Think of it as an exercise
program for your feet
The Barefoot Science™ System uses your body’s own biofeedback to promote the
natural optimal stability and shock management capabilities of your feet. The
distinctive dome contour on each insole exerts a mild pressure on the sole of
your foot, stimulating reflex muscle contractions that lift up and stabilize the
arch. The System includes a series of progressively firmer inserts that
gradually increases the degree of stimuli. As you steadily progress through the
insert Levels, you safely retrain and strengthen the muscles that support your
foot, just like an exercise program. The result is a stronger and more flexible
foot. You’ll be more comfortable and less prone to injury.
Everyone from children to
seniors can safely use the Barefoot Science Foot Strengthening System™. In
fact, studies indicate that up to 90% of the population could benefit from using
the Barefoot Science™ System. Anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet or
is interested in achieving optimal foot health, comfort, performance, and
reduced risk of injury will benefit.
The Barefoot Science™
System is used by medical professionals as well as world class amateur and
professional athletes. It has been proven in clinical settings to be over 95%
effective at addressing the cause of gait-related pathologies.
Science was engineered to address a growing need to resolve foot and
gait-related problems in a natural, rehabilitative, and holistic way.
conducted around the world indicate that footwear actually causes the majority
of our foot, leg, and back problems. These studies also indicate that, by the
age of six, children’s feet are negatively affected by conventional footwear.
This is because footwear and conventional cushioning insoles dampen the sensory
stimulus that the sole of the foot requires for optimal foot health and
function, causing it to become weak and unstable. This instability is the major
contributing factor to most foot problems and pain. In an effort to address
these symptoms, conventional footwear and supportive shoe inserts (orthotics)
attempt to restrict or control the foot’s movement. While this may provide
some temporary relief, it does not address the cause of the instability,
therefore, foot function remains unhealthy.
Additionally, this creates a never-ending cycle where the foot
progressively weakens and becomes increasingly dependent on the artificial
support. Recent research has shown that users of supportive and cushioning
footwear and foot care products are injured up to 300% more often than those who
Barefoot Science™ System is different! It
is designed to stimulate and strengthen the muscle of your foot right in your
shoes, effectively counteracting the negative effects of footwear.
Science stimulates, strengthens, and restores optimal foot health.
Understanding the cause
of foot problems A
lack of adequate sensory stimulation to the sole of the foot results in an
unstable arch system and weakened foot that negatively affects how you walk. For
most people, this means that their feet will excessively pronate (instep rolls
inward as the toes point outward), while for others, the feet will excessively
supinate (instep rolls outward as the toes point inward). Depending on the
footwear type and activity levels, these instabilities cause a tremendous amount
of degenerative stress in the muscles and at the joints. These degenerative
stresses are the chief cause of most foot-related problems and pain.
Active Stimulus vs.
Passive Support The
revolutionary Barefoot Science™ System isn’t designed to artificially
support (like orthotics) or cushion the foot (like regular insoles). Its unique
dome design gently stimulates reflex muscles contractions to strengthen the
weakened muscles that support the foot, much like squeezing a tennis ball
strengthens the muscles of the hand and forearm.
The Barefoot Science™
System is the only insole technology that is based upon the same scientific
principles that have been proven and widely accepted in modern sports and
rehabilitative medicine. The technology utilizes the body’s own biofeedback
mechanisms to safely and naturally stimulate, strengthen, and restore optimal
foot health (i.e., a balance of strength, stability, and flexibility). A strong
stable foot effectively eliminates the cause of degenerative stresses, which are
the principal sources of foot-related problems.
Science stimulates and conditions with every step. The
benefits of the Barefoot Science™ System are both REHABILITATIVE and PREVENTIVE,
making it the natural choice for everyone from children to seniors. Everyday use
of Barefoot Science™:
the active sensory stimulus required for optimal foot health and function
strength, flexibility, and dynamic stability through a natural workout of
the foot’s muscles
the optimal structural integrity of the foot’s arch system for superior
natural shock management, and comfort, while enhancing performance
the degenerative stresses caused by collapsing arches that contribute to
plantar fasciitis and heel spurs
muscle function and skeletal alignment in the feet, legs, hips, and back,
virtually eliminating the degenerative stresses that cause pain
dynamic stability (motion control), effectively addressing the cause of
excessive pronation-related knee ailments and the shearing forces that cause
risk of injury by promoting a balance of muscle strength and flexibility
while optimizing muscle efficiency, i.e., enhancing energy storage and
Science promotes optimal biomechanical alignment to eliminate the cause of
discomfort and pain.
Protects against bunions
and rehabilitates turf toe. For
those who excessively pronate, the big toe can be pushed toward the other toes
as their foot pushes off when they walk or run. This generates a tremendous
amount of degenerative stress at the joint of the great toe and is the major
contributing factor to the formation of bunions and turf toes. Use of the
Barefoot Science™ System stimulates, strengthens, and retrains the muscles
that align the bones of the foot for optimal strength and stability prior
to the foot’s contact with the ground. This ensures proper foot position at
all times during ground contact, effectively and safely eliminating degenerative
Protect against plantar
fasciitis and heel spurs. As
the weakened and unstable foot accepts the weight of the body, it is forced to
flatten out and roll inward (pronate). The resultant tension and strain can lead
to heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. When developed, the strengthened foot
muscles and arch system can relieve strain and tension on the plantar fascia.
The Barefoot Science™ System helps increase the strength of the muscles that
support your feet so your arch system works more effectively, eliminating
excessive tension and strain.
Science addresses the cause, not only the symptom.
Knee problems and shin
the foot pronates or flattens excessively, it causes the lower leg and knee to
rotate inward. This results in degenerative stresses that are often the source
of walking-related knee problems. When the bones of the foot are optimally
aligned, they provide a strong stable platform for the lower leg and effectively
eliminate the twisting torsional strain and degenerative stresses at the knee.
When the sensory stimulus to the sole of the foot is dampened by footwear, the
reflex muscle activations of the small muscle (in the front of the shin) are
inhibited. Optimally, these muscle contractions align the bones of the foot
prior to ground contact to create a strong stable arch system. When this fails
to occur, these small muscles over work in an attempt to compensate and pull up
the collapsing arch causing degenerative stress (micro tears) where the muscles
attach to the bone.
Hip and lower back pain. With
every step, repetitive excessive pronation causes poor mechanical alignment
through the feet, leg, hips, back, and even up to the neck. This causes varying
degrees of degenerative stress at the joints and throughout the muscles due to
compensatory over-use. A stronger, more stable foot provides a solid foundation
for the rest of the body and enhances ideal biomechanics (bone alignment and
muscle function) to effectively eliminate the cause of degenerative stress and