Spend enough time barefoot and the soles of your feet will toughen and become accustomed to all manner of terrain. For those of us confined to shoes, there comes an alternative in the form of Nakefit – a self-adhesive protective sole that allows the wearer to experience bare foot walking without any of the disadvantages.
The easily-removable stickers are waterproof and protect against slipping, cuts…and hot sand.
Barefoot runners land on the middle or front of their foot. Running in padded shoes alters this pattern, making the runner more prone to land heavily on their heel before rolling onto the forefoot.
Humans had been running barefoot comfortably and safely for thousands of years before the advent of trainers. Proponents of barefoot running claim they are far less likely to suffer from injury. In fact, a study in 1991 stated that “wearers of expensive running shoes promoted as having additional features that protect (cushioning or ‘pronation correction’) are injured significantly more frequently than runners wearing inexpensive shoes”.
Win a pair of Nakefit shoe stickers
We have 20 pairs of Nakefit sticker shoes to give away – 10 for men, 10 for women. Leave us a comment at the bottom of the page and let us know where or how you would use your sticker shoes.
The ETA has been voted the most ethical insurance company in Britain for the second year running by the Good Shopping Guide, beating household-name insurance companies such as John Lewis and the Co-op.
Established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services, 26 years on we continue to offer cycle insurance, travel insurance and breakdown cover while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.