Suitable sports with the Paleos®
More sensitivity for the soil results in better body coordination!Especially in sports where the environmental feedback due to our sensitive skin is important for stability, smooth movements and energy efficiency. Whether on water or on land, these stimuli are also essential for the identification of hazards.
In particular, our feet are equipped with an extremely large amount of nerves. These end here, or better to say, all the major nerves of the body start here. Stimuli these nerves receive from the environment (heat, humidity, etc.), are transmitted by them in all parts of the body and cause compensatory biological responses. For example, everyone knows the relaxing effect of a foot massage.
Our Barefoot-Technology is as sensitive as your feet are!
The more directly the feet are exposed to ambient environmental conditions, the more precisely the body can react. Even regular minimalist shoes shield and disguise these stimuli. On the other hand, the PaleoBarefoots® allow air, water and the ambient temperature to touch the skin at 100%. Due to the flexible fabric, also mechanical stimuli, triggered by the soil structures, are made much more clear.
Sports which benefit from the PaleoBarefoots®:
Incidentally, because of the ring mesh's structure (like scales) and on natural surfaces the PaleoBarefoots® have particularly good grip characteristics. They cling to almost any uneven and textured surface!
The advantages of frequent barefoot running:
Below you'll find a certainly incomplete list of the many benefits barefoot running has. Properly managed and possibly with therapeutic monitoring, it's a natural remedy with no side effects. Follow our tips for beginners and migrators. There you'll find even more interesting backgrounds, stories and explanations.
► Body awareness: Barefoot running causes intensive feedback stimuli that is absorbed through the soles of the feet. Clear stimuli lead to clear reactions of body and motion.
► Blood circulation: By freeing the entire foot structure, legs and feet get much better supplied with blood. This in turn supports the currents of receptors and neural pathways.
► Foot climate: Closed shoes act like greenhouses and promote the proliferation of fungi and bacteria. Due to the stainless steel ring mesh, the PaleoBarefoots® are hygienic and offer an excellent climate for feet.
► Foot muscles: In shoes the foot muscles atrophy. The movability of the toes, for example, as they are known by young children (grabbing, spreading the toes, etc.), are regressed.
► Tactile & gripping reflexes: Barefoot runners "scan" the subsoil with their feet and are actively connected with the ground. Natural reflexes comes back, feet get stronger, an improved posture develops and this decreases the risk of injury!
► Training of sences: Up to 200,000 nerve tracts end or begin in our feet. There are biological reasons why there just are so many. Without training and utilizing them regularly, you begin to lose the closeness to nature when compared to the body's other major senses.
► Circulation systems: Improved massage by the soil structure stimulates circulation, trains and supports the body's own systems such as venous valves and vein structure.
► Agility, spreading, grasping: In fashionable shoes, the toes are often pushed together and are not able to interact individually. When there is enough space they spread and start to work individually, which optimizes posture both standing and in motion.
► Longitudinal and transverse arch: Independent orthopedics and physical therapists recommend patients with disorders of the feet to run barefoot. Various muscles and ligaments form the arch in our feet. This otherwise passive system must be constantly strengthened and stabilized.
► Body posture: Because it is uncomfortably hard to land on the heel, barefoot runners instinctively shift their weight towards to the forefoot section. To compensate, the body must align differently and the total posture improves.
► Proprioceptive training: Running barefoot on uneven, changing natural flooring offers more variety, is more natural and a more effective training.
► Emotional Balance: Barefoot running and Paleos® running promotes a good mood, grounds you, improves perception and the awareness for nature.