Here’s a crash course in barefoot biomechanics from Lee Saxby. Lee discusses the practical reality of the biomechanics of barefoot running and the science that underpins skilful movement and natural human locomotion. Whilst at the same time acknowledging the importance of the story tellers of barefoot running, like the Barefoot Teds and the Chris McDougalls who deal with the emotional side of barefoot running. Read more…
Glasgow Parkour Coaching have been try out some barefoot movement in recent months and have seen a number of benefits that supplement our regular Parkour training. Using Vivos on light training days, and practicing small movements with maximum proprioception definitely improves co-ordination, balance and precision which are absolutely essential for parkour. Any training that we can do that strengthens the ankles, allows them to move around their full range of motion, and promotes a natural foot movement will support our jump and landing strength that we need to practice safely. Read more…
In just over 2 weeks I fly out to Serbia to walk from the north to the south of the country; a journey of about 500 miles. The task is simple. But I don’t think it will be easy.
So why Serbia? Since i cycled through the country in a couple of years back i fell in love with the country. The people took good care of me, I made friends for life and I learned a lot about a country that i knew very little about before i crossed the border. But i didn’t learn enough. I wanted to learn more. Read more…
We recently asked “What’s the best thing about barefoot running?”
The response was great so we thought we’d compile all the comments into one place. If you’d like to add to this, please comment below and we’ll add your comments to the thread.
“The best thing about running barefoot is it lets your body move the way it was intended to. For the first time in my life, I am able to run pain free in my knees and hips thanks to transitioning to a barefoot style running.”
– Jeremy Snyder
“I guess you don’t really need your golf shoe to roll up into a ball, but the fact that it can just shows how well it lets your foot flex and move as it wants to. The Hybrids are definitely the thinnest most flexible golf shoes I’ve worn.” – Birthday Shoes
Our friends at Birthdayshoes.com took a pair of the Hybrid Golf Shoes from VIVOBAREFOOT and gave them a thorough test drive. If you’re considering purchasing barefoot shoes that will improve your golf game, we would recommend you read the review first.
This is what Outdoors Magic stated about the Synth Hiker Boot:
We are very excited for this new boot to be feature in our range today. This boot has the off-road sole but also has the light underfoot that gives you the perfect medium of protection and lightness for your hiking adventures.
Outdoors magic, describes the boot as:
“The boot is made from vegan-friendly, synthetic materials. The uppers are a mix of hydrophobic mesh and PU while the toe guard is ECO PU. Finally there’s a Hydrogaurd waterproof sock liner to keep your feed dry and happy.”
Synth Hiker boot has its own claim of fame by weighing 335g for the mens boot and 280g for the women’s boot, which makes these boots one of the lightest yet.