In The Event You Walk Barefoot


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Why You Shouldn’t Walk Barefoot Around The House

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Barefoot walking

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Why I Almost Never Wear Shoes The Many Benefits of Walking Barefoot

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Walking barefoot might be something you only do at home. But for many, walking and exercising barefoot is a practice they do daily. When a toddler is. Walking barefoot has been linked with improved sleep, reduced PMS symptoms, decreased stress, eased muscle and joint pain and increased energy, according to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.

However, it’s not always the best choice. Here, a look at the pros and cons of going barefoot. It could be walking around without shoes on, since there’s no arch support when you’re barefoot. “Walking barefoot allows your feet to flatten as your.

Walking barefoot at home is especially not ideal if you are older. Podiatrist Nelya Lobkva tells Yahoo Lifestyle that after women hit the age of 50, “they lose the fat pad in the ball of the foot, diminishing the cushioning.” That change hurts one’s. He warns, “ Walking barefoot will increase laxity and weakness of the plantar fascia [the ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot], which may result in pain and discomfort not.

If you walk barefoot, your feet will be SORT OF safe. You won’t get ‘cut up’ or whatever you’re worried about, because you’ll develop a natural armoring on your feet. HOWEVER, it’s different in winter. Walking barefoot on the beach is something people dream of while sitting behind their desks at work.

And if we get the chance to actually do it, most of us would do it in a heartbeat. However, you should always be aware of your surroundings and make sure it’s safe for you to walk barefoot (i.e. the terrain isn’t sharp or has the potential to injure your feet). If you’re wondering whether walking barefoot is the right move for you, it’s always best to consult your primary doctor before hitting the grass. The idea was probably very tempting not to resist.

Walking barefoot can impact your foot health, so here are five reasons why you should not walk barefoot. Shoes protect your feet from hookworm. Hookworms can be found in pets and can be easily be transmitted to you. Walking barefoot anywhere is healthy.

Walking barefoot allows you feet to move as they were meant to, and other arts of your body move with them in the way they were intended. This strengthens not only your feet, especially your arch, but your ankles, calves, thighs, hips and back.

List of related literature:

Never, ever walk barefoot!

“Essential Clinical Procedures E-Book” by Richard W. Dehn, David P. Asprey
from Essential Clinical Procedures E-Book
by Richard W. Dehn, David P. Asprey
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

One should not walk barefoot but use appropriate footwear.

“Oswaal Maharashtra HSC Solved Papers Class 12 Biology Chapterwise & Topicwise (For March 2020 Exam)” by Oswaal Editorial Board
from Oswaal Maharashtra HSC Solved Papers Class 12 Biology Chapterwise & Topicwise (For March 2020 Exam)
by Oswaal Editorial Board
Oswaal Books, 2019

• Be sure shoes are long enough and wide enough to prevent creating sores or blisters.

“Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume” by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume
by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

• Do not walk barefoot, even in your home.

“Acute and Chronic Wounds E-Book” by Ruth Bryant, Denise Nix
from Acute and Chronic Wounds E-Book
by Ruth Bryant, Denise Nix
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Practically, my general advice often includes advice about walking barefoot while inside and using shoes only when venturing outside for foot protection.

“Neale's Disorders of the Foot and Ankle E-Book” by J. Gordon Burrow, Keith Rome, Nat Padhiar
from Neale’s Disorders of the Foot and Ankle E-Book
by J. Gordon Burrow, Keith Rome, Nat Padhiar
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

❑ Never walk barefoot—YES, to protect the feet.

“Medical-Surgical Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review” by Karen K. Gittings, DNP, RN, CNE, Alumnus CCRN, Rhonda M. Brogdon, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF
from Medical-Surgical Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review
by Karen K. Gittings, DNP, RN, CNE, Alumnus CCRN, Rhonda M. Brogdon, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, et. al.
Springer Publishing Company, 2013

Walking bare foot outside should be avoided.

“Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines” by Duodecim Medical Publications, Ilkka Kunnamo
from Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines
by Duodecim Medical Publications, Ilkka Kunnamo
Wiley, 2005

I recommend that you not walk around barefoot, but wear slippers, even at home.

“Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior” by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, Christopher Butler
from Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior
by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, Christopher Butler
Guilford Publications, 2008

Go barefoot wherever it is safe and practical to do so.

“Beauty Therapy: The Foundations: the Official Guide to NVQ/SVQ Level 2” by Lorraine Nordmann
from Beauty Therapy: The Foundations: the Official Guide to NVQ/SVQ Level 2
by Lorraine Nordmann
Thomson Learning, 2007

Walking barefoot is a risk factor.

“Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review” by Amit K. Ghosh
from Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review
by Amit K. Ghosh
OUP USA, 2010

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  • Walking on hot and sharp rocks is not something I would ever want to do but I do like going barefoot so I think that shoes are of course ness early when near my nearby lake.

  • What if all the area of grass is covered with ants and I have zero access to sand. I would like to try walking barefoot more but I don’t have a lot of options where

  • Going barefoot is so healthy for your body & health! If you just go barefoot then your feet will support your body naturally…I was a cheerleader & thats why we go barefoot in cheerleading

  • i would totally go barefoot but i live in the prairies where the summers are hot and the winters are cold. and there is also alot of cactus here… not fun

  • I have a few words for yall.
    1. HPV sucks. (fungus)
    2. Hookworm sucks more. (Parasite)
    3. Merca sucks most. (No cure)
    4. Flesh eating bacteria (U Died)

    The first 3 are every where even in your front yard. HPV is a pain in the ass to get rid of, i’ve had it a few times cause i like to walk barefoot. Months and months of pain.
    Hookworm mainly infects animals, but it certainly can bore through human feet to. Everywhere a dog has shit is a minefield.
    Merca. Merca is also fucking everywhere. If you have the tiniest scabby wound of any sort, the smallest cut you dont even notice. BOOM Merca. Now you have no toes. Now your foot has been cut off. Now its in your bone marrow and your lose an arm. It gets stuck in your nose for life. Every cut for the rest of your life is a hazard.
    I know 3 people with merca.

    The flesh eating disease is a lottery disease but still.

    Point is, wear your fucking shoes. They’re not preventing Gaias energy from being one with you. There preventing fungus boring into your soles, and glass from slashing open your foot, and Merca from getting in said slashes. Hell im wearing water shoes now to the beach cause im fucking over slicing my feet on oysters and ending the one beach day i get a month early.

    Ive walked barefoot all my life, through forrests and up mountains.
    I’m making a change in my life to wear shoes wherever i can. My feet are smooth and soft now for the first time in my life. My back pain has gone away and my lady rubs my feet now.

    Shoes are prolly the greatest invention of man. An invention created thousands of years ago and still in use by all of human civilization today, having no downside to using them, lasting quite long with constant non-stop use, and only getting better every day.

    I got a pair of bois, by sketchers called go walks. They got YOGA MATS IN THE SHOE! Ive gone through 3 pair now, and i can still take the yoga mats out and reuse them. My current pair of Chucks has 2 pair of yoga mats inside. And my steel toe work boots has another.

    My dudes. What would your rather walk on. Bird shit? Or YoGa MaTs?

  • the only time I wear actual shoes in when i do anything with construction. other than that i wear minimalist shoes. I actual got plantar fasciitis when my job forced me to wear “regular” shoes. i did not stay at that job for very long.

  • How does one walk quickly with the knee bent at full extension and forefoot and heel striking nearly simultaneously? I’ve switched to zero drop minimalist shoes (barefoot runners) to limit my natural outward ankle roll in part caused by my otc orthotics. I am currently awaiting the delivery of custom orthotics, hoping that they help with my everyday foot pain. I’m a 66 year old, 205 lb. person who works standing up at least 90% of every 8 hour day at a work station. Walking all day, for me, an avid long distance hiker, is far less painful than a day at work. Why would that be?

  • I’ve been going barefoot for years people think I’m crazy but I’m with you man. I have been forced to put shoes on recently because I moved to Fort Worth tx. And it’s just a big concrete jungle here no nature. Then the heat just keeps the concrete boiling hot you just can’t walk barefoot. But as soon as I move back to Arkansas the shoes will be coming off

  • Hi Rob,
    This is so inspiring! Also, even if I am mostly inside while barefoot, is it still beneficial? Or if I wear socks inside? I have heard that grounding is very good for you, but grounding would be outside, not inside.

