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Working Out Barefoot

News / October 8, 2021

We wear shoes most of the time. But doesn’t it feel great to go barefoot sometimes? There is a freedom in going barefoot and not wearing restrictive uncomfortable shoes. There is a growing trend where more and more people are working out barefoot. One theory is that with the Covid lockdown, people were having to exercise in their homes and found that not wearing shoes not only felt great but that their feet and body were benefiting from it. There are some workouts that you automatically think of doing in bare feet such as yoga and pilates. But there are also tremendous benefits when weight training, walking, and running barefoot.

Let’s look at some on the benefits of working out in bare feet.

  1. Strengthen Feet

Working out barefoot can help re-develop foot muscles that have become weak from wearing stiff and over-protective footwear. Because there is nothing restricting your movement, your foot will go through a full range of movement, increasing flexibility and reducing the chance of injury. Smaller under-used muscles will be involved in stabilizing your body.

  1. Improved Balance

Our feet have thousands of nerve endings and the more contact we have with the ground, the more we have spatial awareness. Being able to feel the ground can help you adjust quicker when off balance. Also, the ability to splay the toes allows for a sturdier stance. This is especially useful in yoga and pilates.

  1. Better Posture

Often athletic shoes have a raised heel. This can put the body out of alignment. Being barefoot keeps everything in proper alignment putting less strain on your joints including ankles, knees, and hips.

  1. Increased Muscle Recruitment

Being connected to the ground, may allow you to have increased muscle recruitment. There is better awareness of weight distribution. Imagine doing a squat where you feel more engaged with the floor. This may allow you to produce more force upward as you drive your feet into the ground.

  1. More Efficient Stride

Many shoes have a thick sole, a raised heel and extra cushioning. When running or walking, this causes the heel to strike first sending a jolting shock to the body. When barefoot, the body adapts to a more natural action of toe striking which results in a smoother and more efficient stride.

However, there are times where it is not suitable to go barefoot. People are getting back to working out in gyms where shoes are required. Many are more concerned with germs in public places and the thought of being barefoot is just plain gross. When running, walking, and hiking outdoors you may want or need some protection from hot pavement and sharp objects. In times such as these, your best alternative is barefoot shoes. These minimalist shoes will give you the freedom and feeling of being barefoot.

Check out Leguano Barefoot Shoes for many styles of shoes that are perfect for your next barefoot workout.

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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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