Understanding the anatomy of the foot
Our foot is composed of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. This structure allows our foot to flexibly adapt to our movements, i.e., walking, jumping, running. During movement, the foot must absorb all shocks and unevenness of the ground, indicating the level of stress it endures.
This shock absorption is mostly performed by a flexible ligament that connects our heel to the toes. This ligament is called the plantar fascia. If this ligament is exposed to excessive stress, possibly due to improper footwear, it can become strained, displaced, and inflamed, causing pain.
Causes of foot pain
Foot pain is not natural, and we don't need to accept it! In all cases, we need to identify the triggers and strive to eliminate them. Here are some main causes of foot pain:
- Overuse of the foot
- Wearing the wrong shoes
- Inflammation of the plantar fascia
- Flat foot (longitudinal arch sinking)
- Transverse arch sinking
- Incorrect posture
What should you do if you feel: my foot hurts in the middle!
If the above problems arise, it's worth trying to change your shoes, which in most cases effectively eliminates foot pain. Barefoot shoes are designed to mimic barefoot walking while maintaining the natural shape of the foot. As a result, the foot remains in an ideal state, just like a child's foot, so no part of the sole is overloaded or strained.
How does a barefoot shoe work?
These shoes have no heels. This fact alone can alleviate numerous pains, for example, the inflammation of the plantar fascia will also decrease from this. The next important feature is the thin, flexible sole. Many are surprised by this, as most doctors will recommend stiff, thick arch supports in the case of arch sinking.
Why is a thin, flat, and flexible sole better? Because it makes the muscles, joints, and ligaments work, which strengthens the foot, makes it strong again, and enables it to maintain the transverse and longitudinal arches by itself, while in an arch support, it continues to weaken, as the insert does the job for it.
The third important part of the shoes is the wide toe box, which gives room for the toes, doesn't squeeze them into an abnormal position like an average shoe. This way, the body weight can shift over the entire surface of the foot with each step, nothing will be overloaded or deformed on it.
Barefoot shoes are available in all seasons!
If you look at our range, you can see that you can find all kinds of barefoot shoes from sandals to winter boots. Our Leguano Go Mixed shoes are a real universal model, suitable for sports, everyday life, and your free time.
If you also have the feeling that "my foot hurts in the middle," all you have to do is look through our shoes and choose the one you like the most. If you want to try them on in person, you can visit our store in Székesfehérvár, or you can reach us at our contact details!