  • I tried everything for past one year.
    Finally i started walking bare foot for 1 hr daily and my planter fascities cured day 1 itself.

  • My feet are in pain 1 hour in of active walking.( burning, heel pain, arch pain, behind the knee pain) Ex working at home depot. Im young(25) and i feel like I should feel this way. I’m hoping this helps. I’ll look into more of your videos thank you

  • I would love to do this but 1 California has burning hot concrete in the summer time so you literally cook your feet lol and 2 I also have a huge sensory issue where if my feet have ripped-up/uneven/super dry skin, it literally keeps me from sleeping because of it sticking to fabrics and such

  • Forefoot walker right here. I’m also quite tall and always leaning a bit towards the front even when standing still. I’ve tried to consciously correct it but I always revert to it as my usual posture. Uff…

  • We didn’t have glass, metal or disease ridden needles which can cut you open hundred of thousand of years ago. Yes, barefoot would be nice and connecting to the electrons in the earth sounds amazing, but it’s not safe in our modern lifestyles, unless you live in a previously uninhabited area…

  • I walk barefoot in my house. No way I would walk around barefoot outside and then track all that into my house. Also not going to wash my feet every single time I come home from being out. Shoes are a barrier between you and all the bacteria and germs that accumulate on the ground, especially in cities where humans tend to concentrate in.

  • Hi guys, Also, people have a tendency to not flex at the hips when they walk, which promotes that straight legged gait. So lifting the leg at the hips with each step (exaggerating this as if marching can help develop this more proper gait) puts the foot in a better position when it hits the ground. ��

  • In India Temple and holy places will only allow u to enter barefoot..but it’s nice to walk bare foot around temple… And in mountain temples like shabari mala, u need to hike the entire mountains bare foot which is also nice

  • I disagree. I’m not wearing shoes 24/7. Please I just don’t see the people who are saying this doing what they are talking about. Everyone is different.

  • If you talk about studies that are “out there”, then you should definitely link them below the video.
    Also, worrying about visible feces isn’t that simple seeing that you can’t notice the broken down poop on the floor. However practicing minimal higiene before entering your home where your kids live should be easy enough.

    I also love being barefoot and no longer bother with thorns anymore…love it.

  • Hey Rob, I have a question about pollution. I live in a big city and I’m concerned about what my feet may be absorbing if I’m walking barefoot on the sidewalk or street. I don’t want stuff like gasoline, motor oil, brake fluid, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, etc. getting in my body more than they already are. Do you have any thoughts about this? @RobGreenfield

  • I would love to do purely barefoot more, I’ve found vibram five fingers is a nice in between obviously you don’t get the earthing and sensation but at least you’re using your foot

  • Bob & Brad why am i getting this a 3:06 am my time….Normal time when i get this is 9pm….did we push the wrong set up time? Heehee

  • How do you keep your feet clean? In summer I basically walk barefoot all the time, and I wash my feet sometimes a couple times a day, but after a week of walking barefoot my heels are almost impossible to clean, even though I’m using a rough brush to do it.
    Ps. I’m pretty used to walking barefoot to the point that when I put on shoes my feet get tired quickly and hurt.

  • make sure you are activating or pushing from you’re butcheeks and not ur quads, so when you are walking place you’re hand on ur quads if they are tight while walking this is not good. you’re butcheeks should do 70% of the work. you will never get rid of tight quads/hamstirng/calves when you are not using ur butcheeks while walking. Bad english.

  • Good mornig,with the time is posible walk in asfalt?,(hard superficie)
    How many time is necesary to start in hard superficie?

  • Honestly as someone who has been walking barefoot all my life even in the mojave I gotta say 5/10 it’s not anything special its just walking without shoes

  • It’s because in the US, Canada and Australia people are obese!!
    Get rid off the pounds/kilos
    Eat one third of what you were eating before and eat your main meal early not late, for example dinner no later than 5PM!
    Cut back on carbs and go for protein rich meat such as skinless chicken breasts and tuna!!
    Lots of fruit and vegetables, stir fry s lots of water!
    Sore heels pinched nerves blood pressure, dizzy spells, dehydration tiredness fatigue,vision diabetes are all symptoms of obesity and overweight!!
    Look good feel good walk 12000 steps per day and pump some iron.
    Cut right back on calories!
    Nearly all the above mentioned problems will go away I guarantee it!!

