My Feet Are Hurting in Barefoot Shoes, What Do I Do?

If you’ve begun to wear barefoot shoes only to start having pain, you might need to back off a little. You can find a barefoot shoe with more cushion, add an insole, and/or switch back and forth between your usual footwear and your new barefoot shoes. You can injure yourself if you rush it, so listen to the pain and respond to it. You will adapt faster if you do supplemental foot exercises to strengthen and condition your feet, but if problems persist consider consulting a professional (See How Do You Transition To Barefoot Shoes? for recommendations).

Further Reading:
Barefoot Shoes for Beginners
Foot Exercises for Transitioning to Barefoot Shoes

*For the entire searchable FAQ list, visit Barefoot Shoes FAQ

*Disclosure – Anya’s Reviews is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you.

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Hi. I'm Anya.

Hi. I'm Anya.

I first discovered barefoot shoes after a long history of foot issues. By changing my footwear and strengthening my body I was able to completely transform my life. Anya’s Reviews is my way of sharing with the world that healthy feet are happy feet!

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