Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shoe v. Nature?

4 million years of evolution.... down the drain with one simple invention?

Many experts now agree that shoes are actually harmful to our health.
How We're Wrecking our Foot with Every Step we Take
Shoebusters.com- Thesis
NPR: Feet Hurt? Stop Wearing Shoes

Alternatives are out there!


Vibram Five Fingers "Sprint"- Cost: $80.oo .

“Natural gait is biomechanically impossible for any shoe-wearing person,” wrote Dr. William A. Rossi in a 1999 article in Podiatry Management. “It took 4 million years to develop our unique human foot and our consequent distinctive form of gait, a remarkable feat of bioengineering. Yet, in only a few thousand years, and with one carelessly designed instrument, our shoes, we have warped the pure anatomical form of human gait, obstructing its engineering efficiency, afflicting it with strains and stresses and denying it its natural grace of form and ease of movement head to foot.” In other words: Feet good. Shoes bad." (Excerpt from "How we're wrecking our foot" article above.)

Terra Plana

"Dopie" Mens Sandal- Cost: $50.oo

Dundan Boots- Cost: $195.oo

I'd opt for an alternative pair of shoes- like those above, if I were you. Try barefoot any chance u get too!

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