Why PaleoBarefoots® are so different!
As a rule, shoes have to be worn for some time until they fit. In conventional shoes, however, It is more likely the foot adapts the shoe as the shoe to the foot. In contrast the PaleoBarefoots® are very supple and smooth and adapt very fast to the individual shape of the foot. However, this also means that the feet represent the immediate pressures and impacts to the environment and have to get used to it. If you just stroll the load is low, if you want to cover longer distances, it is much stronger. The time of getting used can easily take several weeks or months. Gradually, muscles and ligaments in the legs and feet must adapt to new conditions. The very personal (barefoot) form here determined rhythm and speed.
Anyone who was wearing shoes (including barefoot shoes) the major part of his life, will not be able to change to barefoot immediately and for more than minutes. Asphalt, gravel roads and bumpy dirt roads are too hard to walk on in the beginning. Untrained and shielded feet for years, cannot stand the sudden sensory stimuli and undamped mechanical stress. The feet may not yet be able again to deal with it. Still lacks the structured processing of now undamped, massive stimuli, which your 200.000 nerve endings are taking unfiltered. In addition to the nerves in the soles of the feet, natural protective equipment such as fat, dermis, body tension, etc. may not be plentiful. With PaleoBarefoots® all this is not different. They do offer perfect protection against purely mechanical hazards, but not against the natural effects of barefoot running. Conscious barefoot and continuous barefoot training (even at home) is very important.
This is the reason also, why the PaleoBarefoots® cannot be assigned to any known class of shoes. Moreover, they define a whole new Barefoot Technology. Its character is very close to "pure barefoot running" and still very far from the so-called barefoot shoes (e.g. Vibram and others). We as the sales point and manufacturer could not have a better unique selling point. On the other hand, the "minimalist" user properties are easily underestimated. Paleos®Running is the same like walking barefoot - as cold, as wet, as soft, as hard, etc.. It makes an enormous pleasure to get the impressions of all this. But maybe it needs some time for your feet, to deal with it (again).
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