Natural Rock + Forest Standing Surfaces

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stoic is a gym for your feet

Re-wild your feet with our Natural River Rock and Forest Floor surfaces. If you already have a stoic base kit (discontinued) you can use these with it, but you can use them without the basekit as well. Just toss one or both on the floor and step on!

Natural is recommended if you are just starting out conditioning your feet to be wild. It has a softer durometer and more "squish" underfoot than the Warrior style.

The problem

For millions of years, our ancestors were barefoot. People had wide toes, solid arches, and extremely strong feet that could handle any obstacle nature provided. Unfortunately for us modern humans, wearing shoes our entire lives has basically been like putting our feet in a cast every day. Wearing shoes alters the structure and function of the foot resulting in a weakened appendage that is almost unrecognizable compared to the robust, anti-fragile feet of our ancestors.

Although standing desks have exploded in popularity and have a ton of health benefits, people are still wearing shoes all day and at worst standing on the smooth, hard floor or at best an unnaturally flat anti-fatigue mat.  This is bad.

Barefoot is better.

When barefoot, the 26 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments are free to move. The movement builds strength, mobility, flexibility and range of motion making you a more robust human. Honor your DNA and stand on Stoic.

Before shoes, our ancestors were barefoot for 2 million years. Their daily lives were spent walking, running, squatting, kneeling and standing on highly varied, uneven terrain. People had wide toes, solid arches, and extremely strong feet that could handle any obstacle nature provided.

Not only do they have to carry us around all day, but they also get shoved unnaturally into shoes, boots, and other modern forms of footwear that may look sweet, but come at a cost.  Massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain.

Benefits:

  • Strengthens muscles in your feet & legs
  • Lets your toes spread naturally
  • Builds stronger arches
  • Improve balance and body awareness
  • Increases range of motion in joints
  • Stimulate your brain
  • Improve the mind body connection
  • Daily use may reduce inflammation caused by plantar fasciitis