You’ve probably seen the photos from your favorite Instagram fitness influencers, or the few brave souls at your local gym taking off their shoes and hitting the weight room; barefoot training has become increasingly popular. And it’s not just workouts that are traditionally done sans shoes, such as yoga or Pilates, but actual strength training and weightlifting.
But as popular as barefoot training has become, there are still some risks that come with taking off your shoes and hitting the squat rack. If you’re curious to try barefoot training, we tapped some experts who reveal the biggest pros and cons of strength training without shoes or socks. Read on to find out if this style of training is right for you.