Barefoot running has gained popularity over the last few years, especially in improving running performance. However, running without shoes isn’t always a wise choice unless you want to feel the grass in between your feet or are at the beach.
For example, for long-distance running, going barefoot places more stress on the connective tissues and muscles of the lower leg, ankle, and foot. This results in significant foot problems such as heel pain. Moreover, you risk stepping on sharp needles, broken glass, and rocks that can injure your feet.
Instead, wear shoes with custom orthotics when running to cushion your foot’s impact and reduce the stress on your ankle. Contact PTI Orthotics today for quality custom orthotics.