Todd Parr wrote:This may help people make the switch to barefeet: Nearly bare feet
Deb Rebel wrote:For multiple hours standing or walking (job) I used to buy nurses shoes
Barefoot is an acquired taste, methinks.
Rez Zircon wrote:Heels are kinda the same way. My uncle always wore heeled cowboy boots because that helped his back (construction injuries). I've found that walking any real distance (especially on hills) in completely flat shoes stresses the tendons in my lower legs, but with a slight heel I'm fine.
Linda Secker wrote:How do you guys cope with cold and wet?? My feet always feel cold
Linda Secker wrote:How do you guys cope with cold and wet??
John Saltveit wrote:There is a lot of research about "earthing", and a book by a doctor named Stephen Sinatra. Walking barefoot is said to be a way to ground yourself electrically with the earth. It is said to decrease pain and be like an antioxidant. Concrete floors and leather work the same. Most people wear synthetic or rubber shoes, which don't ground.
My wife the physics teacher mentioned that you can just touch a grounded sink faucet for the same effect. I live in the PNW and I like Nicole's posts but I prefer no socks when possible due to athlete's foot. I prefer sandals and clogs when I need footwear, which is often because I also live in the wet side of PNW. They don't work for skateboarding or baseball, two of my favorite activities.
Jane Southall wrote:Always barefoot, kids barefoot. Is always a struggle going to store. To find shoes cuz we simply don't think about them til it gets really cold.
Stacy Witscher wrote:After all these months of dealing with plantar fascitis and achilles tenditis, my pain is even worse. When trying to go barefoot more, I find I supinate more than I should, other than being aware and trying to not supinate, are there any tricks to correct this problem. Thanks in advance.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
It's that time of year when the goat-head caltrops are in full bloom, and making lots of puncture-seeds.
Stacy Witscher wrote:I'm so envious. I'm struggling with plantar fasciitis and cannot go barefoot at all.
I have never liked shoes, and would also prefer to be barefoot all the time.
I put off trying to where shoes all the time to deal with the plantar fasciitis as long as I could. But now the pain is unbearable.
Oh well, hopefully things will get better quickly, until then I will live vicariously through you.