When it comes to feet we believe Leonardo da Vinci was spot on-the feet are truly an amazing work of engineering and art. The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, and (the sole) has roughly 100,000-200,000 sensory receptors to gather information for the brain. These receptors provide 70% of the information needed for movement! In other words, the more you can feel the ground, the better balance and awareness you will have.
At NorthSole, we believe the less material you have between the sole of your foot and the ground, the better off your body is. However, simply trading in the highly cushioned shoes we've spent our entire lives in for minimal footwear is not easy! That's why we've created multiples styles of insoles-for those who have just started their journey to minimal footwear and need a little more protection to those who are seasoned bare-footers.