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Q&A: Is Going Barefoot Better for You?

Q&A: Is Going Barefoot Better for You?

Have you jumped on the barefoot shoe trend yet? For those who have and for those who haven’t, there are some important things you need to know about the world of modern day shoes vs. going barefoot and both’s impact on our health.

From ancient civilizations to modern-day trends – the shoes we put on our feet are drastically different.

That’s why in this bonus episode of the Darin Olien show, I’ll peel back the layers, exploring the science behind barefoot shoes, their potential benefits, and their effect on our overall well-being. We’ll also dive into why foot health is more important than you think, the big issues with modern-day shoes, and the best solutions for going barefoot.

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Goel, S. (2024). The Shoes You Wear Everyday Are Destroying Your Feet — Read This To Restore Your Foot  Health. Retrieved from Medium.

Gray, A. (2017). A strong base: the importance of foot health. Retrieved from The Pharmaceutical Journal

Rodríguez-Sanz, D., Barbeito-Fernández, D., Losa-Iglesias, M. E., Saleta-Canosa, J. L., López-López, D., Tovaruela Carrión, N., & Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, R.. (2018). Foot health and quality of life among university students:  cross-sectional study. Sao Paulo Medical Journal, 136(2), 123–128. 

Stolt, M., Suhonen, R., Puukka, P., Viitanen, M., Voutilainen, P., & Leino-Kilpi, H. (2012). Foot health and self-care  activities of older people in home care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(21-22), 3082- 3095. 

Tweney, D. (2000). Your Shoes Are Killing Your Feet. Retrieved from Wired


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1 Comment
  • Ingrid Jean-Baptiste
    Posted at 18:55h, 08 May

    Hi Darin, I would love to follow that, but does this apply to everyone? I live in Manhattan. 😀
    Please give me some advice here for city people. Thank you.