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Are feet dirty?

By wiki-how

Wash your feet every day, they are the most dirty part of your body and the least you can do to stop the odor is to wash them with soap and water. Also, make sure you scrub them either with a loofah or washcloth to get rid of dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells.

WRONG – Our feet are NOT the most dirty part, our society sure make it seem so, but with out the shoes and the socks, our feet will not sweat so much, therefor not smell, nor attract any bacteria’s.

When we walk barefoot they will get dirty, but then our hands also get dirty, and are not considered the dirtiest part of our body.


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the supreme court of Michigan stated:

In relation to bare feet

The man who goes either by himself or with his family, to a public place must expect to meet and mingle with all classes of people. He cannot ask, to suit his caprice or prejudice or social views, that this or that man shall be excluded because he does not wish to associate with them. He may draw his social line as closely as he chooses at his home, or in other private places, but he cannot in a public place carry the privacy of his home with him, or ask that people not as good or great as he is, shall step aside when he appears.

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Police and barefoot driving

Bangor Maine Police Department
November 19 at 6:20am · Edited ·

Valid question of the day: Is it illegal to operate a motor vehicle while barefoot, or, not wearing shoes?

It appears that a Facebook fan wants to know if it is illegal to drive around without shoes. Checking our statutes, and statutes of other states, tells me, no (go ahead…just have some boots ready for walking into the mall due to slush and snowy conditions).

I believe I found that it is unlawful for a person driving a cab or limo to be barefoot, but that is in New York. Again, in Buffalo this week, I would grab a pair of thick socks before I wandered into the Chipotle.

In 26 years of law enforcement, I have never cited anyone for not wearing shoes and I have run into some strange things in cars. I won’t go into it now. I think I would have found the statute.

As a matter of fact, I have stopped several individuals that have not been blessed with arms or hands or even lost them in an accident and they are allowed to drive with their feet. This is true and impressive to see what we as humans can do when determined. It would probably be very difficult to do with shoes on.

So, drive barefoot all you want.

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Feet exercises

Are you new to barefoot walking?   Have your feet been stuck in shoes till now?

If you answered yes to these question, then your feet are probably weak, and the muscles are not used to support you as they would, if it wasn’t for the shoes that supported them all these years.

Just walking barefoot, will strengthen the muscles eventually, but it will take time. If you wish to help your feet get used to your new way of walking (barefoot), here are some exercise you can do at home, or office.

While brushing your teeth in the morning, barefoot – stand on one foot for as long as you can, then change for the other foot.

While sitting at your desk in the office, flex your toes inside the shoes, one foot at a time, for about 30 seconds, then the other foot. If you can take the shoes off – even better.

Before bed time get some dice, about 6 to 10, spread them on the floor next to your right foot. On the other side next to your left foot put a box with open top. Pick with your right foot toes one dice at a time, and drop it in the box, when done, do the same with the other foot.

After a shower, put a small towel on the tile floor, put your foot on one end and with your toes, wiggle them to scrunch the towel towards you.

I will have more of these every so often…..

Enjoy the exercises.

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Better Balance

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: General Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Go Barefoot for Better Balance

I recently reported in my newsletter on interesting research that looked at what effect wearing shoes with textured insoles could have on the gait of older people prone to falling. Researchers found that walking with textured insoles caused people to walk slower and more cautiously.

It got me thinking about the benefits of walking barefoot. I love the idea of walking barefoot because it gives our brain the greatest amount of feedback when it comes to position and balance.

When was the last time you walked around barefoot? It might be a good idea to make it part of your daily routine, especially now, when it’s warmer out and you don’t have to wear socks or slippers to keep your feet from getting too cold. Try it on smooth surfaces and textured surfaces, as well. Let your brain reconnect with your feet and “relearn” kinesthetic awareness (exactly where your body parts are) so it can make the adjustments and keep you balanced.

And if you ever find yourself on an elevator, bus, train, or subway, you can use that time to perform a simple balancing exercise. Standing on one of these unstable “platforms,” simply lift one foot slightly off the ground and try to keep your balance. To make it easy, you can very lightly help support yourself by holding on to something. To make it more difficult, try closing your eyes.

balance beam

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