Me and my hubby really enjoyed watching the Sex and The City HBO series. We really couldn't relate to a lot of the glamorous and expensive city life, but it was entertaining to watch. Carrie Bradshaw was the main character played by Sarah Jessica Parker. Her character absolutely LOVED shoes. Not sneakers or sandals, but shoes with heels.
I am no Carrie Bradshaw. I never have been. Even at formal dances in high school, or at weddings, I would always kick off my shoes during the reception or when we were seated at our tables. I have forced myself into these nice shoes time and time again, but all I got in return was pain. I've always loved being barefoot in my home, and now I know why. It's because we were supposed to be barefoot. We need to listen to our bodies more often.
Tim Ferriss' post has pretty cool pictures on how shoes change the shape of our feet. When you compare the images you'll notice how awful we've been treating our feet. But society has somehow deterred us from having free feet. The shoe shaped foot is now considered normal, whereas the shoeless 'gorilla feet' are considered hideous. But then again, no wonder why people have so many foot problems. Ah, some now see the light as walking barefoot or in minimalistic shoes is being mentioned more and more in the media.
If you've never walked barefoot, do your feet a favor and try it.