If you are just transitioning to barefoot/minimalist running, your feet are weak. No judgment! But it’s important to strengthen them in preparation for holding you up all by themselves! Here’s a fabulous video I just found from a podiatrist who is also a minimalist runner (rare!) which contains six stretches to help strengthen all the [...]
A side effect of my barefoot/minimalist running lifestyle is that my feet are spreading. This is a good thing. I’ve never been a high heel gal, but I have been guilty of smushing my already-wide feet into shoes (and sadly in this picture you can see how my big toe curves right to accomplish [...]
I have been a life-long flat footer. Did the wet test and saw an
imprint of my entire foot. flat flat flat. I had the one on the right.
I have been running minimalist/barefoot now for about two months, pure
barefoot for about two weeks.
I was [...]
Ok that title sounds a little medieval.:)
So I’m trying to do everything I can to help my feet along in their healing. I’m already feeling them spread, along with my feet. My toes, scrunched in shoes and asleep for so long, are starting to move more, and wake up. They do still feel a [...]
When i started walking in shoes and feeling the ground, it was all new, and I was excited. When I walked barefoot, it was even more enthralling – all the [...]
Sesamoid bones are colloquially called “the ball bearings of the foot.” The sesamoids are two small bones found beneath the first metatarsal bones. The main joint of the big toe forms the inside edge of the ball of the foot. The two small sesamoid bones are located on the underside of this joint. There is [...]