It’s not necessary to switch all your shoes, but the more you are barefoot or in barefoot shoes, the more opportunity you have to strengthen, align, and stabilize your feet. And with the myriad of barefoot shoe options available today, you can be in natural footwear 100% of the time. But it takes time to transition your body AND your wardrobe. One easy way to make the switch is to buy barefoot shoes whenever you need to replace an old pair – you will naturally build up your options over time without straining your budget. If you keep a few “hurty” shoes in your closet for certain occasions, you’ll still be doing yourself a great service by wearing healthy shoes the rest of the time.
If you’re ready to get started, here is my guide to picking your first pair of barefoot shoes!