  • I’m barefoot most of the time, and I agree with a lot of points except the blatantly false premise that shoes have been around for 100 or 200 years. Shoes have been around for thousands and thousands of years, even Ötzi the Iceman had a pair. I think the problem seems more with fast fashion, which is a very modern industry. A handmade pair of good leather shoes can last decades upon decades. And without shoes and footwear, humans would not have made the pushed beyond the limits like you stated, and that’s not a bad thing at all. We would not have achieved much as a species if we didn’t push beyond those limits. I do though, understand that you have shoes for some occasions, but I think that shoes are much more beneficial than how they come across here, not to mention when it comes to social advantages and etiquette.

  • Bare feet are cool. Baby thistles are uncool.
    Walk on the front pads when on hard surfaces to prevent plantar fasciitis. Also, keep your feet moisturized to prevent cracking of the callous. Cracked callouses can be ripped. It hurts like heck and feels weird while healing.

  • I wouldn’t walk barefoot in NYC. You bugging. You might step on a heroin needle. ������ i walk barefoot when I go to the forest or the beach though. This is very beneficial to the body.

  • I discarded shoes 2 years ago inside and out. My feet AND back have never felt better.
    Shoes can cause all the conditions this video claims going barefoot inside does….
    Shoes are a multi billion dollar industry!!!

  • BUT WHAT ABOUT Mud shoes.
    Take som mud, take some feet (or shoes),
    Get em muddy, find a nice sunny spot to sit and dry
    Maybe go for another coating or two

    Mud shoes

  • Thanks for this video which validates the ancient Indians’ view of life esp South Indians and the Malays. But now its reverse becoz we are made to feel like uncivilised and unsophisticated if we dont wear shoes. Best wishes.

  • have tools for removing deep thorns as soon as possible. Use a healing salve like bag balm. Notice when your feet need rest days. Learn about the uses of digigrade and plantigrade walking. Massage. Wear shoes when you are in a dark unfamiliar area or somewhere the elements are massively too harsh. Try to break the rules. Your feet make you strong.

  • I’m from northern Wisconsin! Ashland. I grew up barefoot and even would go out in winter without shoes for 5 minutes at a time. We would keep some stuff outside instead of the refrigerator so we would run out and enjoy a little bit of a chill.

    Edit: Omg, you’re from Ashland too! I’m class of 2006.

  • You mean people wear shoes everywhere? I’m south Indian, I do everything from farming to welding barefoot! Only now realized it’s kind of a ‘lifestyle’:)
    I do own shoes, those are strictly for ‘special occasions’ and client meetings or if I’m going to a filthy place where I KNOW I’d probably pick up some kind of an infection barefoot.
    Oh, never used toilet paper either!
    Edit: Yes, there are places where they wont allow people without shoes. Savages.

  • You forgot to mention that you’ll no longer have stinky feet. Our feet end up stinky because they sweat in socks and shoes without proper ventilation. Obviously you don’t have that problem going barefoot.

  • Not to be mean, but these instructions arent that good. Do Not use shoes that has arch support.. And that one who is modeling doesn’t walk properly either..

  • When I have to wear shoes: ah, there’s my first pair of 20$ shoes, covered in spider webs though. Might have a nest in it as well. Oooh the other pair… the insides still pulled out from the last time I wore them without socks.:/

  • Walking barefoot can help ameliorate the constant assault of electromagnetic fields and other types of radiation from cell phones, computers, and Wi-Fi. Grounding facilitates the formation of structured water in your body.

  • Barefoot Commune is for people who love going barefoot. Want to join the Barefoot Commune? Send us your barefoot and you could be featured! Join us!

  • I generally do this and enjoy it, but also immediately regret it when I get invisible stuff like fiberglass in the webbing of my toes

  • You also build up a tolerance to walking over things like pine needles and small rocks. At first, your feet will flinch as you walk on them, but after a while you get used to them.

