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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 they look like? Bunions is what happens when the Big Toe is pushed towards the other toes , sometimes even over-lapping them, causing the joint at the bottom of Big Toe, hallus vexus , to start protruding outwards. Painful -...

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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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ARE BAREFOOT SHOES GOOD FOR HIGH ARCHES?18.06.2019

Moving to barefoot or minimalist shoes is about letting your feet do their natural thing, reconnecting your brain to your body and the natural world around you. It’s pretty awesome. But are your high arches putting you off? High arches...

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5 Ways to connect to yourself, every day of the working week.11.06.2019

1 – Hydrate. Most folks living a city-based western lifestyle spend most of their lives slightly dehydrated – the earliest symptom of dehydration (before thirst) is slight lethargy. Think of your average day. Get up, pee, cup of coffee (or...

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Interview: Meet Waris Dirie07.06.2019

Activist, Bond girl, author, triathlete… get to know the multi-talented name behind our new collaboration. “I was born and raised as a nomad. As a child I’d never had a pair of shoes and would always walk everywhere barefoot. Because...

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The best places to trail run29.05.2019

Vivobarefoot Ambassador and pro trail runner Jennifer Asp shares her top trails to visit this month! Åre, Sweden Åre is my home town and favourite place to run (when it’s not snowing!). It has never ending trails to run in,...

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'MY KID NEEDS ARCH SUPPORT’ "We say WE’RE NOT SO SURE…"23.05.2019

Orthotics or arch support are commonly prescribed to children – and we believe this is usually a bad idea, often leaving far too many kids with weak feet and arches. Most of the scientific research into the benefits of...

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