Natural foot-function is the foundation of efficient, injury-free movement. Conversely, un-natural, compromised foot function is often the root cause of movement related pain.
There are 3 types of foot shape; Natural foot-shaped Foot, slightly Shoe-shaped foot, and the medically diagnosed Flat-foot or Fallen Arch.* If you have one of the first two then we recommend that you get your walking technique correct by engaging your big toes and reawakening the muscle, tendons and nerve receptors in your feet before you start running a lot.
Usual rules apply: too much too soon will lead to soreness and pain.
*If you have a medically diagnosed FLAT-FOOT or FALLEN-ARCH, a history of trauma, have had surgical intervention or wear corrective orthotic footwear, the function and anatomy of the foot is compromised. We therefore recommend that your transition to ‘barefoot’ should be supervised by a medical professional.
If you would like to learn more barefoot movement, and learn the art of barefoot running, please clickhere to book a coaching session at our London store.