  • Bare footing it in NYC and in cold climates, in rough terrain, or even in Florida with all the biting bugs and other issues, can be nearly IMPOSSIBLE. As much as I understand the health benefits, I think the dangers may far outweigh the benefits.

  • I already go barefoot inside and outside. I’ve done it in public as well. I walk around in church barefoot as well. Not much hurts them. I’ve stepped on thorns without breaking by skin.

  • I always walk outside with no shoes ever since I was a little kid running in the back yard and even the snow I regret the snow part ������I’m 15 now and I still run outside barefooted

  • I started to walk barefoot at 3 years old (in 1962, in a village of my country Romania). And I have this “hobby” even now. So, life is better (healthier and happier) barefoot than in shoes!

  • I use to always run around barefoot when I was a kid in Florida. I kept getting splinters tho from thorns:[

    I ended up switching to flipflops.

  • my thoughts from a very earley age, do my big toes have to be restrickted, it can not be right, its damageing and boring, and i am still, thinking this question today, as i never got any answers.

  • This is shit
    Why! because when I do more bare foot walking my knees feel better and feet hurt less my toes spread helping balance and hip strengthen.

    I feel like a teenager again stumbling around stoned when wearing shoes and work boots

  • I have back problems. Im going to try this. I always let my 2 year old walk around bare foot. I used to wear sandels everywhere and just recently I went to the beach, i couldn’t even walk on the ground without shoes.

  • We here in the Nordic countries all take our shoes off but we wear slippers or socks.The thought of people coming into my home with shoes on makes me cringe…..

  • Okkkk, just constantly wear shoes and get trench foot. Barefoot actually has benefits, this is all lies. If you really want me to explain then i will lol.

  • Only do it in your own home, like in your living room,dining room,and TV room,never in your garage,undone basement, and in somebody else’s home.

  • barefoot hunter-gatherer from africa naturally walk with the front part of the foot, you’ll destroy your heel by landing with it without shoes.

  • Naaaaa. Me and my whole family walk barefoot everywhere. In the house, outside in the grass, and around are street. Much more comfortable.

  • as a fulltime barefooter of 4 years, i cannot watch this ridicules video to the end!
    this guy is clearly a shill that otherwise wants you to actually damage your feet by wearing shoes so that podiatry clinics dont start going out of business…staying barefoot any/everywhere is best for health I PROMISE!

  • I’m fine being barefoot but this is something that I just can’t do outside. I hate the feeling of my feet being dirty. Don’t know what it is, don’t mind digging in the earth and planting things getting my hands muddy but not feet. I like my feet clean. Interesting how we’re all different.

  • HEy, I think you have a good point in the beggining but you got into some points, like the arch support, that if true there must be some study showing it. Do you have any sources to back the claim of arch support?

  • Podiatrists only see people with foot problems, and never see the millions of people who go barefoot at home but never have any foot problems, so they have a biased view of the true situation.

  • What bullshit is this doku? How more artificial life should be? All day shoes and at home too.. because of injuries? Bad joke.. So better go to bed with socks on and stay there all life!

  • I have been going barefoot since I was a little kid and my feet are very healthy. I never wear shoes unless I have too and then they are birkenstocks. I ask people to please take off their shoes when they come in my house ������

  • Watch a 10 minute video about walking barefoot 5 minutes? I recommend longer barefoot walks, and concentrating on what you feel under your feet as you walk on different surfaces.

  • Dude what? Humans adapt, rocks are solid, so are trees. My feet have improved greatly since I ditched footwear all together. Foot strengthening is vital and cushioning anything makes it more risky to get injuries. Keep your feet clean when you go home with wipes. This looks like a cheap way to push products.

  • We have soft carpet in our house. But that is what we do in Europe. And I walk barefoot as much as possible. Even outdoors on pavement, snow, gravel. My feet are fine.

  • Feets are weak because of cushions and heels. Go barefoot as much as possible, and you develop more strength. Use barefoot shoes when you need shoes ����

  • I don’t like to wear shoes. In my home I’m barefoot always, and outdoor… never in shoes in nature. I’m a barefoot hiker since at 3 years old (in 1962). In bare feet life is much better (healthier, happier and more comfortable) than in these torture instruments called “shoes”.
    “Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolise a way of living being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It’s the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp rocks in the darkness. It’s a way of living that has the lightest impact, removing the barrier between us and nature” — Adele Coombs, “Barefoot Dreaming”.

