Thursday, 13 May 2010

Do we walk wrong?

It took 4 million years of evolution to perfect the human foot. Now we're wrecking it with every step we take.. "Admittedly, there’s something counterintuitive about the idea that less padding on your foot equals less shock on your body. But that’s only if we continue to think of our feet as lifeless blocks of flesh that hold us upright. The sole of your foot has over 200,000 nerve endings in it, one of the highest concentrations anywhere in the body. Our feet are designed to act as earthward antennae, helping us balance and transmitting information to us about the ground we’re walking on." -New Yorker Magazine Article

Here's a guy who knows a thing or two about walking, John Francis Walks the Earth.

We were not born with wheels upon our feet, oh no,
Not even wings to help us fly,
It's for this reason I'd suppose,
We walk the earth for our short lives..

Check out Barefoot Ted if you're interested to make yourself a pair of minimalist running sandals.

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