Paleos® & Muddy Races or Events
Mud, slush and other slippery soil are their world!
For those of you who regularly take part in events and races in mud pits, dirt, and water, the Paleos® are the first choice! The fact that they develop a tremendous grip under these conditions due to many hundreds of little rings is only one advantage. All this aside, because of to their completely pervious ring mesh fabric the Paloes® are indestructible and functional for all elements. Among other, they are ideally suited for Rugby, CrossFit, MovNat, muddy races, cross country running, trail running, fell running, mud racing, slush, mud, water, cyclo-cross, mountain runs, cross-country running, orienteering, survival tours.
Where others inevitably start to fishtail and slide around, the Paleos® easy manage slippery hills and every steep slopes. Anyone who knows anything about this kind of racing, knows how a track can look when hundreds already have gone through it. Usually at some point one can only get ahead by crawling on all fours!
The open ring mesh ensures the elements go through!
Mud and water just flows through the Paleos®. You leave behind a virtually dry footprint, and after a few more steps the feet are dry again. An invaluable advantage which saves your power and ensures that you never lose contact with the ground. Meanwhile with other shoes you are left mud coated and sodden, perhaps up to three times as heavy as normal and still need to run for many more kilometers. Paleos® are always the same weight.
That's what makes these events and racing so expensive!
In races in which we have participated, we could see how many thousands of running shoes got completely unusable in a few hours. Contrast with the PaleoBarfoots® which, with clear water are cleaned easily and one has brand new minimalists shoes again. Being effectively indestructible, they can be used at hundreds of such events. Purchased once- useable for a lifetime!
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.