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The nimbleToes Jog is designed to provide optimal support for the foot whilst running.
This running shoe is a must for anyone looking to optimise their training. With its special construction, it offers an all-new running experience. Thanks to the innovatively constructed footbed, this vegan sports shoe is ideal for running. On top of all this, the nimbleToes jog running shoe promotes muscle strength in your foot with its natural toefreedom.
When jogging, the knee and hip act like ‘springs’ as in running, but the foot and ankle act as ‘rockers’ with the same heel-toe pattern as walking. Jogging places the ankle and foot rockers under considerable load compared to walking. The forces acting on the leg during the support phase double from 120% bodyweight when walking to over 250% bodyweight when jogging. The range of movement required at the ankle also increases from a minimum of 10 degrees dorsiflexion when walking to a minimum 20 degrees dorsiflexion when jogging. Both of these facts play a role in the high injury rates experienced by joggers. Any injuries or pains associated with the biomechanical compensations used during walking (e.g. toeing out, over pronation, heel pain etc.) will be exaggerated and aggravated when jogging.
The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to overloading and injury during jogging when toe structure and function is compromised and jogging technique is poor. Toe function is essential for injury-free jogging as they ‘anchor’ the foot and determine the trajectory of the knee joint over the foot during the support phase. The action of the toe flexors and extensors also play an important role in assisting the shin muscles in decelerating the foot and tibia during the entire ground contact phase. Weakness in the toe muscles is associated with anterior and posterior ‘shin splints’
The key features required in nimbleToes jog
An anatomical toe box (wide and flat and foot shaped) is essential to allow the toes to provide maximum stability and leverage and allow the toe flexors and extensors to assist the anterior and posterior shin muscles.
Appropriate cushioning. Due to the high impact forces associated with jogging a ‘jogging shoe’ should provide an appropriate amount of cushioning to protect the heel and metatarsal bones. The human foot has evolved fat pads to protect these areas of the foot, but these pads can literally wear out from excessive loading, particularly if the jogger has a rigid shoe-shaped foot and is over 40 years old.
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.