Science Says Your Disgusting Toe Shoes Aren’t Doing Anything But Grossing People Out
Your running shoes also disgust people – how about that?
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There is no logical reason to be concerned about bare feet as a unique liability issue. There are more potential problems with bare hands. Do they monitor whether customers are washing, using clean techniques in bulk bins, or not smashing fingers? Hands are much more at risk in a grocery shopping experience. That doesn’t even include factors like spreading germs. What about dirt under my fingernails? Is it their responsibility to monitor everyone who comes in the doors for potential contagious germs? How many times have you seen a sick person in a grocery store? Why don’t they tell them to go home for public health and liability reasons? What about the liability of selling certain foods to people who, according to health codes, should be losing weight? (I’m sorry, miss, our lawyers advise us that we can only sell you lettuce and carrots)
To see more people walking barefoot, in my city.
Not having people looking at me barefoot, as if I am naked.
Have store owners be more open and understanding as to why I walk barefoot.
Have society understand that bare feet are not disgusting, just like bare hands are not.
Be able to go to work – barefoot.
May shod people be as happy as I am, barefoot.
Live – and let live, I do not tell you to wear gloves – don’t tell me to wear shoes.
Life would be much easier if it was this way.
Dr. Lee Bivings, a pediatrician from Atlanta, estimates 99% of new born babies have perfectly normal feet – and in his clinic more than 6o% of these same, shoe-wearing babies have acquired foot disabilities at six years of age.
From the 15th – 21st April 2009 we conducted a health survey to find out what were the most common problems that afflicted the nation’s feet.
Over 83% of our respondents were female and the vast majority of these were women under 30 years of age. Shockingly, 25% of people who shared their results with us reported suffering from bunions or hammertoes – conditions which can be genetic but are more often caused by ill-fitting footwear and high heals. Both these conditions require some hefty surgery to put right, so give your feet a night off once in a while, and wear flat footwear whenever possible.
20% of people reported suffering from smelly feet – which is normally nothing to worry about but can be combated by ensuring that you change your shoes and socks regularly.
Flat feet affected around 14% of users, with 7.1% reporting swollen feet. Flat feet are common from birth but if they develop suddenly then you should go to your GP as there may be an underlying problem. Swollen feet can be a sign of lymphatic problems but can also be indicative of problems elsewhere in the body – including the heart, so if they persist, get them checked out by your GP.
Tingling feet affected nearly 1 in 6 people, and if this persists then you should definitely get them checked out as it can be a sign of arthritis, or diabetes.