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Back symptoms and disabilities

There is evidence that most back symptoms and disabilities seen in developed countries are accounted for by the wearing of shoes. This conclusion is based on a series of reports by Lawrence, Kellgren and others that compared number of complaints and degree of disability between an urban English cohort and one from rural Jamaica which was almost exclusively barefoot. Symptoms referable to the back and degree of disability was significantly greater in the shod group. It should be noted that many reports have suggested that barefoot groups also have a significantly lower incidence of advanced osteoarthritis of the hip compared to those from the shod society.

By: Dr. Steven Robbins MD.

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Added by Dan:

I blame the shoes I was wearing for over 61 years, for the back problems, and sciatic nerve trouble I got these days. I have no other reason to explain how, or why do I have these, when otherwise I am a healthy man. My walking barefeet now has helped reducing the pain, but will not fix it.

Dan

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Shoes manufacturers promises

There is no shoe – NONE what so ever, that can come close to bare feet, the shoe manufactures will promise you anything you want, but there is no way a shoe can give you the feel, the bare foot does.

If you walked barefoot on grass, and felt the grass tickle your foot, go between your toes, and massage your whole sole, try to walk with a flip flop (which is only a piece of rubber between your foot, and the grass) and tell me it felt the same – I don’t think so…. and I don’t think anyone would say that.

Nike shoe manufacturing came out with a new shoe, claiming this is as close as possible to bare feet. It is a low heel, and light weight shoe, called “the free trainer 1”

No matter how they call it, and what they say it is – it is a shoe, it is not barefoot, your toes are in a toe box and can not be free to flex, your sole can not feel the ground, and as a result your brain gets no information, if you sweat in these – the smelly feet will be back, and so on, and so on.

Shoe manufacturing is a scam, and will do anything to get your money – don’t let them.

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The return to childhood

Every kid have somewhere along his childhood, walked barefoot into a puddle after summer rain. We all did this, and it was fun standing with bare feet
in the puddle, feeling the cool water between the toes, and enjoying the refreshing cool water that were cooling you off on a hot humid day.

I have returned to those days – no I am not a kid again (I wish I was), but while in the park in the early morning, for my barefoot walk on grass, before I go to work, the parking lot had quite a few puddles from the rain that night, and I did not think twice, and walked into those cool refreshing water, with bare feet. I got lost in the wonderful feeling, and was almost late to work.

These were wonderful few minutes, going back to times where I could do this and no one will pay any attention (except my Mother), no one asked me where are my shoes, no one said it isn’t good for me, and my feet were happy feet.

This week end it will rain again in my town, and I will be in the park, looking for more of the same, returning again to the good old times.

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Barefoot on morning grass

I now have a new routine every morning, to start my bare feet exercise.
I leave home about 15 to 20 minutes earlier then normal, and drive to the park near by.
It is a small park, and the ground is very uneven, with ups and downs, tree roots above ground, and some rocks and tree stumps.

I go there, and just take a 15 minutes morning stroll barefoot, it wakes me up, the wet grass feels real good on my soles, and between my toes,
And it starts my day on a good note. Once done, I have a small towel in my car, and I dry my feet, so I do not put them wet, into the darn shoes & socks which I have to wear for work.

I intend to do this everyday (if possible), as I enjoy it very much, and it takes all the worries away, refreshes me, and a delightful way to start the day.

Hope others would try this, and enjoy it the same as I do.

Happy barefooting

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Barefoot education

I was talking to a colleague of mine at work, he is diabetic, and is injecting insulin every day. He was telling me that his feet hurt when wearing shoes and as soon as he takes the shoes off, and walks barefoot, the pain goes away. This guy knows me, and seen me in the supermarket barefoot, and he tried to tell me it’s illegal to walk barefoot in stores, and it’s against the health department regulations.

My answer to that was first to warn him, that with diabetics, he has to be very careful regarding walking barefoot, and it is not recommended that he does that other then at home. The second thing I told him was that it is NOT illegal to walk barefoot anywhere, also drive with bare feet, and the health department has no regulations regarding customers walking with bare feet – it’s a myth which store owners want you to believe because they are not educated, or have something against bare feet.

This is a person who, if it was not for his diabetics, would be walking barefoot and enjoy what we enjoy by doing so. It is a shame that he can not do so.

If you have a friend that is healthy, but his shoes hurt him, explain to him / her that there is no laws or regulations against walking barefoot, anywhere and everywhere.
He might just thank you for this, and decide to try it, to get rid of his foot pain.

