Saturday, June 27, 2020

Why I Am Considering Going Barefoot



I was recently doing some online shopping for footwear. This is one of the things that I've found myself doing quite frequently during the lockdown. During this time I came across a website that talks about barefoot shoes. 

The last interaction that I had with these sorts of shoes was when they were worth available in the form of the ones that had a separation between the toes. those were a no-go for me. I've imagined myself wearing them when exercising, and that's was not a pretty figure.

Surprisingly, when I encountered them, this time, they were not what I expected. They look just like you would expect from any other shoes. If I had not been told by the text on the website I would not have been able to tell that they were barefoot shoes. There is some style to them. They are available in all sorts of designs for all sorts of uses. 

Some of the brands that I have been looking at

I have found that unlike I had expected there are various brands that are making these shoes. My favorite ones include Vivobarefoot, Be Lenka, and Groundies. The ones that are liked are the Vivobarefoot Winter Shoes. This is mainly because they have various shoes that you can choose from boots to sports shoes and a variety of colors too! 

Even better is the fact that these shoes are shipped worldwide! How cool is that? Most of these brands are out of Europe. They have been leading the charge when it comes to this market. Some US brands have minimalist shoes that are not quite barefoot. Maybe over time, they will also have additional lines to add to it. 


Things that can improve

One of the things that I wish the brands could do better with is the addition of more feminine lines of shoes. This is not to say that there aren’t any. Most of the shoes that they currently have are uni-sex. I would like to see more designs that are created for women. 

Some obvious limitations need to be overcome. The first one of these is that going barefoot means that the heels we are used to having on ladies’ shoes are not available. 

Maybe the next step would be to see how creative designers can create a new type of shoe that captures femininity. I am not sure what those would look like, and fortunately, that job is not going to be left to me. 

Seeing as I am not a designer. The clear one that is lacking are shoes that I could wear with a dress or a skirt when I go out. If I am going out on the town with my friends, or when I am going to an event that requires dress up. 


Conclusion

I am yet to purchase a pair, but will certainly update you all when I do. The one thing that I am looking forward to experiencing is how different they are from cushioned shoes. What I do know is that care should be taken when transitioning from regular shoes to these. 



40 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. Do keep us posted when you have tried one.

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  2. After living in Asia for a few years, I’m barefoot almost all the time. I think it’s actually better for your posture and back. Very interesting article.

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  3. I like feminine looking shoes so would probably check them out when they have a larger range available. I'm sure they'll get there soon enough

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  4. Hey sounds really cool hopefully we can order online too.

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  5. Interesting concept. I wonder what type of support and cushion barefoot shoes offer?

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  6. These shoes sound amazing. They sound like a shoe I would wear

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  7. These look nice. I am curious to see how they are so let us know.

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  8. I thought you were actually going barefoot. I'm looking forward to the update.

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  9. Waiting for you update when you purchase the shoe!!

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  10. I'd be keen to try a pair of these shoes now!

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  11. I've never had that kind of shoes so I'm interested how you will feel wearing them. Let us know!

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  12. The shoes look good, I am intrigued to know what you think if you buy a pair

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  13. Great post! It is so useful and helpful! I found so interesting all these shoes ideas!

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  14. I’ll have to check the shoes out a little further

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  15. I've never heard about this type of shoes before. Sounds very interesting!

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  16. Wow, very interesting article,now I've been kept in suspense.

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  17. That sounds like an interesting concept of shoes, I haven't heard about it before. As I do suffer of back pain, I'm afraid that I need good support from my shoes and these won't do it.

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  18. Oh wow it really sounds amazing and very interesting..THanks for the review but will love your next one in which you will share the results too...Surely let us know...

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  19. These sound like great minimalist shoes although I would prefer them with a more feminine look for those times when I am wearing a dress or a skirt.

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  20. Would like to hear what you think of them when you try them out!

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  21. The struggle with new shoes is to break them in. Update me what you think.

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  22. I honestly am not a shoe person, but these look nice! I am a total flip flop or barefoot girl lol.

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  23. I've never heard about barefoot shoes but when I buying shoes I always check if it's comfortable and not heavy to wear can't wait to know more about this!

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  24. Those are good-looking shoes. I also have no idea how these shoes are so will wait for your update.

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  25. I wonder what kind of arch support these have?

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  26. I don't wear shoes if I can so I enjoy my feet bare more often. I think it's healthy and even if you don't do it often it might be new experience to tinkle your brain

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  27. I am also tempted to go bare foot, I tried for a while but it can't work everywhere I go.

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  28. Sounds interesting. Im going to try this site. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. I love it when I find a brand that works for my feet. I'm super picky about shoes. I have wide feet with high arches. I've found two brands of "work shoes" for teaching that I love, and that's all I will buy. I don't care what they cost.

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  30. sounds vibrams for me, however depends where or which activity will you be using it -barefoot shoes are Ultra-thin puncture resistance soles that let your feet do the natural thing, not advisable on long walks though

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  31. This is such an interesting take. I'm in my bare feet the majority of the time, but I've never really known why it's good for you.

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  32. This looks so interesting! I'm so curious how this would work! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Wow I have seen these shoes i didnt know it was called barefoot shoes. I hope they are comfortable.

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  34. I wanted to try these. Do let me know if you end up trying them!

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  35. shoes is my fetish too, let us know what you've decided on okay?

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  36. This seems very interesting about going to be barefooted. Let me know how it would work for you!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

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  37. Let us know your updates when you decided to have your pair. This shoes looks comfortable.

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  38. Please keep us posted on what you decide. As an educator, I am always on my feet. Usually wearing Tieks or Clarks


    a latte of blessings & sparkles,
    Jeanie{CoffeeGirl.Blog

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  39. I tried barefoot running before... Like 5 years ago! LMAO!
    These are pretty kickass brands, I was able to purchase something like this and it made my life easier since we did a lot of walking during my trip! Would check this out!

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  40. My dad used to make us go bearfoot over the summer so we would not have flat foot and he was right our arch was better every year, even the doctor was impresed. I spent most of my days in the summer bearfoot in the back yeard or the beach.

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