Barefoot Blog

Hello Mr. Big Toe

July 17, 2014 by Kesh Patel

Hello Mr. Big Toe

Let’s face it. Our toes get a bad deal. Culturally and socially, they’re often outcast - viewed as areas of restricted access. Even the phrases ‘toe-rag’ and ‘le gros orteil’ (French for big toe) seem to have an air of disparagement about them. So, let’s make it clear from the outset. Here at VIVOBAREFOOT, we love big toes, and we are passionate about keeping them fit and healthy through natural barefoot movement! Read more

  Happy Feet,  Mr Big Toe,  Foot health,  VIVOBAREFOOT Kids,  Kids

Vivobarefoot Shoes and How They Support My Yoga Practice

July 11, 2014 by Meredith Holt

Vivobarefoot Shoes and How They Support My Yoga Practice

Yoga is primarily the union of the mind and body - and there is a lot to be said about the nuances of the practice. However, today I want to talk primarily about the physical postures (or asanas) and how wearing minimalist shoes can strengthen and stabilize yoga poses. Read more

Breaking the shackles of convention

July 04, 2014 by Kesh Patel

Breaking the shackles of convention

On Thursday 19th June 2014, 94-year old Dr Charles Eugster, widely regarded as the world’s fitness OAP, teamed up with VIVOBAREFOOT for a very special running coaching session. Charles was put through his paces at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Enfield, by Master Coaches Kesh Patel and Mark Esteban, who were joined by resident athletic coaches, Peter Scott and Ayo Falola. And there was also a special surprise in store, when former World Youth champion and British Athletics Womens Indoor 60m champion, Asha Philip, took a few minutes out of her training session to talk to Charles. Read more

  Mark Esteban,  Kesh Patel,  Skilful Movement,  Vivobarefoot

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