Can barefoot shoes improve circulation?

Yes, barefoot shoes can improve circulation. Traditional tight-fitting shoes often restrict blood flow in your feet—a research study demonstrated that the volume of blood flow decreased by 22.2% after passive hallux adduction (movement of the big toe towards the other toes) compared to before the movement. Barefoot shoes, designed to mimic the natural shape of the foot, allow your feet to move more naturally and freely. This design opens up space between your toes, enhancing blood flow to toe tissues. They not only encourage better circulation by reducing constriction but also promote increased movement and muscle activity, which helps improve circulation throughout the feet and lower legs.

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