  • This is not true. I am a 17 year old Florida girl and I am always barefoot unless I am someplace that requires flip flops. I also always drive my car barefoot. My feet are fine and it is comfortable being barefoot.

  • Amazing. I’ve been having right knee pain, and was having issues getting an appt. with a Dr. at this time. They recommended the E. R. No thanks. So I read your page, and thank God I did. Veuala. No more pain. Thanks for sharing.

  • I think they only mean being barefoot when outside on grass. There are legos inside so maybe not necessarily walk barefoot inside.

  • Walk like the Native Americas did, also they claim Abe Lincoln did too for which he caught much blame from his Narcissistic wife.

  • I’m guilty of walking around barefoot and wear socks in the winter months but I didn’t really think it’s a big deal lol I know I definitely can’t wear shoes when I’m home

  • I dont think we spend so long on our feet inside the house that we’d develop misalignment. I agree the elderly should wear shoes with grip and orthopeadics at all times.

  • I can’t stand it wearing something on my feet’s,it is naturally a not done to walk outside with bare feet’s,but for me,it gives me a free feeling,the whole day

  • well uuh, there are stuff called “socks” and “soft carpets” you know?
    edit: there are “slippers” too. (that probably doesnt mean barefoot but y know they exist)

  • You should really do proper research before making videos. The claims of the “experts” are so wrong that even a person without a medical degree can see the confirmation bias.

  • Could you do a video on sprained ankle rehabilitation?
    I sprained my ankle in 2015. When i crouch down, it still hurts. Is it scar tissue?

  • Its hard to start walking correctly again trust me and it lowers your confidence. You need 2 to 3 hours of practice to get the perfect walk

  • I love going barefoot, I actually only wear my shoes when I absolutely have to, but I’m rarely ever in a situation where I absolutely without a doubt need them, and I kinda have grow a bit of a reputation for being a barefoot person, but I think part of the issue with going barefoot is our societies general view of barefeet. People for one think that bare feet are unsanitary, which I find absolutely hilarious because we touch everything with our bare hands every single day and nobody ever worries about that. If you look at it scientifically our feet are designed to be bare. But at the same time It’s super hard to walk or go out barefoot in public without getting backlash or being looked down upon, shunned, etc. even though it literally shouldn’t matter one way or the other to anybody else but you. Part of why I like being barefoot is because I enjoy feeling the surface of the ground I am walking on. I don’t know if that sounds weird, I just mean I like feeling the different textures between the grass, and pavement, and sand, and dirt, wood floors, etc. You totally loose that sensation in shoes.

  • Hey mate, great video, I have a quick question if you don’t mind. I have a survival channel and I plan on starting to go barefoot in the jungles of Indonesia. Do you have any tips on how I would build up to that? Thanks man ��

  • I walk barefoot in my house and garden every summer and have done for years.
    Don’t do it anywhere but in your house,garden or yard or the beach, not the park or street unless you like getting MRSA or something from doggie do.
    My floor boards are not modern pine ones so I can go barefoot on them because they are oak spring on joists and as for my bathroom floor that’s lino covered and I clean it, so another thing is if you’re in a old house like mine don’t lay modern plank boards on your lovely spring wooden floor or rip it up for hard tiling,etc then you can go barefoot in comfort.
    By the way it can’t cure arthritis but it is easier for me to walk with my problems in my own house.
    Also I think dance classes like I had when I was a child can help you much more with your balance than just going barefoot.☺️

  • Start by getting yourself some good moccasins:) all made of leather has done it for me. Having walked in moccasins i hate wearing normal shoes now.

