What would happen to your hands if you wore gloves on them for a majority of your life? Your strength, dexterity, and sense of touch would suffer tremendously.
This is exactly what happens to your feet as your continue to wear restrictive shoes. Your feet are one of the most powerful sensory organs in your body and one of the key reasons why we start to lose coordination and balance later on in life. This is because we lose neural connection to the soles of our feet. How much time do you spend on a daily basis without shoes on and reconnecting with the earth?
If you are interested in learning more about the issues with shoes, check out our previous post. With over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot, any step you take with restrictive footwear will inhibit this neural connection between brain and foot. Your feet also have 250,000 sweat glands and can produce four to six ounces of perspiration a day.
Do yourself a favor and ditch your shoes to make your brain happy. For a host of barefoot exercises and inspiration check out our blog HERE.