If you’re interested in “natural living”, and hopefully you are…then, at some point, you need to let your feet be free!
Your toes need to spread, your 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments need to MOVE and adapt to terrain and give all that wonderful input to your brain. (good functional input like this blocks pain!)
The back side of your legs need to lengthen to avoid heel pain, plantar fascitis, low back pain, and more.
And ultimately, your bare feet need to connect to the ground to get the amazing benefits of the earth’s free electrons like, reducing inflammation, relaxing tense muscles, improving sleep, and more.
But when you just can’t walk around barefoot, then it’s the new technology of barefoot shoes to the rescue.
I’ve been on the hunt lately for a new pair to replace my New Balance Minimus and found the Xero Prio, ordered them, and loved the feel but could not get the right size for my crazy 13.5 size (nobody makes that size!).
So I ended up trying the Merrell Trail Glove and took them out for a test drive on trail #1 at Charlestown Park this past weekend.
I had to hack them a little to get the right fit, but I really like them!
If you’d like, you can walk with me and spend a little time hanging out on a rock at the spring as I share my thoughts.
I also share some precautions when you’re just getting into minimal type shoes.
If you’ve got any insights or experience with minimal type, zero drop, barefoot shoes, please leave a comment under the video, OK?
Keep it natural,