What’s Missing in Footwear Innovations

Air max, wave technology, carbon fiber plates – every year the billion dollar footwear market continues to grow exponentially due to new innovations and design by industry leaders such as Nike, Adidas and Reebok.  One of the most disruptive innovations for the footwear industry was back in 2008 during the barefoot running boom when shoes…

Gravisensing | Gravity as the Sensory Driver to Movement

One of the most sensory complex movements we do every day is walking, with the sensory stimulus and driver of that movement pattern being gravity. This omnipresent weight on our shoulders not only reminds our nervous system that we are on planet Earth but it also helps establish what is called body awareness.    Body awareness, or our sense…

How Foot Awareness Enhances Weight Transfer & Power in Golf

It is well known that weight transfer during a golf swing is necessary for optimizing power output.   With the foot as the only contact point with the ground, this weight transfer is greatly linked to pressure distribution in the feet and an awareness of that pressure distribution.    The Sensory Side of Foot Function  The human foot…

Textured Insoles & Foot Stimulation Increase Brain Activation

As the founder of Naboso Textured Insoles and being a barefoot science educator I am very passionate about the benefits barefoot sensory stimulation can have on movement optimization and longevity. I am constantly reading the latest research in this field and am excited to share any studies that further validate the benefits of both barefoot…

Naboso + Parkinson’s with Karl Sterling

Last week we sat down with one of our favorite neurorehab specialists, Karl Sterling, to better understand why he loves Naboso Insoles for his Parkinson’s clients. Karl Sterling is the Creator of Parkinson’s Regeneration Training and a good friend of EBFA Global.   If you have ever seen the before / after videos that “wow”…

A New Approach to Improving Mobility in Peripheral Neuropathy

Feeling pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in your hands or feet may be a sign of peripheral neuropathy.  With over 20 million Americans diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, this is a quite common condition or symptom of other conditions. The goal of managing peripheral neuropathy should be to maintain and restore the function of your peripheral nervous…

Infant Brain Activation with Foot Stimulation

It has been well established and accepted that sensory stimulation is critical to both cognitive and motor development in children – with many professionals advocating barefoot is better!   With the advent of Jean Ayes work and rise in sensory spectrum children much attention has been directed towards techniques which will increase sensory input and…

Enhancing Your Pilates Practice with Naboso Technology

As a former gymnast and now aerialist, I greatly appreciate the methodology and progressive programming of Pilates.  Centered around deep core engagement and postural alignment, Pilates focuses on proper form and technique during every exercise execution. Founded by Joseph Pilates in the early 1920s, Pilates was developed through Joseph’s personal movement experience, his work with World…

How to Manage Foot Pain During Pregnancy

Foot pain is one of those frustrating health conditions that can be difficult to combat. Between plantar fasciitis, bunions and fallen arches, there’s a never-ending stream of causes of foot pain. Many pregnant women experience foot pain especially as they enter the third trimester. Contrary to common belief, simply “dealing with it” is not the…

Lateral Foot Pain? What is it and how to address it

If you feel pain alongside the outer edge of your foot, you’re experiencing what’s known as lateral foot pain. This is a common issue triggered by walking, running, and other activities. Lateral foot pain is often accompanied by instability, tenderness, swelling, and even difficulty moving around. If you are suffering from it, it’s important to…