In the past, I did an article on “Fit Flops.” Now a new company has designed a some what “decent” looking shoe that does even more! The “Spring Boost” shoe is designed with “dorsiflexion technology (meaning your heal is always lower than the ball of your foot). The Spring Boost naturally engages more muscle fibers so you can get a better workout. For example, doing squats in Spring Boosts increases muscle activity in your hamstrings by 20% compared with doing them in regular shoes.”
springboost spiritThese kicks engage your core, gams and glutes with every step and activate your entire back muscle chain at a greater amplitude, helping you reap even more rewards from your regular workout and achieve a better biomechanical balance. Ideal for everyday exercise from the treadmill to dance class (or just chasing the kids around the house). Includes DORSI 0 (neutral/barefoot level) and DORSI 2 (increased intensity) insoles. Whole and half sizes 6-11. (White also available in wide width.) Breathable mesh and high gloss synthetic leather upper with leaf-foil filigree pattern (source).
I have personally been using “Fit Flops” for about 8 months now and I absolutely LOVE THEM! I can’t wait to try out this new shoe. However, I might have to save up since they cost $140.00!
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)