Five Finger Shoes


Recently there has been a lot of research around shoes and whether or not they are really good for your feet.  The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body!  When you wear shoes that don’t allow your toes to splay and constrict your feet, the muscles get weak and that causes imbalances.  Everything in your body is connected.  If the muscles in your feet are weak, that could cause possible problems with your ankles, then your knees, hips, etc. all up the kinetic chain.  If you start to let your toes splay and build the muscles in your feet, it just makes sense that everything up the kinetic chain gets stronger (if you are training correctly).


Which brings me to the Five Finger Shoes, those weird shoes with a space for each individual toe. I’m a fan of the shoes and train in them frequently. The key is to not wear them for a long period of time at first, maybe an hour or two.  I only wear them when I’m training in the gym.  Once I ran 3 miles in them and I have to tell you, I felt like I was a gazelle!  It was very freeing to run in the shoes even though I’m not a huge fan of running.  Yet, I wanted to check them out outside of the gym.  You can buy socks with toes to wear in them, or I use Dr. Schools Odor-X foot powder to deal with stinky feet.  La gives the Five Finger shoe a big toe up!  Let me know your thoughts.


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