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FOLLOW FEET, NOT FASHION20.03.2020

Most shoes look nothing like the feet they cover. Which is odd. Because if we take away the shoes, our feet are functionally still the same, and this hasn’t changed for the last few millennia. What has changed, however, is what we wrap our feet in. If we go right back to the beginning, early homo sapiens - and the Neanderthals - were already tanning and working leather to cover their feet [i] . Fast-forward somewhat and it´s when fashion...

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BAREFOOT RESEARCH20.03.2020

Something doesn’t fit! It goes way back, to ancient Greek philosophers who were already describing how ill-fitting sandals caused diseases of the foot; Socrates himself was known to insist on walking barefoot. In the 1800s European doctors and scientists published...

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REJECT THE STATUS QUO, FREE YOUR FEET & REGAIN YOUR NATURAL MOVEMENT20.03.2020

There’s a problem underfoot that has probably never crossed your mind – a problem that is affecting your body’s natural potential from the ground up. The problem is that, along with sitting, processed foods and sugary drinks should probably reconsidered...

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Does My Kid Need Arch Support18.03.2020

WHAT IS ARCH SUPPORT AND DOES MY KID NEED IT? Traditionally, ARCH SUPPORT was a key part of kids´ shoes. The old-fashioned idea was that a child´s foot needed help as it grew with a hard sole, support and cushioning...

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The International Women’s Day – celebrating the toes and flows08.03.2020

Vivobarefoot has collaborated with Noble Cup to support their Every Queen Bleeds campaign this International Women’s Day 2020. Noble Cup is Ethiopia’s first menstrual cup leading an “Every Queen Bleeds” guerrilla movement breaking stigmas on menstrual health and raising awareness on period poverty, while offering awareness to sustainable period practices with a menstrual cup.

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MORE SPEED OR MORE FOOT HEALTH – IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE19.02.2020

You can’t have missed them: glaring neon, with super-high stacks and pointy heels - it’s the new souped-up shoe from you know who… Yup, tick. Their construction is a combination of foam, fluid-filled chambers and a ‘secret weapon’ which is...

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What is Pronation, Overpronation and Supination?14.02.2020

Pronation and Supination are natural and essential for healthy feet and ankles. The truth is the natural functional foot is an incredible piece of kit and is designed to pronate and supinate when you walk and run. Your movement skill...

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