In the lifting community, Converses have been used for years due to their minimal support and minimal heel drop. It has become popular to lift barefoot as well. This blog explores the research behind barefoot and shoed lifting.
So you’ve decided you want to transition to running in a barefoot shoe, but are not sure how…Let’s start by taking a look at what the research says.
What shoes are best when running, if any shoes at all?
I often get asked about why I workout barefoot and choose to wear Vivobarefoot shoes over other types of shoes. I wanted to dive into the research and explain some of the benefits and risks of running, walking, and lifting while barefoot.
The quest for workout clothing is real…I want something comfortable, that will stay up but move with me, provide support up top, and make me feel good. Historically, I would spend $20 max on leggings. But I’m realizing the quality of those isn’t great, the fit isn’t the best, and they don’t last as long as I would like. I’ve been contemplating spending a bit more on athletic wear to see if it is worth it for quality…so here goes my thoughts on the topic. I chose to compare Lululemon, P'tula Active, Born Primitive, Gymshark, and Nux.