  • I’m in my middle to later 50s and I’ve almost lost jobs because I couldn’t keep my shoes on. The neighbor has an illness and called the police on me for not wearing shoes. In court she got a no contact order because of me not wearing shoes or at least it was a very big part of it. I’m still Blown Away! She lives up above me on a balcony. I’ve never hurt her I’ve only asked her if she could smoke someplace else because it’s filling our house and I said it very nicely but apparently she has some other issues

  • This gotta be a joke. I live in Africa, i walked barefoot most of the time. only use shoes at work or to shops> i use it sometimes when i walk in bush as you dont wanna step in shit walking barefoot

  • I’ve started barefoot hiking on rocky dirt trails. The walks are a bit painful but are getting easier. I shoot for every other day and slowly increase the duration, 5-10% a week. I’ve only been on about 6 hikes over the course of 2 weeks but what a difference! My feet are coming alive again and strengthening. I also use minimalist shoes and “correct toes”.

  • Hello. please if u have time help me. my problem is that when i am in lying position on my back i bend my knees and when i extend my hips pop and knees click, but when i internaly rotate legs and then extend hips dont pop and knees are silent.hips pop when kick too.also my knees click whenever i go into squat besides i can squat pretty deep. itried ur glute activation,hip internal rotation improve exercises,stretching lateral hip muscles like my flaxability is good.and sometimes i feel hip pop on my glute medius on right leg. I am 17 years old
    .Thanks for your time.

  • I was raised to always wear shoes proper ones for your feet because of injuries most important bacteria so IL skip this one out proven fact lol come again

  • Id like to point out that there are very few surfaces as hard as pavement in the wild, you can draw your own conclusions, Im pretty careful about being gentle with my steps on concrete

  • If soft surfaces are not available in your immediate area, would you recommend something like vibrams or other minimalist/ergonomic shoes?

    Edit: just found your minimalist shoe recommendation video! Hah thanks for the great info

  • I live in an upstairs apartment and am up all night, so I walk very small steps and on my forefoot mostly now out of habit. But it’s helped my arches

  • Maybe in the distant future, where roads are made of diamonds and ceramic gold and self-cleansed every 4.4 minutes exactly. Where pigeon poop is disintegrated and insects do not stray on to them because they have little little little tunnels pre-made for there convenience. When my bones and feet can be realigned in a spine machine for free any day of the week and locum doctor or robot clone can come out to message them and evaluate them. Maybe maybe then,,,, but no promises.��������������

  • This video should be called Learn to Walk Correctly Barefoot or Your Plantar Fasciitis May Not Heal. Heavily padded running shoes are the worst things for your feet, regardless of what they may advertise in this video.

  • Sit up straight in a chair! Now lean forward when you walk. I found that leaning forward helps me to shift more weight to the front and away from the heel.


  • How do you stop overstriding when barefoot? I get a lot of pain because I overstride and I’m landing forefoot like you supposed to, so I’m just insanely confused.

  • I never realized how naturally I barefoot lol my dad n me have even fought over me walking barefoot and now I compromise with socks sometiems. I was scared about my feet not being calloused enough but I just remembered me stepping on a sharp peice of glass and I thought it was a splinter and kept stepping on it till it started worrying me lmao some of my feet is still senstive tho

  • I had plantar fasciitis for 7 months. I’m not a teenager yet. This is due to a MASSIVE growth spurt, and I’m still small ��. It was awful. So absolutely terrible and it was hard to pay attention in class..

  • I heard that if you were born prematurely you may have problems with tighter tendons and thus be more inclined to walk on your toes.

  • If we were meant to wear shoes around everywhere we would have come out of our mothers nether region with a pair of kicks on our land slappers…

  • I’ve walked barefoot in houses my entire life and my feet are great. They do hurt a little bit after cleaning the house all day but I feel like the same happens if you walk a lot in shoes.

  • I would love to walk around barefoot all over the place, however, what happens if I get a fungus or something? Any helpers? This is the only concern I have for this topic so I’m genuinely looking for answers! Thank you!

  • Agree with everything they said except wearing running shoes with arch support. These are coffins for your feet. Wear bear foot/minimalist shoes like Vivos or Vibrams, these will aid your foot regaining its true strength and development.

  • I’d like to, but the chavs often leave broken glass around, and even if i stick to the countryside, here in southwest england, it’s probably 60% stinging nettles lol

  • Its been a day since I started walking in a slight marching motion, and I noticed right away how much the pain in my hips, back, and knees feel a little bit better.

