There are many advantages of bare feet sporting: better motion control, more feeling in your feet and direct floor contact, etc. In this way you are more grounded and more aware of your feet and movements. Its also a good training for stronger feet. But a disadvantage is the risk of injuries, you can easily twist or slip.
The footsticker improves the activity and keeps the barefoot feeling! The flexible material is like a second skin, the ‘skin / touch sensation’ is not disabled. The footsticker can give more grip, support and protection. There are glues in development that are washable and make it a sustainable product, there is also an adhesive (based on the proteins of a blue mussel) which continues to adhere during sweating. A trained foot is desirable or build-up a schedule for injuries to occur. Through a 3D foot scan the footsticker can be adjusted on everyone’s personal list of requirements, feet and sporting choice.
via Wired Gadget Lab