When we reconnect to the natural world, we reconnect to ourselves. So it’s time to embrace natural living and let nature heal us. It’s time to be barefoot in nature.
THE BENEFITS OF HIKING BAREFOOT
While traditional outdoor shoes barricade your feet, barefoot reconnects them, letting you tread the terrain with full feeling and just enough protection. Remember what your place in nature feels like.
Balance is crucial outdoors, especially in steep, slippery, technical terrain. Barefoot footwear is wide, thin and flexible, letting your feet splay, feel and grip the ground, improving your balance with every step. That’s long-term trail protection.
Feeling the ground means your feet work harder and grow stronger outdoors. Beyond balance, this helps you develop healthy movement patterns and gives you extra power when the going gets tough.
To prepare for your next outdoor adventure, try VIVOHEALTH’s online Barefoot Fundamentals course. Whatever the distance, and no matter the terrain, it will help get your feet and legs in perfect condition for exploration.
Anybody can be a trail runner. So whether you’re a seasoned runner or a total novice, enrol to learn all the skills you need to run safely, confidently and to your full potential in the great outdoors.
Being barefoot outdoors is all about reconnection, with yourself and the wild. Savour outdoor enthusiast Sarah Leighton’s meditation on why she escapes for a poetic reminder of the power of stepping out barefoot.