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Is it really healthy to walk barefoot outside?

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#16 +zhiVago


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:30

Yes, when the weather is warm it is healthy to walk barefoot outside and outside of town too, in the country.


There's no health benefit in walking barefoot on asphalt/concrete in a city. On the contrary, it's a hazard as you may stomp on a small sharp object like a piece of glass or something else.

#17 Richard C.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:18

I imagine this question very much depends on where you choose to do it, on the beach its probably considered essential and very good for you, on the streets of New York or London it's probably very unhealthy if not dangerous...

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:32

That depends if you are :Cody Lundin



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:34

Not read the article. But I would assume it depends on location.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:42

Considering there was a time before shoes were invented. I'm not surprised, but I wouldn't personally walk outside in my bare feet.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:15

I don't see any benefit being apparent to the populace in those countrys where people are so poor they have to walk barefoot all the time so Id say its an old wives tale.The only obvious benefit you will see is more strength in the muscles of your feet as they will no longer be artificially reliant on shoes to support the foot structure.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:21

I doubt it is healthy for me to walk around in bare feet, however some cultures still walk around in bare feet. The main difference would be that they have done that all their life, so their feet are much more rough and can cope walking bare foot. Though with myself, my feet are very soft and would damage easily walking without shoes. Also, concrete, etc (flat very hard surfaces) aren't good for walking bare foot as they are too flat, due to the human foot being designed for roughed terrain.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:38

if you walk around barefoot your feet will toughen up to meet the demand. i can't walk on concrete barefoot; it hurts too much. but if i did it consistantly my feet would get calloused up just like working hands do and everything would be fine.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:53

After learning about parasitic nematodes, I say you shouldn't walk barefooted. lol


Some of them penetrate the skin of the sole of your foot to gain entry into your body.