Bring or not shoes, that’s the question. As recent Belgian research, has shown, people who routinely walk with unprotected lower limbs – flaps – have the forefoot – the part formed by the metatarsus and phalanges – wider and distribute the weight better over the entire surface of the Plant when they move or stand still.
In short, they support better and better distribute strength and balance. In view of the results, scientists recommended making shoes and shoes in general of higher quality, which would not be an obstacle to the physiology of an anatomical design – our feet – decanted after millions of years of evolution. And if instead of walking we run, doing it without shoes does not seem like a bad idea either. According to a Harvard University study echoed by the journal Nature, people who practice running on a clean foot have a totally different footprint; In the first place because, when supported by the middle or frontal part of the limb, they do not suffer just impact collision.
According to the research, barefoot runners stretch their fingers further by touching the ground, which reduces the volume of body mass that supports the landing. “Many believe it is dangerous and hurts, but even on the hardest surfaces we can run a barefoot race without experiencing any discomfort or discomfort,” says Daniel E. Lieberman, evolutionary biologist and co-author of the work.
And how does it affect the skin to walk barefoot?
From the dermatological point of view, walking without shoes a few hours a day on a clean floor, for example at home, helps the skin to transpire better and rest for a while from the tightness of the shoes. And if you walk on the fine sand of the beach we help to relax the muscles and exfoliate the skin.
For bones, walking barefoot is also very beneficial, especially if it is done on rough surfaces, flat and without lateral inclination. Walking without shoes causes the biomechanics of the foot to naturally rearrange the structural tension of the entire body. In short, it constitutes a very recommendable rest to recover the alignment of the joints and the anatomical space.