As a former Australian ex-patriot, one thing that surprises a lot of tourists is how common it is to see Australian people in public places wearing nothing on their feet. It is almost as if they feel more grounded when the soles of their feet touch the earth they grew up on. While the thought of seeing someone in a grocery store and even a restaurant going barefoot may be off-putting, it was and is completely accepted there. When I came to North America though, I lost this sense of needing to feel supported and started to conform to the shoes and socks-wearing generation, afraid to show my feet even in flip flops. The folks at Powersocks, want you to enjoy the freedom of going barefoot while protecting your feet at the same time.
There is a lot more to just connecting with mother earth when you walk barefoot. Scientific studies have proven that barefoot walking can lead to better control of your foot position when it strikes the ground; improvements in balance, proprioception, and body awareness, which can help with pain relief, and overall better foot mechanics, which can lead to improved mechanics of the hips, knees, and core. However, not everyone is brave enough to give up on the rubber sole of their favourite shoes altogether and adopt this nomadic lifestyle trait, that is where Powersocks come in.
Designed to resemble a sock, Powersocks are crafted from 100% recyclable CoolMax knitted yarn combined with a 2mm natural rubber sole that is not only lightweight and machine washable but is strong enough to last about 500km of everyday walking. The special yarn used in the construction of these socks feels comfortable, dries quickly, and is more durable than most other yarns. Whereas the rubber coating used on Powersocks comes from a natural rubber tree in Malaysia and is used for its all-natural properties that don’t harm the environment. One thing that we appreciate about the build of the Powersocks is that the rubber used is just thin and protective enough to give the sensation of walking barefoot but still offers some protection from ground debris when used for walking, hiking, or barefoot running. It is the perfect way to start the transition.
Lastly, a common question we had was who would see the benefit of using these? In many instances such as using them as water shoes, walking the dog, working out at the gym and general everyday use around the home, these could be a versatile way to bring a lot of the health benefits mentioned earlier. They are tough enough to withstand moderate to heavy use and even if you are brave enough to try barefoot running, we could see these lasting for some time, even through multiple washes and terrain changes.
To sum up, Powersocks may be the perfect way for you as a consumer to explore the benefits that come with barefoot integration in your everyday lifestyle. We also love that they support the One Tree Planted nonprofit organization that is on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Best of all, Powersocks come in at a very affordable $35 making this available to pretty much anyone. So, what are you waiting for?
Get yours today at https://powersocks.com/