Did you know that you probably have horrible feet posture? It’s true. There are two types of feet, unshod and shod. In a modern society we have shod feet, which means that are feet our pushed together and are toes are pushed inward from the shoes we wear. Shod feet are weaker and more susceptible to injury, pain, bunions, callus, knee pain, lower back pain etc.
The posture of our toes effects our feet, ankle, legs, knees and lower back. The shoes we wear (or don’t wear, which is better) can have many affects on our joint health and structural strength. In this video below I talk about how you can train your toes and feet to go from shod (closed toed) to unshod (open toed) which increases the strength and stability of your foot, improves posture of the entire body as well as improves speed and athletic performance, if that’s what you’re going for.
Check out the video below:
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When I was 19 years old I worked for the electric company locally and I wore Nike shoes with insoles that were supposed to be really good insoles. The shoes were $100 shoes and the insoles were priced at about $70. During that time my shoes and insoles caused me to have horrible knee pain. The knee pain got worse and worse (at 19 years old mind you) until I quit that job and never went back because I could not bare the pain of walking 5 miles each day in pain with every step.
Since then I learned that my shoes and insoles were part of the reason (half or so, nutrition the other half) that I was in tremendous pain that built up from that job. Walking 5 miles a day with shoes and insoles that are designed horribly led my knees to be at an angle that tilted inward. This caused the alignment of my knees to be off and get worse over time as I was walking daily and jumping fences. My diet was quite bad at the time so I had very little nutritional value to maintain and repair.
Since that incident the choice in shoes has been an educated decision for me. I found only a few companies that sell shoes that are designed with ergometry in mind. Lems Shoes (Found at LemsShoes.com, click here to learn more) are designed in just that way. The sole of the foot is completely flat so that you’re legs, knees and back are aligned just as if you were walking barefoot. The front of the shoe where the toes reside are spaced wider so that you have more toe room. These two design upgrades provide a much more comfortable shoe and walking experience. It’s better for the anatomy of your body. You can have knee or back pain caused by a bad shoe purchase without knowing it.
I highly recommend getting a pair of Lems shoes and trying them out if you think this may be your current case.
Enjoy your day,