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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BENEFITS OF BAREFOOT2 Days ago

Prof Dan Lieberman, chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard recently published research in the US science journal, Nature (June 2019), about the effect calluses have on the sensitivity of bare feet. He noticed as he spent more time barefoot his feet developed calluses which protected his feet from injury, but he wondered if his feet were losing sensitivity as a result. With a team from Germany and Kenya, they have concluded that despite calluses thickening with...

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Vivobarefoot’s unmissable experiences of Madeira3 Days ago

Earlier this year Vivobarefoot travelled to the Portuguese island of Madeira to shoot our ‘Feel More’ campaign – in this archipelago of islands jutting up from the Atlantic, about 400km west of Morocco, our team discovered a magnificent island of...

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WHAT IS MINIMALIST RUNNING – AND SHOULD YOU TRY IT?19 Days ago

Minimalist running is reconnecting to your body , it’s capabilities and the natural world around you. And the key to achieving this lies in your feet. To be a minimalist runner is to shed all the extra padding, support and...

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CAN WEARING MINIMALIST SHOES HELP WITH PLANTAR FASCIITIS?20 Days ago

Plantar fasciitis is the one of the most common causes of heel pain, a condition that involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. What...

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ZERO DROP VS ZERO CUSHIONING – WHAT’S GOING ON?20 Days ago

There is a LOT of choice and a LOT of confusing and sometimes even conflicting terminology out there when it comes to footwear. Even if you’re searching for ‘barefoot’ or minimalist shoes – sometimes the literature is anything but minimalist!...

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WHAT ARE BAREFOOT, MINIMALIST AND ZERO DROP SHOES?20 Days ago

So you want to join the barefoot adventure…. but all the terminology and choice is confusing? We agree! The following is a simple explanation of what it actually means to wear a ‘barefoot’ shoe, helping you make the right choice...

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THE VIVOBAREFOOT FAMILY ARE GOING ON A SUMMER RETREAT20.06.2019

The Summer Solstice is here, and we could think of no better way to celebrate the longest day of the year and the sun-filled days ahead of us than with a long weekend among friends and family. That is why...

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