Terra Plana received some great feedback from an Alexander Technique teacher in the USA…..
"My name is Jon Bernie: I'm 55 years old and live in San Francisco. I went into private practice as an Alexander Technique teacher in 1981 and have been very active and althletic my whole life.
I recently heard about Vivo Barefoot shoes made by Terra Plana (these shoes were designed by a tennis player to avoid ankle injuries and are engineered to meet International Podiatry Approval – FIP). I ordered a pair and have experienced an extraordinary change for the better in my overall health and well being. It really is incredible how much better I feel wearing these shoes! I actually feel like I'm walking for the first time in my life and that walking, especially walking up hills is a full body exercise. I feel like my feet, calves, thighs, knees, hips and back are integrated in a way they have never been before. The shoes I mostly wore were Asics running shoes, and when I put them on now, they feel 'wrong': effort is distributed throughout my structure in such a way that creates strain patterns and instability in my structure. Since I've worn the Vivos, I haven't needed to see my chiropractor; I feel much stronger and more stable structurally.
I was inspired to write to you from my personal experience to offer another perspective from the need for supprt from structured shoes: I was told that my whole life, from early childhood, and I would say that that perspective most likely caused me more structural problems than I care to remember. When I strated wearing the Vivos, I felt as if my feet had been waiting their whole life for these shoes."