The 4 Main Characteristics of Natural Footwear

The 4 Characteristics of Natural Footwear

 

 

When it comes to our feet, we often forget that they are designed for movement and sensation, not just standing or walking. That’s why when we do choose to wear footwear, it’s important that we choose natural footwear. Natural Footwear is a term used to describe shoes that promote natural foot function. This means that the shoes are wide, thin, flexible, and flat. Let’s take a closer look at these four main characteristics of natural footwear!

 

First, natural footgear is wide. This means that the shoes have a wide toe box that allows your toes to move freely and spread out. This is important because it allows your feet to function the way they are supposed to and helps to prevent injuries.

Second, natural footwear is thin. This means that the shoes are not bulky or heavy, and they don’t have a lot of padding. This is important because it allows your feet to move freely and helps to prevent injuries.

Third, natural footwear is flexible. This means that the shoes are made of flexible materials that allow your feet to move freely. This is important because it allows your feet to function the way they are supposed to and helps to prevent injuries.

Fourth, natural footwear is flat. This means that the shoes have a low heel-to-toe drop (the difference in height between the heel and toe). This is important because it allows your feet to function the way they are supposed to and helps to prevent injuries.

 

These are just a few things to look for when choosing natural comfort footwear. Remember, natural footwear is designed to promote natural foot function, so it’s important to choose shoes that are wide, thin, flexible, and flat. This will help you stay safe and injury-free!

There are a few other things to keep in mind when choosing natural footwear. First, make sure that the shoes fit well. They should be snug but not too tight, and they should allow your toes to move freely. Second, choose shoes that are comfortable. You shouldn’t have to break them in; they should feel good from the moment you put them on. Third, make sure that the shoes have good traction. This will help you stay safe on slippery surfaces.

 

Now that you know what to look for in natural footwear, it’s time to go out and find the perfect pair of shoes for you! happy shopping!

 

Some natural footwear companies to check out:

Xero Shoes

Vivobarefoot

Lems Shoes

Soft Star Shoes

New Balance Minimus

Merrell Trail Glove

Inov-eight Bare-XF 210 V.II Cross Trainer  

 

Be sure to do your research before purchasing natural footwear to make sure you are getting a quality product that meets your needs! And always consult with a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about switching to natural footwear.

 

Happy shopping! And remember, natural is always better for your feet! 🙂

Director | Rehabilitation or Rehab / Sports Podiatrist,

Foot Mobilisation & Trigenics® Lower Limb Practitioner, Movement Restoration Coach (MRC™), Strength and Conditioning Coach

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