The Paleos® - not just minimalist shoes!
They are far more than just that ...
The big run on barefoot shoes has just begun and already many reputable manufacturers are rushing to keep up with this demand and start offering so called "Barefoot Shoes" to the market. These products suggest a barefoot feeling, but one that in our experience is hardly suited to more than giving an isolating sheath. Barefoot or minimalist shoes have a completely different purpose. Whilst these shoes continue to protect from dirt, temperature variations, humidity and water, these are exactly the factors that make our feet strong and healthy.
The PaleoBarefoots® represent a completely new, environmentally-open Barefoot Concept. Our barefoot shoes are only barely different to pure barefoot running, in that one can traverse any environments and soil types, or aquatic environments without risking injuries. We actually want Paleo®Runners to get your feet dirty, wet, hot, dry and cold - and, as with running barefoot - in rapid sucession. How do you condition your feet to go barefoot? You get out there barefoot or with Paleos®. Period. There are no silver-bullets. It can be tough and rough - just deal with it! Learn about our tips for beginners and migrators forums and join in the fun that we have! On these forums you'll find people with interesting backgrounds, experiences and even more explanations.
This fact distinguishes them from all other minimalist shoes!
The PaleoBarefoots® adds to the so-called "Minimalist Shoes" movement, which intends to provide biomechanical and sensory conditions to get as close possible to purely barefoot. This begs the question "what actually is a "Minimalist Shoe"? This newest category of so called Minimalist Shoes meets some very specific requirements. Among others they provide: flexible and lightweight construction, a low heel-toe drop (gradient towards the toes), no or at most a minimal insole, a flexible and thin outsole, breathability, etc.
Minimalist shoes intend to provide the same biomechanical conditions as barefoot running - virtually full barefoot sensation! Besides all of that the Paleos® allow access to all environmental stimuli which is needed to feel authentic barefoot sensation!
Hard and soft, sharp and dull, hot and cold, rough and tender, moist and dry - Your feet will be amazed about what they have been missing for so long; all the time you were wearing shoes and shielded them from pure natural stimuli. Therefore: kick off your shoes and put your feet into the PaleoBarefoots®! Close your eyes and perceive even more intense!
That's why they are ideal footwear for waterfronts and for use in all kinds of off-road and away from the beaten track running experiences. The PaleoBarefoots® will put you in a position to feel the same joy, experiencing nature so closely as you would wearing shoes but without sacrificing flexibility and proprioceptive stimuli (awareness of current environmental conditions) as you would with traditional shoes or even other "minimalist shoes" ! Now, which barefoot type are you? Which application for the Paleos® you can imagine for yourself?
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