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Man’s Hallmark

It seems only fitting that my first blog be why you should go barefoot.

     It is a common believe among shod communities that they walk “normally” but this term only works in the context to conform to an accepted standard.  To walk naturally however, is the pure manner without faults of form or function.  Normal gait cannot be performed in shoes because they limit or impede the movements of the foot.

Indeed, it seems contradictory by evolutionary standards or by divine creation that human beings need to wear shoes. If you are so inclined to believe in evolution or even if you know what it’s about then you believe it took humans millions of years to evolve and it is understandable that the one thing driving man’s evolution was the ‘design of the foot and its biomechanical function responsible for our distinctive erect manner of gait and walking on two feet with a stride. That accomplishment perhaps the single most significant development of bioengineering in all evolutionary history was responsible for making us human in the first place and the spawning of the human species. More than any other distinctive human capacity the huge brain, language, conceptual thinking, etc. our unique form of gait, unduplicated in all evolutionary history was the very seed of our humanity.’   OR, if you believe the maker of the universe, in all His splendor and magnificence, created us in their own image, how can anyone think that our feet, are so weak and fragile that they need to be cramped into a confined and ridged space??  They are the foundation of the whole human body and that has held us up since the time our first breath was breathed into us.

‘A secure, stable superstructure cannot be erected on a design-defective base or foundation (the Tower of Pisa is a classic example).’~Dr. Rossi

It cannot be assumed for any reason that the Creator overlooked our feet in his perfect plan.  In His grand architectural design of the foot one foot has 28 bones, that gives the feet over 25% of all the bodies, structural supporting, bones.  These bones make up 37 moveable joints that are connected by 107 ligaments, yielding to the pressure of the body when up and moving, this is essential for shock absorption.  The foot also has 19 muscles and tendons, 18 of which connect to the toes showing just how important the use of our toes are. If the toes are cramped into a narrow shoe then these muscles are diminished or become unable to use.  There are another 13 muscles and tendons coming down the leg and connecting to foot giving us the ability to walk, run, jump, dance, even to stand.  Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the foot are its arches. Nature’s most stable structure and we are graced with four arches that support the weight of our body.

The foot has a complex system of blood vessels and nerves, which give the foot its life, its sense of touch, its ability to maintain temperature, to give nutrition to foot tissues, and engage the movement of the muscles and tendons. It even has two pulses.  The sole of the foot is cover with 2,000 nerve endings, perhaps the most densely populated area on the body! The foot even has a built in air conditioning system! With 1,500 sweat ducts able to produce a pint a day its no wonder why peoples shoes smell sooo bad.

The human foot is the most complex and remarkable in all nature.  There is no other foot like it.  It is the only foot with arches, a straight-ahead big toe, and a heel bone that touches the ground.  It’s tragic that it’s taken for granted.  On an average day, a 150-pound person will put almost 2,000 tons of cumulative weight on the feet.  If people respect their feet keeping the strong and healthy then this is not a problem but more people don’t take good care of their feet.  Feet are constantly neglected and abused causing steep consequences both in foot distress and dollar signs.  Americans for example pay $12 billion a year to treat foot problems, most of them caused by shoes or shoe related.  About 2% of societies that don’t wear shoes have foot problems compared to 70% among shoe wearing communities and their feet are only half as strong.  What frightens me the most is that by the age of 6 you won’t find a single child with straight toes.

As you can see from the brief description I have supplied about the complexity of the foot I strongly want to point out that it would be highly improbable that the structure of the foot, much less the whole human body, could have randomly been but together.  Recognition is no doubt in order to the one responsible for our lives.  Many people go on not giving a second thought to how precious life is and take for granted the complexity of our body. Without a full understanding of our bodies it is no wonder why we suffer from illness and disease so often that is most of the time preventable.

Thank you!  I immensely appreciate your valuable time invested in my thoughts.  This is just a summary of some of the information that I have found related to going barefoot.  Please ask me questions as I’m sure this information does not answer everything and only sparked your interested to going barefoot.


July 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm 2 comments