There are SO many good reasons why you should be going barefoot more often! I give just 50 of them in my book, The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes. For me, though, the number one reason is simply comfort. And feeling the earth beneath your feet versus trapped in shoes? It's like seeing the world in color instead of black-and-white.
There are real health benefits to going shoeless as often as possible. In fact, most of our foot problems can be traced back to our shoes and the fact that we wear them so often. Hallux valgus, bunions, ingrown toenails, athlete's foot, toenail fungus, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis and Morton's neuroma are just some of the many problems caused by footwear.
Unfortunately, the main reason people don't go barefoot in public is the social stigma against it. Yet an online poll indicated that 3/4 of us want go barefoot even in public! So kick off your shoes. The stares you get are likely from others wishing they were barefoot, too!
The Barefoot Book was Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year!
Talking Shoes & Feet with Dylan Ratigan
Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC)
Barefoot Professor Feature in AIG
Answers in Genesis
J7/1/2012; Last featured 8/25/2016
In our modern civilized society, walking around barefoot is something we do in our backyard. But when college professors start showing up in class without shoes, you know something unusual must be going on. You’re about to learn something new—the wonders of foot design.
"Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."
"How beautiful on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news."
Exploring the Body Machine began as a lab manual for A&P students at Liberty University and is now a full-blown textbook / lab manual / online resource (xatomy.com) for students taking anatomy. All eleven organ systems are thoroughly discussed in 33 chapters along with cells, tissues, anatomical terminology, and surface anatomy. The website includes over 500 original illustrations that allowed me the opportunity to mix my love of anatomy with my love of art and computers.