Walking or running, child or adult: we are standing on a shoe-shaped problem and nobody’s talking about it. Thick, cushioned soles that don’t allow your feet to feel the ground and function as they were designed to, may be wrecking our feet, their movement, and our bodies….
It’s time to get reconnected with YOUR FEET and live barefoot.
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