Barefoot in the metro and the restaurant: people refuse to wear shoes

It is not surprising to see that many people like beautiful shoes because they often allow you to approach perfection and give an idea of ​​your tastes and your social position. In addition, some women use elegant shoes to look more feminine and more attractive.

Interestingly, you can now see more and more people walking barefoot, even in public places. You can notice them in transport, restaurants, museums and cinemas. No, they have no problem with their shoes, they just refuse to wear them.

Le barefooting is a new movement, even a new philosophy. In fact, it is a conscious decision to walk barefoot in daily life or during sports activities to improve the health of our legs, our immune system or simply our mood. Okay, it's nice to walk without shoes on the warm sand of the coast or on the fresh grass but what about the asphalt or the subway?

It would be fair to say that people have been without shoes for centuries. In addition, many sports (some types of wrestling, gymnastics, etc.) involve being barefoot. Many believe that shoes limit mobility and flexibility, resulting in flat feet, tubercle formation and Morton's neuromas. But not everyone walks barefoot for these reasons.

here are some notice Internet users:

@Richard A. Johnson:

Walking barefoot, contrary to what one might think, is not as dangerous as it seems. People who walk barefoot, aka "baredooters" [sic], learn quickly to check the ground, they actually walk much more aware than those who wear shoes.

@Petra Eva:

I go barefoot because it allows me to be one with our mother Nature, absorbing her bio energy, otherwise blocked by shoes.

@Wei Shen:

Sometimes it's laziness. You can not find your shoes, it's summer, you do not want socks, so you go barefoot.

@Daniel Rolfe:

I grew up in a rich country, in a family belonging to the middle class. I had a lot of shoes. My mother thought it was a healthy practice and since all the other children did it too, it was normal. I spent summers in a caravan park on the beach and I hardly ever wore shoes.

@ Paul Anthony:

Shoes weaken, hurt and deform our feet; good feet are the foundation of good posture, gait and healthy biomechanics.

Each "barefooter" has his own reasons for refusing to wear shoes. This is quite normal in a number of countries such as Australia or New Zealand where you can meet many young people without shoes during the hot season, which is not surprising. In Britain, it's not common in big cities, but the suburbs are full of barefoot children and adolescents from well-to-do families. In South Africa, we often see that the white population does not wear shoes in public. However, be aware that in some states, it is forbidden to walk barefoot in a public place.

Walking without shoes (but especially on soft surfaces) is useful because it contributes to:

  • a better approach and training of the posture;

  • correct the anatomical development of the feet and legs;

  • stabilize the muscular system;

  • to be one with nature;

  • more comfort.

But we must not forget the serious risks of such a decision:

  • high probability of injury (bruises, cracks and wounds), as well as infections caused by bacterial or fungal diseases;

  • the effects of temperature on the feet;

  • discomfort with increased sensitivity.

Of course, it's up to you to choose which shoes to wear and where and how to wear them. But do you think it is useful to walk barefoot in the streets, on the subway or in other public places? Share your opinion in the comments.


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