” Are we really losing our natural ability to stand on our own two feet, and maintain a healthy structure? Strong feet keep us firmly connected to the ground, and create a solid foundation for the entire skeletal system. But, thanks in part to our choice of footwear, we have effectively weakened our entire structure and, in particular, the musculature of the feet. Structural injuries and deviations are actually on the rise despite all the supported arches, flared soles and shock absorption being offered up by shoe manufacturers.
Podiatrists would substantiate that, in some cases, foot structure has been deformed by the long-term effects of wearing fashionable shoes. Additionally, we seem to be losing the ability to perform basic functions such as standing and balancing without the aid of a shoe. ”barefoot