Mallorca 312 in 2024

Screaming toe pose :joy:

Interesting. I have been a vivobarefoot user for 7y and no foot issues at all. But I often have to wear “normal” work shoes and walk a lot- say 15-18000 steps, and the PF hit hard after a week of walking in these shoes. Podiatrist has prescribed high arch insoles but they are not helping and I am gravitating back to the vivo’s and crocs- surely the most comfortable footwear ever invented :grinning:

I have started using dynamic cyclist to compliment foot stretching etc and on day 5 of the first week my PF disappeared for 2 days- perhaps reflecting stretching of hamstrings, loosening hips and a reminder of how connected the kinetic chain is. But a day of walking albeit with the arch insoles and it returned though not quite as bad. So, back to DC for me

I can’t imagine having it for years. That is suffering!

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Fortunately the pf is mostly dormant these days. Interesting comment about shoe choice. Outside of occasions and meetings, I’ve worn nothing but Birkenstocks for 40 years - the arches and the stiffness with cushioning that cork soles provide works wonders to alleviate pf for me.
Ooofos are a softer, springier variable density material flip-flop that also works. The squishiness of Ooofos causes a lot of side-to-side rocking when I walk, so they probably help build core strength too…

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It’s killer when you’re new to the pose but so effective!

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Well i’m wholeheartedly with you on the former, still working on the latter…

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Need to work on that pose as well as several others. Core us very weak and a recent set of exercises exposed this. Need to work up, slowly to strengthen both sides of the abdomen and mud to lower back.