It doesn't matter how long it's been or what your feet look like or what you think they can or cannot do. Give them a chance. Your feet have feelings too...set them free. Let them explore, climb, feel, smell. They may not be used to it at first but they'll love it. They'll reconnect and they will adapt. Like these chimpanzees. Enjoy!!
Be brave! Modify your footwear! In this DAILY DOSE Jessi demonstrates three ways a shoe can be modified to allow for more natural movement. She also points out the importance of taking into account the difference between a shoe "print" and the "footprint" it offers within it.
...that is killing human movement. Toes stuck in tapered, immobile shoes are too. If movement is life, which I truly believe, then we are denying our children life! Jeff Moreno, DPT, Founder Move2Thrive In both cases, the act alone is not the problem. The amount of time spent doing it compounded by the level of one's activity or inactivity when they're not doing it can result in a problem. In both cases, people in our society do A LOT of it. They are both epidemically affecti
Oh my word! The WORDS that are being use to market footwear these days are sometimes hilarious, other times negligent. I've laughed and I've cried. ANATOMICAL is one of them. It comes from the word ANATOMY which is definied as: the structure of an organism or any of its parts. the scientific study of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts. Anatomically we were designed with our toes as the widest part of our foot structure AND our heel and toes designed to be on
It's time for zero-drop to include toes too. Common examples of what is known as "TOE SPRING" can be seen below: Natural Footgear writes: Toe spring is a toe-deforming shoe feature present in most shoes, including athletic shoes. Toe spring is the elevation of your shoe’s toe box above the ground or supporting surface. The current industry standard for toe spring for most types of footwear is 15 degrees. This means that most shoes hold, or immobilize, your toes in an unnatur
Footwear science is BIG TIME. It's amazing the magnitude of people, time and money that are involved these days. The more I looked into it the more confused I became as to how footwear has not been more true to the natural foot. Recently it has become more clear why the tragic trajectory. I've heard a footwear company tout the huge amount of footstrike data they had to work with and promote that their footwear doesn't inhibit the natural movement of the foot. Yet, their footw
It's time for the feet to shine. Getting to know your feet is vital to understanding and wanting the best for them. Jessi breaks the ice by introducing her feet to you: the good, the great and the what parts still need some work...