Start with Your FeetYou walk around barefoot enough to know that your feet can handle being completely flat to the ground, you don’t experience calf pain or fatigue by existing this way at home. The next step is to investigate shoes that allow you to continue this way of walking while outside the house. Chloe highly recommends Altra Shoes as they have a wide range of cushioned and lightly cushioned shoes that provide a wide toe box to allow your toes to spread and widen and move freely, they mostly have a zero drop, which means flat to the ground with no heel. If you need a little arch support, we recommend either custom orthotics or built in arch support. There are also the hotly debated Vibram toe shoes, with individual pockets for each toe to move independently. These have a lot less cushioning, you can feel everything through the shoe – every bump lump and stone… these can be quite uncomfortable and take a lot to work your way up too.

But what if your feet don’t feel strong enough to transition into those types of shoes?

There are exercises! Of course, there are exercises! That special magical work that prevents and cures most bodily ailments, EXERCISE.
The top exercise for getting stronger feet is to simply walk and exercise in general more, and if possible, in bare feet. We are not suggesting cardio in bare feet, but yoga, Pilates, bands, dumbbells even, if you’re careful of where you put them.

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Chloe & Jen