Walking Barefoot

Benefits Of Going Barefoot

Do you like walking barefoot on the grass? Do you enjoy the feeling that you get after taking off your tight shoes? We assume you do. Surprisingly, going barefoot does not only make you “feel good” and frees the feet, but it also has many health benefits. Let us take a look at some of them.

Unmissable advantages of going barefoot

The footwear that we wear daily influences our foot structure and alters the foot mechanics. And this change can further lead to changes in the functionality. Therefore, it is recommended that you make it a point to walk barefoot for some time daily.

Here’s what you can get out of it.

  • Walking barefoot can help restore your natural walking pattern, which is known as gait.
  • You will have better control of your foot position the moment it strikes the ground.
  • Your balance, proprioception—also referred to as kinaesthesia—as well as body awareness will significantly improve. This will also give you relief from foot pain.
  • You will have better foot mechanics, which will further enhance the mechanics of your hips, knees, and core.
  • It will help you maintain an appropriate range of motion and strengthen and stabilize your muscles and ligaments.
  • It will give you freedom from constricting footwear that causes foot deformities such as bunions—also called hallux valgus—and hammertoe.
  • It will strengthen your leg muscles, which will then give better support to your lower back region.

When should you go barefoot?

Yes, walking barefoot has countless benefits, but this does not mean that you exercise or go hiking without shoes. So, what is the ideal time to get rid of shoes? Well, the answer is relatively straightforward. You should be barefoot as often as possible and whenever it makes sense. Go barefoot whenever you are on surfaces that do not hurt or cause discomfort.

In fact, the chances are that you already spend a fair amount of time without your shoes—we guess you do not wear shoes when you are inside your home. So, you might be spending a lot of time without shoes on both hard (floors) and soft (rugs and carpets) surfaces.

The key is to go barefoot more often; try to take some time out to walk on the grass. However, the transition can be interestingly weird for you if you are not used to being barefoot. You might feel many surprising sensations on the bottoms of your feet and even feel uncomfortable. Do not stop because you will feel good and reap the multiple benefits mentioned above at the end.

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