There are so many benefits to wearing foot shaped minimalist shoes that the LA TIMES is covering the upside of wearing shoes that are closer to your natural state and included ZEM’s in their coverage! Here’s what the LA TIMES had to say:
“As a kid, having no understanding of fashion, I never understood pointy shoes. After all, the human foot doesn’t come to a point, which to me seems to explain the popularity in the early 1970s of Earth Shoes, which had a down-sloping negative heel and a foot-like shape with an almost-rectangular toe box. They were odd-looking but so comfortable that I always hoped they’d make a running shoe
In fact, runners’ feet get so beat up that over the years a twisted badge of honor for mega-milers became the acquisition of black toenails (from slamming your smushed toes into the front of the too-narrow shoe). Today, some hard-core athletes get their toenails removed.
Fortunately, that could be a thing of the past, as shoe makers have discovered the foot-shaped running shoe. The natural anatomical shape gives your toes room to splay out naturally. If you’re a runner looking for more comfort and balance, and you like your toenails flesh-colored, you might like these.
Price: $84 to 109. www.zemgear.com