Why You Walk Wrong – Your Shoes!

Your feet are important for every move you make.Yes, that shoulder pain might be because of your shoes!
Here’s a great article in New York Magazine that may open your eyes and help you make better choices regarding your shoes.And a great short video that may surprise you about barefoot running — to avoid knee replacement surgery, the author Christopher McDougal started running barefoot — and hasn’t had any pains since.A few quotes from the above NYM article to peak your interest:

“She explains that, when we don’t use our feet properly, our muscles have to strain to compensate — not just in our feet but in our whole body.”

“North America has the most advanced shoes in the world, yet 90% of us still develop [foot] problems.”

“The researchers concluded that, prior to the invention of shoes, people had healthier feet.”

“Natural gait is bio-mechanically impossible for any shoe-wearing person,” wrote Dr. William Rossi in a 1999 article in Podiatry Management.”

“Brennan was an avid tennis player who suffered from chronic knee and ankle injuries… Brennan’s father encouraged Tim to try playing barefoot. Tim was skeptical at first, but tried it, and found that his injuries disappeared.”

“. . . 1991 issue of Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise. ‘Wearers of expensive running shoes that are promoted as having additional features that protect (e.g. more cushioning, ‘pronation correction’) areinjured significantly more frequently than runners wearing inexpensive shoe (costing less than $40).”

“They found, to their surprise, that the impact on the knees was 12 percent less when people walk barefoot than it was when people wore the padded shoes.”

“Wrapping your heels in padding so they don’t hurt is like stuffing a gag in someone’s mouth so they’ll stop screaming — you’re basically telling your heels to shut up.”

“ …is that when your foot can feel the ground, it sends messages to the rest of your body. ‘Your body tells itself, My foot just hit the ground, I’m about to start walking, let’s activate all these mechanisms to keep my joints safe. Your body’s natural neuromechanical-feedback mechanisms can work to protect the rest of your extremities.”

“In a 1997 study, researchers Steven Robbins and Edward Waked at McGill University in Montreal found that the more padding a running shoes has, the more force the runner hits the ground with . . . ‘Whereas humans wearing shoes underestimate plantar loads,’ the study concluded, ‘when barefoot they sense it precisely.’”

What is a Good Shoe

Turn the shoe upside down: Can you bend it between the heel and the ball of the foot? Can you twist it as well?

If so, your feet are much better off.

Generally, the less expensive the shoe, the better. The ‘smarter’ the shoe is, the ‘dumber’ the foot. That is, all the supports, padding, thickness, shape, and heel that are ‘supposed’ to be good for your feet actually work against the natural movement of your foot.

Did God made your feet broken?

What if He did it right to start with?

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