Well I've injured my foot and feeling a bit glum about it. Anyone else experiencing any injury possibly caused by going barefoot? Anyone have experience in needing to do less bare footing?
So here's the background info. I've been barefoot/minimalist for 2 1/2 years now. I generally believe I have strong well developed feet and never wear traditional shoes these days. I work on my technique to be a mid foot striker with knees betpnt etc.
Recently I've significantly increased my level of activity from normal hiking to some long days hiking fast and hard for an endurance event I'm working on. Training involved hiking 60ks mostly in off track country and running 5-16ks. When I push hard on longer trips I am getting some strong pain under my big toe which I believe to be Sesamoiditis. After resting for a couple of weeks the pain goes away. Unfortunately it came back when I did a 13k run yesterday (merrel road gloves).
I'm finding it hard to find some information that understand why we go barefoot/minimalist. Most health professionals I've spoken to and sites I've visted believe in padding, arch support and orthotics.
I plan on letting my foot recover and then to try and do something in slightly more traditional footwear. I'm not sure if this will help.
Any comments, help or recommendations welcome.