Fancy some new experiences?
...then this information is of particular importance. Your new Barefoots will fascinate you from the very first step and - with good care - will accompany you, probably, for a lifetime! Be a child again and enjoy without concern the barefoot feeling on all natural surfaces on land, as well as around lakes, coastlines and in water! Get your entire running style healthy, supple, strong and responsive, while enjoying an impressive closeness to nature.
What you should know about them ...Thank you for purchasing your PaleoBarefoots®, a true, high value, high quality product. They really are different from anything you'll have experienced so far. Now it's up to you to maximize your enjoyment with them. For this reason, please let us give you some important tips before you start.
The Paleos® should fit snugly around your feet and must not be overly tight or loose. Bear in mind that they should not press tightly against any part of your feet (particularly around the toes) but you should also avoid them being too loose. It’s worth it … take your time to adjust the laces optimally to the shape of your feet. Walk around a little on a natural surface and adjust the lacing until you don't feel any pulling or rubbing anywhere on your foot. Once you've adjusted the laces, they'll stay in place, and you just need to open and close the heel lock to put on and take off the Paleos®.
Some areas in your home may distort your first impressions, particularly on slippery and unnaturally hard surfaces such as tiles, wooden flooring, marble, etc. Don't assess the fit or the barefoot feeling whilst on these surfaces. Instead, try to walk on a smooth, softer surface such as a carpet or, better still, go outside and walk over a lawn or a forest path. The Paleos® are pure outdoor footwear and really belong on natural surfaces or in the water!
If you have to cross hard floors such as marble, tiles and concrete to get to natural soil, we highly recommend the "Multi Paw” option for the Paleos®. Besides adding some cushioning, the "Multi Paws" provide secure and slip-resistant grip on such surfaces.
If you don't have the “Multi Paws” please do not use your Paleos® on hard, man-made floors. Even with the Multi-Paws, also be sure to avoid high friction surfaces such as pavement and tarmac. If possible, only use your Paleos® in water and on natural surfaces, otherwise their purpose will be missed and their lifetime reduced!
Take time for new experiences.Walking in PaleoBarefoots® really does equate to walking barefoot. Please take it easy at first, particularly if you are not used to walking around barefoot. Depending on the type of ground, initially 15-20 minutes of wear is long enough to expose your feet to the natural sensations of the surface underfoot.
Longer initial wear times can potentially overwhelm your feet or cause discomfort. To provide the most relaxing experience for your feet, try changing surfaces often - attempt mud, sand, grass, forest paths, water etc! Remember, PaleoBarefoots® exist for natural surfaces! Give your feet time to adjust over a few days, wearing the Paleos® for short time periods, and you'll find that your comfort and experience rapidly improve until you're wearing them for long walks through the forests in complete comfort!
Take advantage of suitable savers.Initially, some people can have sensitive skin on the instep and around the ankle. Later on - and with some barefoot experience - you'll then no longer need any Savers.
However, here are some tips to avoid pressure or wear that might cause soreness or skin irritation:
►For strolling and walking: Just wear the Paleos® alone and lace the Paleos® a little more loosely
►For longer walking or hiking: Wear the Paleos® Saver from lining inside; lace snugly, but not tight
►For running, endurance hiking and other sports: Wear our Saver from perforated neoprene.
►For events and extreme sports make sure to use the thicker Saver from neoprene.
Link to the natural world and enjoy!Indulge your feet in experiencing the changing sensations of water, soil, gravel, grass, leaves and so on. Variety is very important - and don't forget to try puddles and watery surfaces! Don't worry about dirt and moisture; up to 200,000 nerves end on the soles of your feet and want to experience different stimuli. They will reward you with a cozy and warm tingling after your trip.
Even Paleos®ULTRA needs care.
To care for your PaleoBarefoots® always rinse them with clean, fresh water after every use and keep them hanging in a dry place. If not, they may oxidize slightly and they'll lose their beautiful gloss. Better yet, Clean them regularly in a washing machine or the dishwasher at a warm temperature in a small fabric pouch, such as those provided for washing small delicate items.
You'll find much more information, test reports and videos on our website. We welcome your pictures, experiences and any short reports of your experiences with your new PaleoBarefoots®. Please do get in touch with any questions or if you're unsure about anything!
Enough words, get your Paleos® on!
We now wish you good grounding, sensory delights and many moments of joy and well-being, perhaps even bringing back old memories of childhood, running carefree and barefoot!