1. What kind of shoes are these?
Barefoot shoes — is a new level of respect for your feet, soles and body. The physical well-being of a person depends on the physical condition and natural daily comfort of the feet. After trying barefoot shoes, you will understand how the feet actually work when walking and running. You will feel your feet start to get stronger and healthier. The anatomical design of barefoot shoes does not distort the natural biomechanics of the feet.
2. Where did the idea of barefoot shoes come from?
In the second half of the 20th century, various runners won competitions, including the Olympics, performing barefoot. This society paid attention to this fact, and in the early 2000s barefoot running began to be promoted in the West. Such running was regarded as a method to improve the health of the feet and reducing the incidence of running injuries. This has been confirmed by a number of studies. The popularity of barefoot running began to grow after the publication in 2009 of Christopher McDougall’s book "Born to Run". Since then, people have experienced the benefits of running and walking in barefoot shoes.
3. Why are traditional shoes not anatomical?
The design of modern (traditional) shoes with a narrow toe box and heels is connected with the fashion of the past. The sources of this fashion lead to horse riding shoes. These shoes allowed to easily put the feet into stirrups, and the heel helped to fix the seat. However, this design does not take into account the anatomy of our feet: the toes are compressed, the center of gravity is shifted to the front of the foot, many foot muscles are excluded from movement and weaken. As a result — pain, discomfort and decreased endurance, poor posture, calluses and foot pathologies. The solution to this problem is shoes in which the muscles and toes will take a natural position and will be involved in movement. Barefoot shoes offer just this.
4. How will I feel the benefits of barefoot shoes?
Once you put on barefoot shoes, you will feel how easy and comfortable your feet will feel. Nothing will compress its anatomical structure. Shoes will not interfere with flexibility and functionality of the feet. When walking and running, the joints and muscles of the feet will be naturally involved in the movement.
5. Doesn’t the price of barefoot shoes is too high?
Each pair of our barefoot shoes is made by craftsmen with more than 20 years of experience. We use proven and environmentally friendly materials to make safe and healthy shoes. BOSI barefoot shoes will serve the consumer more than one season of wearing. Investing in your own health and comfort is beneficial. Especially when it comes to feet, a pair of which we get for life.
6. I spent the day wearing barefoot shoes. Something hurts the heel and in general the legs are somehow tired. Is this normal?
This is a normal reaction to exercise to which the feet are not accustomed. Most of the muscles and joints of the feet did not work when they are put traditional shoes. Heel pain indicates that you are taking too big steps with heel strike. This is due to the habit of wearing shoes with heels and soft soles. Such walking gait is not good for the joints, because the weight of the body during the steps is not absorbed by the arches of the feet. The impact passes to the thigh joints, where inertia goes to the spine. If you continue to occasionally wear barefoot shoes, the muscle soreness from the first walks will transform to improved biomechanics of movement, strengthened feet and healthier posture.
7. I have some foot problems, which is why I wear orthopaedic insoles. Can I wear barefoot shoes?
The idea of barefoot shoes — is to give the feet the opportunity to perform its natural functions and not disturb its anatomical structure. There are no orthopaedic insoles in barefoot shoes. Because of this, the feet take natural, non-restricted position. It stimulates muscles and ligaments of the feet, strengthening it and preventing numerous feet pathologies. Our foot consists of 26 bones, 30 joints and over 100 muscles and ligaments. The foot does not need any forming surfaces. No wonder orthopedic insoles are recommended to use no more than 4 hours a day, because they weaken muscles, joints and ligaments of the feet. Orthopedic insoles are often prescribed for such foot pathologies as flat feet, or valgus or varus deformity. These pathologies occur due to the weakening of the musculoskeletal system of the foot. Such pathologies are manifested by displacement of the supporting joints of the feet. Insoles only aggravate this situation. They do not strengthen muscles and ligaments of the feet, but on the contrary — atrophy them. Doctors prescribe temporary wearing of orthopaedic insoles as a means of correcting severe cases of pathology. Insoles do not act as a means of toning the muscles of the feet and its joints. Barefoot shoes are a preventive measure to strengthen the feet and restore its anatomical structure. In the presence of pathologies of the feet — walk more barefoot.
8. After wearing barefoot shoes, traditional shoes seem compressive and uncomfortable. What do I do?
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