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This week we welcome Osteopath Jamie Lauder who talks us through how our feet work with some great insights into how our feet affect the rest of our bodies and the potential aches and pains, and therefore treatable elements, we might encounter. Our feet! As we all know the foot is a flexible structure made up of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues. They let us stand upright and perform activities like walking, running, and jumping. Each foot is a big bag of bones. Between each bone there's a joint, a joint capsule, a series of ligaments and muscles. As...

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There are many reasons why being barefoot is better for you than wearing shoes, and that’s why Vibram FiveFingers look like feet, here’s one of 5 that we came up with.

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Exercises, KSO Classic -

Barefoot Junkie’s Move of The Month Moving our body effectively is at the very foundation of what we believe in at Barefoot Junkie. That’s why we’re so passionate about Vibram FiveFingers and their ability to enable us to do just that. Why its worth going barefoot A ‘barefoot’ shoe, due to its design, amplifies a more natural form of running, more harmonious with human physiology, allowing your feet to move more naturally. In turn a more natural movement can mean a reduction in common running injuries, many of which can be attributed to a more cushioned, supportive running shoe. The...

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Exercises -

If you’re stuck for a little exercise motivation we’ve come up with a simple bodyweight circuit you can do anywhere. This workout is particularly great in your Vibram FiveFingers because not only will it help to strengthen your feet, you’ll need plenty of feedback from all those nerves down there to do the exercises properly. Take a look at the video and we’ve given you a little more information below on each exercise. Five exercises to strengthen your feet There are 5 exercises in total. Try to repeat the whole circuit 5 times. 1. Squats - 5 reps These are...

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Barefoot stories, Borneo, Orangutan, V-Trail 2.0, V-Trek -

Another Barefoot Story!  We were thrilled when we got the opportunity to chat with Jamie Wedderburn from Norfolk. Not only did he tell us about the amazing work being done for our fellow planet citizens, the Orangutan, but we also heard about Jamie’s love for Vibram FiveFingers and how they helped him during a trip to the rain forests of Borneo! Jamie’s big summer adventure! . . . making a difference Passionate about animal welfare Jamie and his wife Suzanne were already very conscious of the plight of the Orangutan in Borneo and keen to see if in any way,...

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