Barefoot walking strengthens the muscles of your feet, corrects your posture and relieves your joints.
Many customers with this problem report that the thin upper material helps.
It is certainly not unhealthy, but your feet may not be used to it if you have always worn shoes. Most shoes dramatically change the gait pattern. Due to your heel usually being in a raised position and the cushioning of most shoes, your foot does not strike in the mid front-foot area. This can cause the knees to lock and the impact can affect both the feet, knees, hips and back. Your stride becomes too long and your gait pattern is displaced. In principle, every step should be like a little jump, but this is not possible when wearing almost all conventional shoes, which can lead to a degeneration of many muscles in the foot and poor posture. Barefoot running should always be carried out with care at the start; an ideal introduction would be to run several times a week with a session of 15 - 30 minutes on soft ground. All barefoot shoes take on a protective function. Excessive switching from conventional shoes to barefoot shoes is not ideal. Please also take note of our training tips.
Orthopaedic surgeons often recommend moderate barefoot running and walking to strengthen the foot muscles in these cases. Barefoot shoes are an optimal protection against injuries.