Barefoot Science Foot Strengthening System™
After years of research, Barefoot Science™ has developed revolutionary new technologies that are based on the principles of rehabilitative medicine to not only rehabilitate the structure, but actually prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
The Barefoot Science Foot Strengthening System™ works right inside the shoes to safely stimulate and retrain the muscle-firing sequences necessary to align, stabilize, and lock the foot's interlocking bones, prior to heel strike.
Benefits of Using Barefoot Science™
- Stimulates proper firing of the muscles used to align and stabilize the foot, leading to increased strength and flexibility.
- Promotes unrestricted range of motion while promoting optimum structural integrity of the foot.
- Promotes optimum arch height and stability.
- Enhances alignment throughout the body, relieving tension and stress on the knees, hips, and back.
- Addresses a host of common foot and gait-related problems.
- Enhance Performance
- Reduce Risk of Injury
Barefoot Science™ is derived from proven principles of various disciplines, including neuromuscular physiology, rehabilitative medicine, musculoskeletal mechanical physics and adaptive bone remodeling. Through 20 years of research and using the latest advances in medicine and technology, Barefoot Science™ has developed a unique Arch Activation Foot Strengthening System™. And it’s easy to use!
Each Barefoot Science Arch Activation System™ comes with a pair of insoles to fit into your existing footwear and a series of progressive arch activation inserts. To start, just pop Level 1 into the underside of the insole, slide them in your shoes and get on with your day! It feels like a mini foot massage, sending waves of comfort throughout your body. That sensation is actually your foot muscles waking up and getting stronger. When the sensation fades, usually within a week, your feet are ready to move up to the next level. It’s that easy! With each step, your feet become stronger and more efficient.
Get a step ahead with the Barefoot Science Foot Strengthening System™
The only technology that works like an exercise program in the shoe to:
- Enhance Performance
- Reduce Risk of Injury
Barefoot Science™ is based on a scientific philosophy regarding “NATURAL” foot function that incorporates proven concepts from various specialized medical disciplines including:
- neuromuscular physiology,
- rehabilitative medicine,
- musculoskeletal mechanical physics, and
- adaptive bone remodeling.
Barefoot Science™ "Stimulates, Strengthens, and Restores Optimal Foot Function"
The Barefoot Science Foot Strengthening SystemTM is not an instant fix but, with consistent use, works inside the shoe like a rehabilitative exercise program to safely and naturally stimulate, strengthen, and restore healthy foot function, while optimizing performance and comfort. The stabilized foot and improved muscle function facilitate optimal bone alignment, not only in the foot, but up through the body.
The net result is a stronger, stable, more efficient structure that is capable of managing greater forces with reduced stress, while increasing athletic performance and comfort and minimizing the risk of injury.
Optimal Foot Dynamics
Optimal Foot Dynamics exhibit an ideally aligned musculoskeletal structure, capable of the most efficient management of the forces generated through three-dimensional weight-bearing bipedal activities. The greatest degree of muscular energy is available and/or utilized during activities, i.e., for performance and agility. Research indicates that the foot’s proprioceptive feedback mechanisms play an integral role (as a reflex catalyst) in stimulating the necessary muscle-firing sequences that contribute to the foot’s ideal structural mechanics (stability), relative to terrain and activity levels.
Conventional Foot Care/Footwear Philosophy
Supportive/cushioning footwear and orthotic products are commonly recommended in the treatment and prevention of a host of foot problems.
Unfortunately, recent research clearly demonstrates that cushioning and supportive products inhibit and prevent the natural foot dynamics required for optimal, healthy, musculoskeletal function. Cushioning inhibits the sensory input required for Optimal Foot Dynamics––in effect destabilizing the foot, e.g., over-pronation, etc. Orthotics and supportive footwear are recommended to support (brace) the feet in an attempt to prevent (restrict) the unwanted movement (instability). Again, unfortunately, just as a splint or a cast affects the musculoskeletal structure, the use of supportive footwear and orthotics leads to a further weakening of the structure (muscle atrophy, loss of bone mass, joint stiffness) and an increased dependency on the artificial support.
Conventional footwear and orthotic products inhibit optimal athletic performance because varying degrees of muscular energy are required to (over) compensate for poor (inefficient) structural alignment.
"Wearers of expensive running shoes that were promoted as correcting pronation or providing more cushioning experienced a greater prevalence of these running-related injuries than wearers of less expensive shoes” Robbins and Gouw 'Athletic footwear: unsafe due to perceptual illusions," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
"Contrary to claims of correcting biomechanical alignment commonly made by those who support orthotic use, the relative change in structural alignment is minimal." Put to the Test: Orthosis Reduce Pressure But Fall Short of Biomechanical Correction. Biomechanics: October 2000
Active Stimulus vs. Passive Support Cushioning
The Barefoot Science Foot Strengthening System™ features a distinctive dome design that promotes a progressive treatment program to re-educate and remodel (Stimulate-Strengthen-Restore) the foot towards a biomechanical ideal.
Barefoot Science™ provides the safe and NATURAL neuromuscular stimulation required for Optimal Foot Dynamics in response to increased activity levels, regardless of activity (standing, walking, running, or side-to-side cutting movements). Barefoot Science™ allows the foot unrestricted three-dimensional ground contact while encouraging optimal structural alignment. The System’s effectiveness is fully realized when complemented by Barefoot Science’s patent pending footwear designs.
Barefoot Science™ products are used by professional and world-class athletes (e.g., Track & Field, NFL, CFL, CBA, Strong Man competitions, figure skating, and ballet).
Barefoot Science™ is up to eight to ten times more effective than custom orthotics and other insole products at increasing strength, improving structural alignment, and reducing stress in the lower limbs.