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TRANSITIONING TO BAREFOOT RUNNING
It is crucial to gradually incorporate your Vibram FiveFingers into your training to ensure adequate adaptation and minimise the risk of injury (). Many methods have been suggested to allow successful integration; these of which will be briefly presented.
walk on different surfaces to improve balance, increase circulation and sensation, and adjust foot stride length. Foot Strength Training Program including heel raises, toe grips, dorsi/plantar flexion and towel grabbing be patient and build gradually (progressing around 10% each week)
most importantly, although some discomfort is expected for the first couple of weeks whilst your feet and lower legs adapt and compensate, stop if you feel pain at any time.