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Articles relating to minimal shoes, barefoot running, barefoot walking, barefoot hiking, and overall health and development of the foot.

  • New Study Shows Minimal Shoes Increase Leg and Foot Muscles

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by Elf Martin

    A New Study From Harvard and PolyU Reveals Minimalist Shoes Make Your Legs and Feet Stronger, Decrease Chance of Injury
    The public debate over minimalist shoes has been on a roller coaster for several years now, but perhaps not for much longer.
    Although minimalist shoes for kids have been popular for several decades (we've made a... [click title to read more]

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  • How to Transition to Minimal Shoes (or Barefoot Running)

    Posted on September 15, 2016 by Elf Martin

    Switching to minimal shoes can be very liberating... if you do it safely.
    Although people may still debate over the benefits of minimal shoes and barefoot running, we remain strong advocates for both. So many customers have told us their foot pain disappeared and their cushy orthotics became unnecessary after switching to our barefoot-like shoes... [click title to read more]

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  • Dealing with Swelling Feet as You Get Older? Learn the Causes and Natural Treatments

    Posted on August 30, 2016 by Elf Martin

    Have you noticed that your feet and ankles tend to swell more often as the years go by? If so, then you're not alone. While anybody can develop a swollen foot or two, regardless of age, it tends to happen more frequently with older adults.
    So what's going on when feet swell? Technically... [click title to read more]

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  • Chukkas on Trails! Emily and Will Put Their Soft Stars to the Test

    Posted on August 19, 2016 by Elf Martin

    If you're an outdoor enthusiast, like many of our shoemaking elves, then western Oregon is a giant playground. We consider ourselves very fortunate to be within easy reach of mountains, oceans, rivers and moss-ridden forests that look like they belong in Middle Earth. Our location offers us a wealth of outdoor activities... [click title to read more]

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  • Walking 101: How to Walk Barefoot (or in Minimal Shoes)

    Posted on July 12, 2016 by Elf Martin

    I know, the title of this post may sound condescending. After all, you probably have a lot of experience walking—several decades, even. But bear with me, because even though I’ve been walking since the late 1970s I recently learned I wasn’t pulling it off as well as I thought.
    I had the honor... [click title to read more]

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  • How to Treat and Cure Foot Cramps

    Posted on March 29, 2016 by Elf Martin

    Do you suffer from foot cramps? If so, then you’re not alone. Cramping feet and toes are extremely common, especially in our modern culture (for reasons stated below). It can be a painful condition that may interfere with your ability to relax, sleep or exercise.
    Fortunately, there’s hope.
    Our favorite podiatrist, Dr... [click title to read more]

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  • Study: Shoe Orthotics Do NOT Prevent Back Pain, But Exercise Does!

    Posted on February 1, 2016 by Elf Martin

    Want to Stay Out of the Chiropractor's Office? It May Be Easier Than You Think...
    Like many people, I've had my share of lower back pain. For me, it started way back in high school. I threw my back out playing lacrosse and spent most of my senior summer lying on... [click title to read more]

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