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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Foot Glove...Do you have a pair?
Okay...so the popular barefoot running shoes are really unappealing and there is a lot of controversy about whether they are truly "helpful" in improving running gait, speed, strength, injury prevention and just about everything else.
The whole idea behind not wearing supportive shoes is that you will strengthen the foot and surrounding muscles that are supported by other running/walking shoes. We believe that if you can get past the looks of the shoe, they have their place and could correct imbalances that sometimes over-supportive shoes can create. However, there are some ground rules.
1. START SLOW...maybe try for non-impact activities first to get used to them. Do not dive into a full workout the first time you wear them!
2. Do not use these types of shoes if you have an injury because they are purposely unsupportive. Also, if you have diabetes avoid barefoot running because of the risks of getting cuts or bruises on the feet.
3. Do your own research and develop your own opinion before investing. Here are some worthy links:
We give our recommendation but remember that as humans we have developed a dependency on supportive shoes and it won't be an overnight adaptation to going barefoot. Gradually step into these and feel the difference and hopefully avoid an injury!
Any comments or opinions on these shoes?...let use know by commenting below.