Barefoot Shoes And/or Inserts?
I've heard folks like Katy Bowman on enough shows to be aware of heels of any sortâ€”including short men's heels i.e. less than an inch like the kind you'd find on boots or even sneakersâ€“being detrimental for leg muscle development and posture.
Does anyone on here use inserts or have any success with a particular brand or make of barefoot shoe? I use barefoot/minimal shoes with essentially no heel made by merrell when i train but otherwise have inserts made by Superfeet that do seem to help me retain an arch and prevent my ankles from collapsing inwards, etc.
I've done a good bit of adjustment to my walking/gait in the past couple of years, keeping my feet forward, basing my posture off of some of Kelly Starrett's advice out of supple leopard, etc. but feel like before I order another pair of these inserts maybe someone here will have some advice or an idea for something new to try?
I live in the midwest and therefore based on weather conditions it isn't feasible for me to wear minimal shoes anywhere close to year-round. I saw a post that chris kresser put up a while back regarding 'minimalist shoes that don't scream "i'm a minimalist shoe"' that featured dress shoes with no heel that were essentially barefoot but wicked expensive. like hundreds of dollars.