Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear

Improve foot health, transition to minimal footwear safely.
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Editors' note

Discover the impact of footwear on overall health and alignment with biomechanist Katy Bowman’s book, Whole Body Barefoot. This comprehensive guide dives into the connection between shoe shape and common foot, knee, and hip issues. Learn how minimal footwear can help restore your foundation and promote optimal body function.

Bowman offers 25 targeted exercises to build strong, agile feet and explains the mechanics behind bunions and pronation. Understand how to strengthen weak ankles and arches, determine your true shoe size, and appreciate the benefits of walking on natural surfaces.

Whole Body Barefoot provides science-backed information to help you transition safely to minimal footwear, reaping the advantages of freeing your feet without causing injury. Enhance your health and mobility by understanding your “foot technology” and embracing a more natural approach to footwear.

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