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  • Why toe shoes?

  • Matched with a flexible rubber sole (as with Vibrams), you get a great deal of ground feel while wrapping the foot in some protection and still maintaining the dynamic flexibility of the foot and proprioceptive sense of the foot. So over three thousand words later, that鈥檚 my very complicated answer to a very simple question: 鈥淲hy toe shoes?鈥?/div>Why Toe Shoes? The Benefits of Toe Separation for Barefoot

  • Why don鈥檛 we wear shoes to protect our feet?

  • If barefoot is the default state of our feet, it follows that the default design of footwear should be to provide some benefit to the foot (protection, insulation, or even style) while still allowing for the default (bare) function of the foot. It鈥檚 just that most shoes don鈥檛 do this at all.

  • What’s wrong with 5-in-1 barefoot shoes?

  • Just as extraneous material on 5-in-1 barefoot shoe solutions can snag and reduces the proprioceptive sense of the foot, so, too, do too long toe pockets on toe shoes. Not sure how to get custom-made rubber-toed soles (yet).

  • Do 5-in-1 shoes reduce proprioceptive sense of the foot?

  • Just as extraneous material on 5-in-1 barefoot shoe solutions can snag and reduces the proprioceptive sense of the foot, so, too, do too long toe pockets on toe shoes. Not sure how to get custom-made rubber-toed soles (yet). For barefoot feel, the sole must also not be too thick or cushy. For feet to function naturally they must feel the ground!

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