VIVOBAREFOOT believes that barefoot is best because it's the way nature intended us to move. With 200,000 nerve endings, 33 major muscles, 28 bones, 19 ligaments; the human foot is a biomechanical masterpiece. We listened to what they stated, and then tried the shoes out for ourselves. We loved the way they feel.
This is a new way of thinking and so we would like to add what they have stated on their web site: "In the last 40 years we have been led by a common misconception that cushioned, padded sneakers are better. Despite all the developments in sports shoe technology, an estimated 79 percent of people give up running because of injury – a movement that should come naturally.
However, unless you were brought up in an unshod, chair-free environment you are likely to be lacking in certain physiological qualities and biomotor skills for running. Barefoot running is a skill that has to be learnt. The modern human being is generally disconnected with nature so we need to relearn how to run. No heel, no midsole, no arch support, no gimmicks! VIVOBAREFOOT helps encourages us to move as million years of evolution intended - barefoot."
The web site has tons of information on why to embrace this concept. Be sure to read the stories on research and watch the videos on training. We found this fascinating, totally changing how we walk and run.
We had no idea how comfortable these shoes would be. We not only use them for walfor king and running, but since they are so comfortable, we wear them as slippers. They are also nice looking so we can have a shoe that is great for our feet and fashionable too. On these pages is a great video on how to walk and run. We also attended a seminar on the difference in walking correctly. Now we have changed our techniques and have immediately noticed less strain on our knees.
This shoe is the best selling style and it is easy to see why. The Aqua, is a classic lace-up trainer that is perfect for casual strolls or working out. This is a great alternative workout shoe that offers a slightly wider width for the barefoot experience. Our reviewer has high arches and still found it easy to get into and comfortable to wear.
...Fiftysense Product Review Panel