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WHAT IS MINIMALIST RUNNING – AND SHOULD YOU TRY IT?01.07.2019

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 excess ‘stuff’ on your feet. To be precise: your running shoes! But don’t kick off your shoes and head out there barefoot just yet. Minimalist running is a process – and often a long and slow one. Let’s start at...

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CAN WEARING MINIMALIST SHOES HELP WITH PLANTAR FASCIITIS?01.07.2019

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?01.07.2019

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?01.07.2019

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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CAN MINIMALIST SHOES PREVENT BUNIONS?18.06.2019

Many doctors and podiatrists will tell you bunions, or hallux abductovalgus , to give the scientific name, are hereditary , and that the only solution is arch support, orthotic inserts and even major surgery. What are bunions, and what do...

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ARE MINIMALIST SHOES GOOD FOR FLAT FEET?18.06.2019

What are flat feet and, more importantly, what does having them mean? Feet are called ‘flat’ when they have fallen arches and, as a result, overly pronate inwards – it is a fairly common condition. They can be hereditary, be...

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