Everything starts with our feet. Our feet help us in our first contact with the earth and become faithful companions guiding us around the world. That is why we continue to preach the benefits of walking barefoot.
There are shoes and shoes in the world ,all different from each other in shape, color and style. Minimal shoes differ from these because they are designed to allow the foot to grow naturally without outside influences. Most classic shoes are either too tight or too hard. If you also have this problem, you may want to switch to barefoot shoes.
The shape of barefoot shoes perfectly reflects the natural curvature of the foot. In addition to the thin elongated sole, which allows you to flex and extend your foot and properly distribute force as you walk. We have already talked about the benefits of barefoot shoes for children, but the same concept applies to adults.
Shoes shape our feet. If you are thinking of switching to barefoot shoes, we have collected some useful tips. Let's get started.
HOW TO START WALKING BAREFOOT?HERE ARE THE STEPS TO FOLLOW
1. No rush
For us, there is nothing more relaxing than walking barefoot. However, trying to get back to basics may not be as much fun as you thought. At least at first. Why? Because my feet are used to wearing padded shoes all the time! You have to play it safe and work slowly.
One option is to gradually buy shoes with even smaller drops. But if you don't want to spend a lot of money on three or four different pairs of shoes, you can start with zero drop.
However, if you want to confidently switch to barefoot shoes, it is best not to wear them all day long, but gradually integrate them into your daily routine ;).
2. Get ready to go barefoot
To get used to the new feeling, take off your regular shoes and go completely barefoot for at least 10 minutes a day. Until you are used to barefoot shoes. It feels like a second skin, so it's not difficult, right?
You can easily do this by going barefoot at home or at the beach. In any case, it is important for your feet and body to adapt to the changes.
Also, regarding safety, it is not advisable to walk barefoot on hard surfaces such as concrete or sharp gravel. Although there is much discussion about how our feet adapt to hard surfaces, we need minimal padding to protect our feet from cuts, dangerous pests, slippery surfaces, or burns.
3.Try leg exercises
As I have already mentioned, it is difficult to step back suddenly and go barefoot. However, like any other intense workout, even if your legs and calves are sore, they will eventually become stronger.
Therefore, you should consider doing leg exercises. Yes, even your toes need exercise! It is important to stretch your legs to transition smoothly to barefoot shoes. After your first barefoot run, you should perform a series of daily exercises.