Who Shouldn’t Wear Barefoot Shoes?

Switching to unsupportive shoes with thin flexible soles can be a big change, and for some people it’s not advised to try it without professional assistance. While most otherwise-healthy individuals can adapt over time to barefoot and minimalist shoes, if you have the following you might consider working with a professional before trying it: Ehlers Danlos/severe hypermobility, rigid musculoskeletal deformities or any pre-existing foot condition, and peripheral neuropathy. In most cases it’s a not a question of whether it’s possible, but whether you are willing to stick with the process. Click here for a list of foot conditions and suggested treatments.

Here are a few professionals who do virtual consultations:
Gait Happens
Correct Toes
Ray McClanahan
Andy Bryant
Find more practitioners here

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

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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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