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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Barefoot Running Shoes

I saw this Barefoot running shoes on Yahoo the other day. I thought it was pretty cool. I remember running on the streets a lot as a kid with my barefoot playing tag...lol...I thought this awesome idea but the shoes looks a little funny though, but I would like to try it.
So what are the benefits of Running Barefoot? I actually thought it was bad for your feet that's why shoes were made, beside's getting your feet dirty and from other hazardous stuff on the floor.

A growing amount of Research had shown the following:(found this on another website)
http://barefootrunningshoes.org/2009/12/02/barefoot-running/
*Less Recurring problems with  ankle Sprains, Chronic foot injuries, and Plantaar fasciitis.(im not sure what that is.)
*Greater Agility
*Less Deformed Toes
*Improved Balance(which helped prevent other injuries)
*Prevention of Varicose veins(to increase blood circulation in the feet)
*Reduced occurrences of ankle sprains by increasing awareness of foot position
*Less deformed toes (feet are not forced to be formed in the shape of the shoe
*Increased oxygen to feet
*Chances of over training and over straining are less because your feet will react to problems instead of them being masked by your thick shoes
*Encourages proper running technique (too painful to run incorrectly barefoot!)
*Before the rise of popularity of running shoes, there were less reports of knee and joint injuries due to running. It was the rise of the elevated heel and pointed toe that was said to have marked the beginning of athletic foot and leg injuries
*Stronger muscles in the calf, hips and under the foot
*Prevent ingrown toenails caused by foot wear
*Prevent callouses caused by foot and shoe friction
*Chances of athletes foot and odor being eliminated are greatly increased
*More relaxing. We like to kick off our shoes at the end of the day!
*“Natural gait is bio mechanically impossible for any shoe-wearing person,” wrote Dr. William A. Ross
*Helps straighten out the toes as well as forces sections of your feet and toes to become more developed
*Absorb more “Chi” and life energy, increasing vitality and mood
*Save money on replacing running shoes every couple months (for heavy runners)...Definitely
*Save space in storing a ton of shoes

I would to try using it for bboying or when I play tennis. Dancing and doing my footworks barefoot...well I do it at home all the time anywayz.

7 comments:

dahstar said...

special shoes but i can't use in street maybe at home

Jimmy Ng said...

I guess if you wear it in public places everyone will be looking at you drawing too much attention. Nah, I'm a shy type. I agreed with @dahstar

Industrial Training said...

Very interesting running shows. so creative.

Footwear said...

fashion without footwear is incomplete can you share a post about footwear?

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Eric said...

I regularly use this and i must say i feel totally different and amazing!

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