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A strange sign

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Above is a sign which as I understand, is hanging on a door to a place where they play table pool.

The first four things they say NO to, I can understand – Fighting, spitting, drinking and gambling.

The last one I do not understand, what is the reason behind NO BARE FEET? No one will play the game with his feet,

or climb barefoot on the pool tables And there is mostly no food served in these places, so what is the reason for this last NO?

If you have any idea for this – please leave me a comment, I would share it with everyone.

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What do others think

What will others think if they see you walking barefoot on the streets?

The truth is that, regardless of whatever others may think, going barefoot is a personal choice – the same way wearing a pair of gloves or a hat are also personal choices. Going barefoot is something one does for his or her own comfort and health.

Statistically speaking, about 80% of people won’t even notice. Some others might be curious and perhaps might even try doing it too, once they see it is fine for someone else to do it. A percentage of misinformed people will think there is something wrong with it; however, they will keep it to themselves. Very few will make comments or ask questions.

Come to think about it, the average time length you are in “contact” with the any by-passer on the street is no more than 10 or 15 seconds. Do you ultimately care about what someone who sees you for only 15 seconds of your entire life might think?
You can go barefoot too!

Yes, anyone can. Amazingly enough, even after years of confinement, human feet can rapidly adapt to a newly recovered “freedom”. At first, it might feel a bit awkward or strange to walk barefoot on surfaces you’ve never tried before.

The key is to start slowly and not overdo it. A 10 or 15 minute walk around the block every day is the best way to get started. Soon, you will gain the confidence to expand your bare footing experience. You will also re-acquire a “taste” for it. The more time you spend barefooted, the less you will care for having your feet confined in shoes. Footwear will slowly become an accessory or protective gear (like gloves or a helmet, that you only wear in special circumstances), rather than a necessity.

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what is your origin

Do you know what is your origin? where did your ancestors come from?

Science say the length of our toes in relations to the other toes, will tell us our origin, but there is no proof to this.

Below there is a picture of the five possibilities, and where do they originate from. under that there is a picture of my toes for you to match to one of the diagrams. When you match my toes, you can pull your shoes & socks off, stand with your foot flat on the ground, and match yours to one of the diagrams.

You can comment on your thoughts, as to where am I from.

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closeup on street

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Reactions to my bare feet

In the two years I have been walking barefoot, I have had all sorts of reaction by people passing by on the street, or in stores.

The best reaction I got was at a store near where I live. I was standing in line to pay, I was wearing a T-shirt, shorts and I was barefoot. A young lady came and stood next to me, looked me over, and in a loud voice, so everyone can hear told me “You have a very nice feet for a man, is that why you go barefoot”? I answered her “No, I walk bare footed because it is healthy, and I like being barefoot, it feels real good”. Everyone on line was now listening, and looking at my bare feet, she just answered “Good for you”, as it was my turn to pay, and I finished, and walked out. I was just ready to get in my car, after putting my purchases in the back seat, when this same lady came out, and from about ten feet away, said again in her loud voice “You really have beautiful feet, I wish I had the guts to walk with bare feet outside, and in stores”, I just said thank you madam, got in my car, and drove away.

This was the best reaction I ever got in regards to my bare feet, mostly its just looks, whispers, and “Hey, you forgot your shoes”, which I answer “Thanks for letting me know, and You forgot your gloves”. This answer throws them off normally, and they walk away.

I am not going to tell you it is easy walking barefoot in public, but you get used to it, and either ignore them, or answer politely. Any time I get asked for the reason why I am barefoot, I do stop to answer and explain, in the hopes that I would turn one more person, to try walking with bare feet. I will never know if I succeeded in my attempts.

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About our gait

Gait is the single most complex motor function of the human body. So complex, in fact, that it is the only motor function for which a definition of standard or “normal” does not exist. It involves half of the body’s 650 muscles and 200 bones, along with a large share of the joints and ligaments. And despite all the serious gait studies that have been done since Hippocrates to the present, all the mysteries at human gait have yet to be revealed.

In shoe-wearing societies a visibly faulty gait can often be corrected and made normal, but it can never be made natural as long as conventional shoes are worn. It is biomechanically impossible because of the forced alterations from the natural in foot stance, postural alignment, body balance, equilibrium, body mechanics and weight distribution caused by shoes.

In short – your shoes are destroying your gait, your feet, your back…. and more.

baby shoes

But kids have shoes put on, as soon as they stand up

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