    Thank you so much Doctor’s!

  • Forefoot walker here, no idea why I do it. Has the side effect of making me extremely quiet while walking and periodically straining my fascia. Had a personal trainer prescribe farmers carries up stairs, which I need to resume…

  • It’s gonna be hard to retrain myself to walk I walk fast and big strides I think I’m walking pretty flat but I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot it hurts I walk in surfaces 4 to 5 hours 5 days a week including stairs

  • I really appreciate the videos you guys post. I find the resources you post are way more helpful then some of the physiotherapists I have seen.

  • Dear Bob and Brad. You may not believe this, but about 2 weeks ago I started walking exactly the way you described. What an intuition! I’m 87 and I can now easily 2 miles. Thank for the video.

  • Benefits of walking barefoot on the earth
    Research has shown barefoot contact with the earth can produce nearly instant changes in a variety of physiological measures, helping improve sleep, reduce pain, decrease muscle tension and lower stres

  • I began having this problem from riding a exercise bicycle too much Do you have any recommendations on the proper way to keep from having reassurances of this condition?

  • I hate shoes. I am barefoot at home at work I Won’t germs and after getting to many things stuck to the botttom of my feet (tacs, thorns) and hot tar. I stopped walking barefoot outside

  • Great video, but running shoes have too large of a cushion in the heel to allow you to toe strike at all. They also stabilize your foot so much that muscles to your ankle and foot atrophy

  • Me: Hmm…I should probably teach myself to walk properly again after these ankle and shin splint issues.
    Bob and Brad 12 hours later:

  • Chi walking is similar to the way children walk and is best… And I suggest 30 to 40 percent or less heel strike is better at preventing low back pain. Shoes weaken the ankles, knees and hips and cause low back pain. Spend several hours a day walking in barefoot style shoes or socks if you can’t go full barefoot and stretch daily for full range of motion.

  • Can you do a video on the daughter is 7 yrs old and has been walking on her toes ever since she started walking.I started getting her treatment for this when I realized at 4yrs old she really was not walking normally. They diagnosed her with idiopathic toe walking.They started her with casting her legs for a month then o shoe insert that she wears during the day and a night splint for her to sleep in.They did two rounds of castings pt after.There was little improvement after that but she is currently still walking on her toes at 7yrs old.She just started pt again.Btw there are quite a few kids walking on there toes that are not babies.Thanks in advance for your response.

  • What helped me, mentally, to walk more evenly on my feet, was to imagine that I was walking up a level flight of stairs, if that makes sense, haha. Helps a lot in getting the glutes engaged too.

  • As an autistic person, I already have sensory issues with sight and sound, I am in no way adding my feet into that mix. Way too much. But my kids enjoy being barefoot most of the time. We only make them wear shoes when you are out in the shops etc. When camping, they love going in and out of the river I am digging for gold in lol

    Although you need to deal with your irrational fear of companies and modern society.

    In terms of evolution, trees have what like 200 million-odd years of it, and in less than 150 years we have built a solar panel that beats them in solar energy collection by miles. Just because something evolved doesn’t make it the best, simply look at the extinction list to see that.

  • I like how you added the photo of the thorns in your feet! Where I live in Illinois I have locust trees that grow really long, strong, thorns. Im sitting here imagining walking barefoot in the woods and stepping on a “thorn”. Clusters of these things fall off the tree and just chill on the ground. Strong enough to puncture tires! Shoes dont even protect my feet, gotta have work boots on. Even then, the thorn will go straight through the leather side like butter. Good video! Thanks for posting!

  • Evolutionist were did the molecule come from? Nothing can come from nothing. God is real time is a structure and proves intelligent design. Atheist can’t exist if God doesn’t exist… Use some Critical thinking. Like Men are stronger faster and Smarter than woman. Like all religions are wrong they are half truth and divided and have nothing to do with God……

  • sir plsss replay,iam from india,sir can mri detect calacaneous fracture,plantar facitis? because i am getting pain during sitting,sleeping,morning, i dont know what it is, iam confused

  • Can you do reviews of other barefoot shoes? The ones you are wearing here look nice, Matt. Most minimal shoes look like clown shoes and I don’t want to wear them as a casual shoe.