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nimbleToes - The Functional Movement Shoe
“The foundation of performance is health, and the foundation of movement health is foot function.” Lee Saxby
Developed in collaboration with Lee Saxby, world renowned running and movement coach, the nimbleToes Functional Movement Shoe System builds on everything that we’ve learned and developed in over 35 years of making high quality functional footwear based on our uncompromising ToeFreedom philosophy.
Being Nimble is a state of mind. Changing your state of mind begins with changing your footwear! Read More at www.benimble.info
Did you know that there are thousands of small nerve endings at the bottom of the foot that are sensitive to stimuli such as texture, vibration, skin stretch, deep pressure and light touch? These nerve endings play a central role in posture and movement control e.g. staying upright and creating an appropriate muscular response to dynamically control impact forces. Sensory input used control and regulate movement is called proprioception. Recent studies show that specific textures actually improve balance and stability by reducing the medial lateral sway. These studies also show that harder surfaces stimulate the nervous system more effectively and enable an increased proprioceptive stimulus from the ground up.
Further, did you know that all footwear blocks the necessary stimulation of the plantar propriocetors to some degree? The result can be a delay in the nervous system which can cause joint pain, compensations, loss of balance and inefficient movement patterns.
The Joe Nimble footbed system
nimbleToes also make a fantastic everyday sneaker, just use the Joe Nimble Comfort footbed that we have included in the box.
If you intend to use nimbleToes on light trails, why not add a Joe Nimble Flexitec® footbed
more about the Joe Nimble Performance footbed:
Human athletic performance is based on strength and elasticity. The human movement system is composed of muscles and tendons and this footbed mimics the anatomical properties of the body’s elastic elements (ligaments, tendons, fascia) which is why it is also used – in a modified way – in spinal reconstructive surgery as a replacement for intervertebral discs.
material: 2mm smart plastic material (TPC/ET: thermoplastic polyester-elastomer blends) developed in collaboration with orthopedists and engineers.
Lee Saxby is one of the most recognised coaches for running technique on a global level. Over the last 15 years Lee has been a key figure in the natural movement/barefoot revolution and has been consulted by various shoe companies, university research projects, and injured athletes for his ability to diagnose and correct biomechanical problems. Bestselling author Chris McDougall (Born to Run) as well as the barefoot professor Dan Liebermann (Harvard) were able to regain their natural athletic abilities through Lee ́s coaching methods.
Lee works closely together with Joe Nimble, developing innovative, holistic movement concepts and the nimbleToes Functional Movement Shoe System is the first result of this collaboration.
The BÄR principle: 100% toe freedom
Why do you experience a completely new and natural walking experience in BÄR shoes? Because they offer 100 percent freedom for your toes. This freedom gives you relaxation and comfort right from the first step. You walk as comfortably in BÄR shoes as you do barefoot. That is because our shoes follow the natural shape of your foot. That is the BÄR principle. For more than 35 years. The maximum freedom for your toes gives your foot its natural strength back. You gain strength for long stretches. The freed foot supports your body balance and relieves your spine. You feel as relaxed as you do on a beach. The entire day.
This is the exact effect that Christian BÄR wanted to achieve 35 years ago when he discovered: "The form must follow the foot." He became a pioneer of toe freedom in 1982 through the consistent implementation of this notion. You can profit from this today. Give your feet the room that they need so that you gain more freedom.