Caroline Varriale of Finish Line PT wrote a great article highlighting the Benefits of Being Barefoot.
Being barefoot on a regular basis provides important cues to the bottom of your foot (and simultaneously to the rest of your body) that benefit your ability to withstand repetitive, everyday activities as well as respond optimally to sport-specific training.
Not only is it courteous to remove your shoes when visiting friends’ homes (yes, you probably walked in dog piss) it’s great for your running! Free those feet – let them breath a little by taking any opportunity you can during the day to remove your shoes. The return on this small investment is huge so get over it if those beautiful feet of yours are an eye sore 😉
Read full article.