Foot Health Blog — barefoot

Barefoot hiking: A gateway to flow state

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Flow state (aka "the zone") is a mental state of hyperfocus where one is fully immersed in the task at hand and is typically accompanied by an energetic and enjoyable mood. Not thinking of things you need to get done later, what you're eating for your next meal - nothing but the present moment. With so much sensory noise in the modern world (handheld technology being a big one), a state of flow is something most humans rarely encounter.      In trying to engineer my environment to produce a state of flow, I discovered barefoot hiking (among other things like...

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Why wear toe spreaders?

Posted by Nick St Louis on

I've been getting a lot of questions on Instagram with people asking what exactly toe spreaders do, where to buy them and why they should be wearing them - this blog post should clarify a lot of those questions and also give some guidance on how to use them for people who have purchased them.  What they do To put it simply, toe spreaders spread out your toes. Most modern shoes compress the front of our feet and squish our toes together. After enough time spent in narrow footwear the foot starts to change shape and develop a deformity to...

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