Wearing barefoot shoes such as PaperKrane kicks can potentially assist with pelvic floor issues by improving the alignment and function of the feet, which in turn can positively impact the pelvic floor muscles.

When you wear traditional shoes with elevated heels and cushioned soles, your feet are placed in an unnatural position that can affect your entire posture, including your pelvic floor. Over time, this can cause your feet to become weaker and less flexible, which can contribute to muscle imbalances and tension in the pelvic floor.

Young girl in heels

Barefoot shoes, on the other hand, are designed to mimic the experience of walking barefoot, providing minimal cushioning and no heel lift.

forces on the body when wearing heeled shoes

All PaperKrane shoes contain the essential ‘Four F’s’, namely they are Flat (zero drop), Feather light, Flexible and Foot Shaped (wider at the toe box - no pointy toes here!). Wearing PaperKrane shoes allows your feet to move more naturally and engage the muscles in your feet and lower legs more effectively. By strengthening and activating these muscles, you can improve your overall alignment and reduce the strain on your pelvic floor.

The Four F's - by PaperKrane


Additionally, wearing PaperKrane shoes can encourage better posture and alignment throughout the body, which can further alleviate pressure on the pelvic floor. By improving the overall health and function of your feet and lower body, you may be able to reduce pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and discomfort during sex.

It's important to note that wearing barefoot shoes alone may not be enough to fully address pelvic floor issues. It's recommended to work with a pelvic floor physical therapist to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that may include exercises, stretches, and other interventions.

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