There are very few shoe companies in the entire world, that a designing and making shoes which follows the natural human foot shape. Innate Chiropractic is absolutely proud to have available in the clinic, two of these brands. Topo Athletic and Vivobarefoot shoes.
Both Topo Athletic and Vivobarefoot shoes offer a natural fit and gimmick free design that encourages instinctive and natural movement by honouring the shape and biomechanics of the human foot. This lets your feet do their natural thing.
Move Better. Naturally™
THE TOPO DIFFERENCE – Offering a unique fit and feel with 3 key elements that encourages natural foot biomechanics while still offering cushioning and protection.
Roomy Toe Box – plenty of room for the toes to spread and splay. A secure fit through the heel and midfoot allows the shoes to move with your body.
Low Drop – cushioned midsoles are engineered with a 0 to 5mm heel-to-toe drop, encouraging natural loading and foot motion during the gait cycle.
Lightweight – Ultralight materials and seam-reducing construction techniques keep weight down and blisters at bay.
Natural feet have all the technology they need, and a healthy shoe should let your feet do their natural thing.
Thin – thin puncture-resistant soles allow the 200,000 nerves in each foot to provide your brain with the sensory feedback you need to move with skill. Thick cushioned soles don’t allow your feet to feel the ground, reducing sensory feedback to the brain resulting in unskilful movement.
Wide – wide shoes allow your toes, crucially your big toes, to provide a stable base of support. Tapered narrow shoes give you shoe-shaped feet, reducing stability and restricting the natural splay and recoil of toes weakening the muscles and foot function.
Flexible – a flexible shoe allows your muscles and tendons to load, splay and recoil putting a natural spring in your step. Supportive rigid shoes cramp your feet and restrict the natural range of movement, weakening the muscles and the foot.
Generally speaking, we recommend Topo Athletic shoes for running or any other sport activity, whereas for everything else from everyday to work to lifestyle we recommend Vivobarefoot shoes.
We stock a full size-run in Men’s & Women’s Topo Athletic and Vivobarefoot shoes as well as a size run in Junior Kids in Vivobarefoot shoes aimed at primary school age. This gives you the opportunity to come into the clinic, try on and get a feel of the shoes and size up correctly. Once we have your size on file, we can place an order for the style you prefer at any time.
You will love them, but your feet will love them more.