Lose your shoes and you stand to gain. Wearing shoes can reduce how much you use the muscles in your arch, the foot's core, and dampen the feedback cycle between your feet and your brain. That causes foot muscles to weaken with bones and joints taking the brunt of the force, which increases the risk of heel pain and other foot and leg problems. So dig your toes into the soft summer grass and let the pain-easing magic begin. Or better yet, take up Nia! In Nia we dance in bare feet for exactly this reason.
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