Clapham Manual Therapy and Functional Movement

Barefoot shoes and advice for transitioning

An interesting discussion of ‪#‎barefoot‬ shoes and training and some exercises and ideas on how to make the transition and what to look for in a shoe that will support our foot and overall health. Wearing most conventional, stiff shoes is like wearing a cast and causes the muscles and joints in your feet to fall asleep, but it takes patience and rehab to wake them up again. If your arm had been in a cast for 3 months you wouldn’t just go out and use it normally without doing some rehab, so if you’ve been wearing conventional shoes all your life, buying a pair of barefoots and going out for a run is asking for trouble. Start off by just walking around at home barefoot as much as possible. Take things slowly.