It's important to exercise regularly with the right level of intensity! Exercise enriches the blood with oxygen, builds up muscles, breaks down fat cells, stimulates endorphins and pushes the immune system. But even those who are less inclined to exercise or do sports can still do a lot to improve their health, by using active shoes. They support the natural gait and even have a great training effect. How does that work?
Active shoes have to fulfil a number of highly specific prerequisites if they are to function properly. The shoe sole, is angled in the forefoot and heel area, works in combination with material and shape to warrant what biomechanical research calls muscle-activating shock absorption, with measurable activation of the muscles in the feet and calves while standing and walking. The design provides natural support for the arch of the foot, with the sensomotor effect promoting an upright posture. Furthermore, the strain taken by the foot with every step is reduced while expanding the movement range of the ankles, which also has a positive effect on the muscles.
Needless to say that active shoes also require a suitable shock absorption system. After all, our feet spend more than one third of our life in shoes.
A clearly noticeable training effect is possible for example with all "Joya" shoes together with "chung shi AuBioRiG" or "Ganter Aktiv" and "Ganter shoes with 4-point sole". They perform the function of a muscle exerciser even when just standing. In Joya shoes, this effect comes from the choice of particularly soft sole material.
Furthermore, active shoes should stimulate the proprioceptive capabilities of the feet. To explain: proprioceptors are special depth sensors in muscles, tendons and joints. They keep the brain constantly informed about the position, tension and movement of the individual body parts. Active shoes therefore have a positive impact on the legs and torso as well as just the feet. Experts refer to this as a kinematic chain.
Active shoes can only perform their function as particularly back-friendly shoes if they offer appropriate length and adequate width in the forefoot area. It is also important to keep the big toes straight. Active shoes should be made of top quality materials, such as vegetable-tanned leather or artificial leather or also permeable textiles. Adequate water vapour permeability is a further basic requirement.
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