Tag: shoes

Is wearing shoes in the house an unhealthy practice?

Is wearing shoes in the house an unhealthy practice? Have you ever been asked to remove your shoes before entering someones home? There may be traditions at work here if you had been asked to do this or if you do this yourself.   You may also do it for health reasons. What is on your shoes may be anything from fecal material to bacteria that is on the pavement. If you walk in the house and tracking this throughout it, is it unsafe, unsanitary or does it really matter? The New York Times recently explored this idea with surprising results.  Read More »

Shod or barefoot; which running style is best according to the NY Times?

Shod or barefoot; which running style is best according to the NY Times? Shod (with shoes) or barefoot, forefoot strike, midfoot strike or heel strike is a discussion that has been gaining popularity. A NY Times article explores this concept using history and our knowledge of who ran barefoot, how fast they ran, and more. There is a growing group of people who believe that we should all run barefoot or close to it. Barefoot runners tend to run slower than those in shoes and they tend to be more midfoot strikers. Shoe wearers are more heel strikers, and those Read More »