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Why you dr wants you to buy more shoes

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Simon Spooner, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Barry Onion

    Barry Onion Member

    Unfortunately the article forgot to mention that one of the best antidotes to any foot problem is to go barefoot. This is the way nature intended us to be.

    Barefoot walking, with a progression to barefoot running, can provide a cure to a multitude of problems.

  2. No Barry barefoot is good for some bad good for others same for all shoe types ground interface + foot combination you can come up with.

    when will people get it
  3. Barry Onion

    Barry Onion Member

    Barefoot walking strengthens the foot and ankle muscles and provides feedback to the brain about the surface being walked upon adding to both balance and coordination.

    I don't know why this is so hard to understand?

    How can 2 million years of evolution be wrong? or put another way, why don't dogs wear orthotics?

  4. barefoot does not strength muscles Barry

    the foot still provides feedback to the brain when wearing shoes Barry just different

    I understand Barry it appears you don´t Being Barefoot or barefoot running is good for some bad for others

    Evolution ? what are you talking about do you even know what Evolution is ?

    Where were the people who wear born wearing shoes, that died out because being shod meant the non-shod populations genetic trait became more dominant.

    Evolutionary changes occur when a genetic mutation gives an advantage - and thus that population survives.

    To my knowledge no one has been born wearing shoes.

    And if you want to argue Cavman did not get injuries - best you show the evidence or a time machine.

    Barry good for some bad for others
  5. Barry Onion

    Barry Onion Member

    Yes that's true, however shoes dull the feedback to the brain and this causes the foot to become confused about its location in the three dimensional space time continuum.

    It's like putting your hand in a ski glove and then trying to pick up a pin, much easier with the nude skin. Am I right?
  6. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    No, you're wrong. Even though I'm no physicist the Space/time continuum is actually four dimensions (or maybe more depending on what the LHC produces, based on the standard theory).

    I do, however, have biology/physiology/anatomy qualifications and can state without fear of dispute that the foot, whilst well supplied with proprioceptors, does not possess the complexity of neurones required to become confused. That activity, as you clearly demonstrate, takes place proximally.

    W J Liggins
  7. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Then how do you explain the research that was presented at last yrs ACSM meeting that surprisingly showed that this did not happen?
    Care to explain how many cases of posterior tibial dysfunction you have treated without orthotics? You also need to go and read about the 'appeal to nature' fallacy....its not a valid argument.
  8. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    So why are we seeing so many problems in barefoot and minimalist runners?
    That would explain why. The muscles are having to work harder. That would be why they are getting so many injuries that we are seeing.
  9. Barry:

    I'm surprised that you are willing to subject your fingers, hands and wrists to the perils of using a computer keyboard since, you seem to use the same argument for being barefoot, that for hundreds of thousands of years humans never had to do these repetitive typing activities with their fingers, hands and wrists.

    In fact, it would probably be better if you wrote your uninformed comments on the subject of the biomechanics of being barefoot vs shod on a stone tablet. Then you should walk or swim the stone tablet message to all us after you have first hunted or gathered your daily meal in the wild. By the way, leave your cell phone behind...these modern devices, which you surely use on a daily basis, have been used for 40,000 fewer years than have shoes by the human species.

    I just wish you barefoot zealots could see how silly you all seem to those of us who have any scientific background. What a joke!
  10. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    LOL, "antidotes to any foot problem is to go barefoot" yes, every client with a plantar ulcer would be better off barefoot...l saw it in the internet, it must be true:bang:

    No one theory is a cure for all or "any foot problems" the solutions are as varied as the pathologies themselves are.
  11. efuller

    efuller MVP

    No, it's like siing without a ski glove. Your hand is much more likely to get frostbite without a glove.

    Of course skiing without gloves is much more natural. ;)


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