A few weeks ago we posted about “stability” and “neutral” running shoes … today is about “minimal” or “zero drop” shoes!

Do you know anyone who integrates barefoot training to enhance their athletic performance, and help with foot and ankle pain? Some of our clinicians at Physiohaus do!

Barefoot shoes offer a “zero drop heel”, a wider toe box and they have less arch support than regular shoes.

✔️The zero drop heel allows for more ankle mobility.
✔️The toe box enables full toe engagement to help with balance and coordination.
✔️The lack of arch support requires your arch to engage and strengthen to support itself.

Some silicon toe spacers can be a great training tool to “wake up” the foot and access the range of motion to benefit from barefoot shoes.

Ultimately one can expect better range of motion, balance, and coordination with using these tools.