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Weightlifting In Barefoot Shoes

News / August 28, 2020

No matter what workout you are doing, you want to get the maximum benefits. What shoes you wear can have an effect on your training. Supportive cushioned running shoes can cause our feet to weaken from lack of muscle activation. They may also put our bodies in an unnatural position which in some cases can lead to injuries.

Many weightlifters prefer to train in bare feet. However, most gyms require you to wear footwear. If you like training barefoot, the next best option is to wear barefoot shoes. You will get the same benefits but also provide protection to your feet from any nasty fungus or germs that may be lurking on the floor.

Leguanos are superior barefoot shoes that are handmade in Germany. Here are some reasons you may want to wear these barefoot shoes while weight training.

1. Wearing barefoot shoes can give you better proprioception between the ground and your feet, this provides feedback that allows you to perfect your technique. When you wear an overly protective shoe you can lose the energy that is transferred from your feet on up through your body. In a barefoot shoe, you can feel more energy and potentially be able to lift more.

2. A traditional running shoe usually has a thicker sole, which can make you less stable. Leguano barefoot shoes have a thin flexible sole with a zero drop (heels and toes are on same level to ground) that allows you to have better balance. A wide toe box allows you to spread your toes which also makes you more stable. When your base is more stable, you will typically feel stronger throughout the body.

3. Wearing barefoot shoes help strengthen the feet. All the tiny ligaments and muscles in the feet that haven’t been used as a result of wearing a traditional running shoe will be activated.

4. You body is in a more natural alignment when wearing barefoot shoes compared to a traditional shoe. This should give you better posture which tends to lead to better form when lifting and possibly reduce injuries.

5. A traditional shoe can be heavy and give you the feeling of being weighed down. Leguano barefoot shoes are extremely lightweight. This sensation can give you a feeling of freedom and improved energy.

6. Leguano barefoot shoes have a nubby, non-slip sole which can prevent you from slipping.

7. Leguano barefoot shoes have an expandable stretchy woven upper that is breathable and moisture wicking. The material is also antibacterial meaning your feet will be fresher for longer.

8. Carrying traditional running shoes in your gym bag can be heavy and cumbersome. Leguano barefoot shoes roll up in to a ball and take up very little space.

9. Leguano barefoot shoes come in many different styles and colors to suit your preference; slip on or lace up, neutral color or bright.

If you are used to wearing a protective shoe during training, it is suggested you transition slowly into a barefoot shoe. You will need to gradually adjust as your feet strengthen. However, if you are used to training in bare feet, jump right into your Leguanos and start lifting!

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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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