Walk barefoot and in minimalist shoes

I’ve delivered a lot of babies but I never delivered one wearing shoes. When you can, go barefoot or wear minimalist shoes to stimulate your brain and get in touch with the world. When wearing shoes, walk on uneven surfaces such as cobblestones. read more…

Move and play with the barefoot brothers

In 2009, at an Exuberant Animal seminar, I met what I call my “barefoot heroes”: Frank Forencich, Barefoot Ted and Mick Dodge. Here you can see three videos from them. This magical weekend changed me. read more…

Stilettos and cowboy boots both bad for feet

My credential to speak on this subject is not my medical degree, but my experience. I’m neither a cowboy nor a stripper, but I know what I’m talking about. Here’s the key point: For most of us, our feet are trained by our shoes. Instead, our shoes should be trained by our feet. Michael Jordan makes his shoes. His shoes don’t make him. read more…

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