National Go Barefoot Day 2018 is on Friday, June 1, 2018: poll do you like being barefoot?

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Friday, June 1, 2018 is National Go Barefoot Day 2018. Celebrate Every Day: Today is National Go Barefoot Day! Today is a good day to go

poll do you like being barefoot?

Yes it does feel comfy ! There should be a National ( Keep Your Shoes Off Day ! ) LOL !

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Is it safe to walk barefoot on a hard surface for 45 minutes as cardio?

Is it safe to walk barefoot on a hard surface for 45 minutes as cardio?

Running barefoot is very good for you! Just give your body time to adjust; if you're not a regular barefooter and you start out running 45 or 60 minutes barefoot on pavement, you'll end up with blisters. But switch slowly and running barefoot is very good! Feet do NOT need support even on hard surfaces.

Here's a piece from "Survey in China and India of Feet That Have Never Worn Shoes," The Journal of the National Association of Chiropodists, 49, 1949, pp. 26-30.

One hundred and eighteen of those interviewed were rickshaw coolies. Because these men spend very long hours each day on cobblestone or other hard roads pulling their passengers at a run it was of particular interest to survey them. If anything, their feet were more perfect than the others. All of them, however, gave a history of much pain and swelling of the foot and ankle during the first few days of work as a rickshaw puller. But after either a rest of two days or a week's more work on their feet, the pain and swelling passed away and never returned again. There is no occupation more strenuous for the feet than trotting a rickshaw on hard pavement for many hours each day yet these men do it without pain or pathology.

The source has the link to a few more excerpts from this article and other (also later) articles on footwear, and a page with several barefoot-running links. Apart from Abebe Bikila & Zola Budd there have been several recent runners in the US who are taking part in long-distance runs barefoot, link to a recent example also posted below.

Is it safe to walk barefoot on a hard surface for 45 minutes as cardio?

Is it safe to walk barefoot on a hard surface for 45 minutes as cardio?

Running barefoot is very good for you! Just give your body time to adjust; if you're not a regular barefooter and you start out running 45 or 60 minutes barefoot on pavement, you'll end up with blisters. But switch slowly and running barefoot is very good! Feet do NOT need support even on hard surfaces.

Here's a piece from "Survey in China and India of Feet That Have Never Worn Shoes," The Journal of the National Association of Chiropodists, 49, 1949, pp. 26-30.

One hundred and eighteen of those interviewed were rickshaw coolies. Because these men spend very long hours each day on cobblestone or other hard roads pulling their passengers at a run it was of particular interest to survey them. If anything, their feet were more perfect than the others. All of them, however, gave a history of much pain and swelling of the foot and ankle during the first few days of work as a rickshaw puller. But after either a rest of two days or a week's more work on their feet, the pain and swelling passed away and never returned again. There is no occupation more strenuous for the feet than trotting a rickshaw on hard pavement for many hours each day yet these men do it without pain or pathology.

The source has the link to a few more excerpts from this article and other (also later) articles on footwear, and a page with several barefoot-running links. Apart from Abebe Bikila & Zola Budd there have been several recent runners in the US who are taking part in long-distance runs barefoot, link to a recent example also posted below.

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