Work out barefoot, and recover the range of motion and stability that feet originally have, says the barefoot movement. By Cheah Ui-Hoon
TO understand that the foot has 33 joints to enable it to adapt to any kind of terrain and not just flat ground, is to realise that perhaps it shouldn’t be bound in a stiff shoe.
The foot is designed to step on variable surfaces and structures, points out Stacey Lei Krauss, president and founder of The willPower Method in the US which advocates going barefeet for holistic fitness. “The human body has tremendous potential for mobility in each foot. And keeping our feet confined to shoes has essentially stunted the foot’s true functionality,” she adds.