I can FEEL the earth with these.. and barefoot is 0 mm!Barefoot and Vibram operating will assist to cure what ails you in many cases. We weren't born with shoes on.. we were born to run bare. Many muscles and bones engage themselves within a barefoot runner's run. Place shoes on and just like over medicating, the body gets lazy. Just like the immune system slacks when the body is over medicated, many muscles and bones within the legs and ft atrophy as they let footwear do the work for them.... This does not make the body or the ft and legs stronger. What was intended to strengthen or assist us (medicine, shoes, etc) in reality weakens us.
If we trust the capabilities of our astounding bodies we will find out that we are capable of so substantially more in mind, body, and spirit than we ever before give ourselves credit for.Back to Vibram and Barefoot operating... My arches are amazingly strong compared to what they were when I was a shod runner (and I've been running for 31 years). My toes are straighter, I don't have bad runs anymore, I feel the earth also as rocks or roots and I don't trip over them anymore. My foot feels approximately them and reacts promptly to avoid tripping.Why is my achilles tendon sore? Your achilles tendon continues to be shortened by sporting higher heeled running shoes (12 - 13 mm average sole vs 2 in vibram sprints or 0 barefoot) for years. This means it will choose time for the tendons to lengthen and stretch back to where they want to be. It certainly takes time. They stretch and this makes them sore.What do I do for sore
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