Welcome to Barefoot Julian – Ramblings about the joys of running barefoot, improving foot health and connecting with the Natural World!
Shoes are a bit like the ring in The Lord of The Rings. Shoe designers are brilliant at making footwear that we fall in love with at first sight. But in the end, they turn our feet bad. Just like the ring, shoes cripple our feet, but oh so slowly. So gradually that we barely notice our feet have changed. But have you ever looked at the perfect feet of a baby and compared them to the mangled feet of an adult? That is all caused by the shoes we put our feet in – and it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The human foot is perhaps the defining factor that has made us into the species we are today and is the least understood of all the marvels of nature. In these modern days, most people don’t understand what they have and choose to hide their feet away in nice-looking straight jackets.
If you’re interested in discovering this treasure for yourself, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re an educational blog, and here you’ll find lots of practical information on the topic of barefoot running and minimalist shoes.
Julian is the creator of BarefootJulian. He has created this blog to help explain the benefits of barefoot running and wearing barefoot shoes and also how best to go about making the transition from normal shoes. But mostly he has created this blog to tell the story of how the human race can rediscover its most valuable long-lost treasure – the magic of going barefoot.
He ran barefoot and used barefoot shoes around 2017 or so when he tried to solve a repeating ankle injury that he thought might be caused by his running shoes. As his injuries persisted, finding a solution led him to barefoot running and barefoot shoes and eventually realizing that he wasn’t alone. In fact, a huge variety of health problems affect modern people by the millions – and they’re all caused by our beloved shoes. So, he felt the need to spread the barefoot lifestyle to the world, and that’s what brings us here.
Hope you enjoy reading this little barefoot blog!
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