I have been hooping for roughly 3 years and i don't like hooping in the grass because of uneven surface! I haven't hooped much in sand either, just no sand in the mountains and hills of west Virginia and Ohio. I chose to hoop on concrete! i hate wearing shoes while hooping! So here starts my problem, when doing jump thrus and hooping in general my feet hurt! the worst part is the balls of my feet from the jump thrus! Is there something that anyone suggests to help re-leave the the pain n help with comfort?? i don't know whats out there any suggestions is a help so please be creative!!
lol, I would suggest to wear shoes... or... set aside funds every month for regular pedicures/foot massages? :D
i would love to wear shoes but they just get in my way lol im a bare feet kinda girl pretty much all the time if i dont have to be in a store... im not worried about the way they look or how rough they become i need relief while hooping that doesnt hold me back like shoes do
What about something like the vibram five finger shoes or the unshoes feather light sandals? They might be light enough and similar enough to being barefoot?
I hate shoes, too. I take them off at every opportunity. I hoop barefoot in grass and sand and in gyms and dance studios. But I wear shoes if I hoop on concrete because the joint and bone pain that I was feeling from the shock of jumps and such was really messing up my feet. Not to mention the ripped up skin from turning.
I tried massage, lotions, icing, taping, accupuncture. Saw a sports medicine doctor when I realised I'd taken it too far. No fractures, but an old injury that hooping exacerbated and that took forever to heal thanks to my relentless pounding.
A pair of running sneakers is sort of fun, and I've discovered that different hooping moves get highlighted. Foot hooping, out. Bouncy footwork, in.
Your feet will carry you around for the rest of your life. Be kind to them and wear shoes on concrete.
I run around bare foot in the forest or on city sidewalks a lot of the time. Your feet need training.
Concrete is hard to get use to. You can man up, and just deal with the pain, or you can try using leather ballet shoes or shocks. Yeah hooping outside on concrete in socks is nerdy looking, but it'll help you build up tolerance.
i'm always barefoot. i think my feet stained i go barefoot so much.lol. i just love the feel of the earth. rock used to bother me , but you get used to it. i don't have much experience jumping on concrete b/c i love to hoop in the grass/dirt but i think shekinah's idea about the five finger shoes is worth a shot.