Barefoot/Minimalist Shoes

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Barefoot/Minimalist Shoes

Your foot is designed to be highly mobile and incredibly dexterous. There are actually 26 bones and 32 joints in your foot, and it has the same number of sensory nerves that you have in the palms of your hands, in your mouth, or in your genitals. However, when we put typical shoes on our feet, we restrict its natural movement and suffocate its ability to feel and interact with the world around us.

Walking barefoot is especially important to our overall movement, balance, and stability; however, going shoeless is not always practical (or allowed). If I can’t be barefoot, I want a shoe that allows my foot to sense and respond, not a shoe that dictates how my foot interacts with the ground. I love these companies who think outside the box to create shoes that protect your foot’s natural movement and sensitivity.

Soft Star Shoes Affiliates LInk

VivoBarefoot Affiliates LInk

Chronology Shoes

Earth Runners Affiliates LInk

Luna Sandals Affiliates LInk