The revolution of barefoot shoesPosted by Steven Han on
In thousands of years of human evolution, barefoot has always been the most important natural movement of man. Barefoot shoes are like the "second layer of skin" of the foot that has brought a revolution in the concept of "barefoot" walking.
Appearance of barefoot shoes
In 2003, Christopher reporter McDougall found out that the indigenous peoples of Tarahumara in Mexico run fast and that the remarkable feature of this people is barefoot.
He later wrote a bestselling book 12298;born to run. "Born to run" has become a way for people to understand and discover barefoot sports. This book documents the development of human running and the development of sports shoes and awakens the forgotten history of barefoot sports.
At the same time, scientists found that when walking barefoot, people are more likely to land on the forefoot and avoid landing on the heel, reducing the impact force on the leg joints and reducing the risk of injury. Therefore, the concept of barefoot sport was proposed and a concept called "minimalist" running emerged.
To imitate barefoot sports, a new type of sports shoes (minimalist running shoes) was born.
Fast development of barefoot shoes
In just a few years, barefoot running shoes have quickly evolved into a new style of popular sports shoes. After development and promotion through marketing, more people began to accept barefoot running as a new trend in sports shoes. The main reason for this is that you can use the natural abilities of your feet more efficiently.
In 2009, only a few brands of sports shoe manufacturers produced such shoes, and by 2012, the number of manufacturers had grown to 28.
No matter which manufacturer makes barefoot shoes, the sole is light and thin, the fabric is soft and elastic and the fit on the foot is perfect. The weight of a single shoe is within 200g. It's so easy you can ignore your existence.
What do barefoot shoes mean to you?
If you advocate healthy and natural exercise, this means some changes to your movement style. While some think there is still a long way to go, it is important to prepare for change now. One thing you can do is switch from ordinary sneakers to barefoot shoes. Now barefoot shoes have a variety of styles and colors that not only meet your sporting needs, but also offer you a variety of options. The sole of the minimalist running shoes is very thin and does not withstand any damping force. We must slowly adapt to the changes of barefoot shoes. Barefoot shoes change the posture of the sport and strengthen the muscles of both feet and legs.
Switching to barefoot shoes has many advantages, including:
You can take barefoot shoes anywhere because they can be folded 360° and stored in the backpack and do not take up too much space.
Barefoot shoes are thin and adapt more closely to the ground, which is good for your feet. If you wear thick shoes, your feet are less able to adapt to their environment and do not develop properly. This can lead to problems in sports like running, where you need maximum flexibility to run with minimal impact on your joints. Barefoot shoes allow your feet to fit any shape you step on. Compared with ordinary shoes, it can move and bend your feet freely and get a better sports experience.
You are likely to suffer from health problems caused by ordinary sports shoes. Normal sports shoes work by putting pressure on the shoes and knee joints. Every step, every run, every jump can cause inevitable damage to your knees. Barefoot shoes allow the muscles of the legs to exert pressure so that the muscles of the legs can be trained. With the increase in muscle strength, your muscles will gradually become stronger, your pain will be reduced, and your exercise ability will gradually improve.
If you love sports, we strongly recommend changing barefoot shoes, adjusting your training posture and choosing more efficient and safer running shoes. If you can put it on regularly, your body and mind will be especially healthy! This makes walking easier!
We hope this blog will help you achieve a healthy and natural exercise plan. Thanks for reading!