Shoes are bad, mmkay?

by alphamonkey on April 22, 2008 · 0 comments

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As my impervious and cracked leather clown feet can attest, I’m a big fan of the barefoot. Looks like science is now on my side, as this New York Magazine piece on the findings of researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa can attest.

New York Magazine - You Walk Wrong

The study examined 180 modern humans from three different population groups (Sotho, Zulu, and European), comparing their feet to one another’s, as well as to the feet of 2,000-year-old skeletons. The researchers concluded that, prior to the invention of shoes, people had healthier feet.

It’s a pretty fascinating read, as there’s no shortage of tension between how we evolved to propel ourselves so easily and the deficiencies we assume our feet posses.

Read The New York Magazine’s ‘You Walk Wrong

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