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Devon SeaMoor [Visitor] in response to: Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot Feel and Shoe Functionality

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 23:32:19 +0000

Great article and comments too, thank you for several links included. I'm now seriously exploring 5 toes-shoes and leather lightweight shoes that feel like I'm on bare feet.. almost.

I need to feel the grip with my soles and toes, to feel happy while walking. I don't run, long walks is what I do. So far, as a preparation, only following my intuition, I've done a lot of dancing and excersizes that make my feet strong and my ankles. When I sit with my feet on the sofa, like now, I'm often turning my feet around, flexing and stretching them, so that all muscles are awake.

Also I massage my feet and lower legs almost every day with that yellow colored unrefined palm-oil, which leaves the skin flexible and soft. Specially after a long walk, that massage helps to wake up the next day without any "hang over" in my legs and feet, from the walk.

The surprising effect of that regular massage is, that all parts of my feet are sensitive to touch and movement of bones in my feet, it means that the grip of my soles and toes is strong too.

Giving your feet proper attention with your own hands, which is easy, doesn't cost you anything and it offers you the benefits of feet-fitness while being outdoors much.

I'm also working on the land, walking between vegetable beds, harvesting fruit, digging out roots or shoveling muck, walking in mud and on clay clumps, in short uneven terrain.

I can't get used to wellies, wearing them for hours on end and boots with inflexible soles make me feel like walking on wooden clogs, like the Dutch did once upon a time. Those heavy inflexible boots make my feet very tired and leave my knees hurting at the end of the day.

It's the most natural way of walking, to roll off one's feet and use the toes and soles of the feet to get a grip. Stepping on rocks, like on Dartmoor UK, where I live, is much better on bare feet or 5 toes shoes, it's encouraging me to order a pair of 5 toes shoes, made of leather. I like breathable natural material, no synthetic for me.

I so love to jump from rock to rock, I'm a 67 year young Capricorn.
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Olivia Sanders [Visitor] in response to: Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot Feel and Shoe Functionality

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:59:42 +0000

These people didn't create those shoes. I saw that same exact style of shoe on and episode of married with children back in 1991. The name of the episode was called,"God's shoes"




Emanuele [Visitor] in response to: Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot Feel and Shoe Functionality

Sat, 06 Jul 2013 19:06:53 +0000

Your (and several other's) definition of proprioception is a bit wrong.
Proprioception is the perception of the position, movement and effort of various parts of the body in relation with the rest of the body. It has NOTHING to do with the perception of the surroundings, including the ground, which is relative to exteroception.
("proprio"="one's own" vs. "extero"="external")
Unless regular shoes are so tight to make your feet numb, they can't impede proprioception in any way.




Tyler [Visitor] in response to: Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot Feel and Shoe Functionality

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:03:44 +0000

If only they would make them in a more formal color. Would you mind touching on the tabi boot? Good article, thanks.




Blue [Visitor] in response to: Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot Feel and Shoe Functionality

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:00:08 +0000

This article is ridiculous. What you have described is basically a thin layer of fabric between your foot and the outside world, a glove for your foot. You're still confining your foot in a sweaty, claustrophobic space, but with almost no protection. You're cutting it off from that nice dust feel without guarding it the harsher physical elements. Shoes are for protection. Many people around the world have jobs and do things that require hard soled and steel toes protection. The point of shoes is that we don't have to adjust our gate or change how we step. We can just go about walking without worrying about the state of the ground or what we're stepping on.

If you want to tip toe around, stepping on glass and gravel and stubbing your pinky toe on every heavy object you get too close to, why pay $50 to do so? Just don't wear shoes.




M Cooper [Visitor] in response to: Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot Feel and Shoe Functionality

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:15:47 +0000

An interesting discussion on footwear. Until modern times very few materials can be hand-made to the shape of a foot. A few years ago a doctor in India designed an artificial leg for people without legs made with rubber with the foot that shaped like a human foot.

The earliest attempt to create footwear with least amount of material including animal hides and the straw sandals. In modern times there is the Birkinstock from Germany to mimic walking in the sand. Back in the 1980s there was a type of rubber sole that just sticks to the bottom of your feet. No straps to tie so you're literally walking barefoot. And then came Teva sports sandals that you can be camping or mountain climbing.

There are people who wear flip-flops or sandals in hot summer days and those who would stick to sneakers for fashion reasons.

The last time I've seen a pair of shoes that shaped like a foot was 2 weeks ago at a local fundraising event walking up 140 floors of a tall building. As a rule sandals were not allowed so some wore these instead...




Melony Robinson [Visitor] in response to: Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot Feel and Shoe Functionality

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:24:33 +0000

I suffer from Plantar Faciitis and would love to try a basis pair of these shoes, just to walk in. I have heard they actually can help my condition. What do you recommend?




daniel [Visitor] in response to: Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot Feel and Shoe Functionality

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:01:27 +0000

Ahh toes shoes, I loved them ever since I saw Al Bundy's God shoes.