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“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art”

Leonardo Da Vinci

Dysfunctional

Modern athletic shoes change the foot movement, one of the most complex motor functions in the human body. Over time, this contributes to weakening the structure of the arches, toes, and ankles, thus significantly increasing the risk of developing injuries in the lower body

 

 

Biomechanics changes

Changes in foot stance

Postural alignment

Body balance

Body mechanics 

Weight distribution

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Free Your Feet

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Free Your Feet

Meyers Line Test 

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Line continuous

past big toe

Natural Foot

Shoe Shaped Foot

Pass through

joint

Begin middle 

of the heel

The Meyers line is a simple axis-line used to assess the anatomical and functional alignment of the great toe in relation to the rest of the foot. Follow the steps below to perform this test:

1) Outline your foot on a piece of paper (make sure you are standing on that foot)

2) Mark the mid-point of the heel.

3) Mark the mid-point of the big toe joint.

4) Draw a straight line from the mid-point of the heel to and through the mid-point of the big toe joint as shown in the image.


Functional: Your big toe is aligned with the Meyers line.

Dysfunctional: Your big toe is not fully aligned with the Meyers line

Benefits of Barefoot Exercise

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Increased muscle activation

Quicker gains in

strength and stability

Enhanced proprioception

Corrected movement mechanics

of the lower body 

Injury prevention 

Improving overall mobility

Let's get back to basics for a stronger body

Barefoot Facts

Barefoot exercise isn’t new, we’ve been running and hunting barefoot since the dawn of man. Since then, Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Olympic marathon barefoot, Zola Budd shattered world records by running barefoot, and the Tarahumara tribe continues their long-standing tradition of barefoot long-distance running. 

Disclaimer: The information provided is for reference only and is not a substitute for advice from a physician. 

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