The Foot, we walk on them, jump with them, put them in fashionable shoes, kick things with them (ouch), pound on them (running), soak them, paint them but how do we make them stronger. I’ve put a lot of thought into how they work and how to make the foot stronger. I believe the feet are the base of our posture. So if you don’t have strong feet or have bunions, hammer toes, or wear shoes that make your feet unhappy, what happens?
We stopped wearing weight belts (or should have with few exceptions) because they made the muscles in the core weak but we have progressively added more and more support to our feet. No wonder we have foot problems. I have noticed that wearing what most would call a “good” athletic shoe the feet become weaker. Orthodics are similar and can cause problems and make the feet weaker as well.
When I see people that wear a shoe all the time I wonder if it’s really that good for the feet or if it’s doing more harm? When things like this are in question I like to go back to basics.