Pupowl wrote: »
I find it funny that the card mentions barefoot walking. I ordered a pair of barefoot shoes yesterday. Didn't even know that was a thing until recently. Buying shoes is always a huge problem for me and I hate wearing all shoes, except for sandals. I watched some videos on how to transition to barefoot shoes, and they all say to start with walking barefoot in the house. Don't most people do that already?! Wearing any kind of shoe in the house just feels wrong to me. Anyway, because I already wear nothing a lot of the time, and don't wear restrictive shoes, I hope it won't take me as long to get used to the barefoot shoes. I went with the Merrell Vapor Glove 6. I got 40% discount on them, so they were very affordable. I am pretty excited to try them and will let you all know how it goes.
frankwbrown wrote: »
These types of shoes are also known as minimalist zero-drop shoes (zero drop because they have no heel). Barefoot Shoes seems to be a newer name for them, probably because it just sounds better. If you like going barefoot, you'll love these shoes. One thing though: your choice of style needs to be based on what kind of terrain you walk on. I have several pairs of Xero shoes with different thicknesses in the sole. One pair is great for walking on concrete or asphalt, the other pair is better for gravel or rockier trails.
The theory with Barefoot (Minimalist) shoes is that you are better off with shoes that require your foot stabilizer muscles to stay strong, and shoes with excessive support allow those muscles to weaken. I was struggling with balance issues a while back, so I chose these shoes to see if they could help. I don't regret that decision.
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