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We were made to run barefoot

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Here’s the theory: humans have been endurance running for millennia and our bodies are designed for the task. Run barefoot and you’re most likely to strike the ground with your foot’s front or middle. Studies, chiefly by Harvard human evolutionary biology professor Daniel Lieberman, have shown these super-structured shoes actually counteract the body’s natural running style, encouraging runners to stride out and hit the heel instead of the forefoot. In a paper in Nature in 2010, Lieberman found that landing on the heel creates a collision-force of 1.5 to 3 times the body’s weight, which could contribute to stress fractures…

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What are the best uses for Barefoot shoes?

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Well this is a tough question as there are so many activities that barefoot shoes are used for.  The barefoot shoes that we stock are made from a material very similar to a wetsuit.  Which means first and foremost they are great to use for water sports.  For example they are great for paddle boarding as they give you more grip but you still retain your natural foot shape and feel.  When your done they are super easy to clean and then dry fast.  Another water activity they can be really useful for is around the pool.  With increased grip…

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Barefoot shoe revolution

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About 4 years ago we had an explosion of interest and demand for the barefoot shoe, or skin shoe.  This revolution was fueled by a belief the big shoe corporations had been duping us all this time.  That they had promised their shoes with big squishy heels and bulky forms were good for our feet and health, but now the truth was out, they were actually hurting us, and giving us all flat muscle-less feet!  Its important to remember no proper studies have shown this is true yet.  However the assumption is based on some reasonable ideas.  First and foremost…

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