unnatural sloped position. As a result, our feet must adapt to the structure of the shoes instead of being able to move freely and naturally. This, in turn, leads to significant changes in our movement technique as the rest of our bodies must compensate for the restricted movement of our feet.
Running in maximalist shoes has been associated with various injuries, partially because it encourages the body to have a heavier heel strike, higher impact forces, and overpronation.
Overall, with its additional qualities such as a lack of cushioning, flexible material and being extremely lightweight, leguanos are the best option as a zero drop shoe! Designed and made in Germany based on the latest in barefoot shoe technology and research, leguanos give you the ultimate protected barefoot experience!