People who are barefoot tend to be less stressed and authoritative, leading to
a more relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. This results from positive energy, known
as chi, or prana, which is absorbed through the soles of the feet.
adopt “barefoot” technology. But the best sneaker to
have is still the naked foot!
If you enjoy running, I highly recommend bare
feet for the job. Go ahead and try it once. You won’t
moist, damp skin and have nowhere to go while
confined in those coffins. Contact with fresh air
and natural soil helps hinder the development
of these pests!
The Barefoot Remedy
Going barefoot has been known to help many disor-
ders brought about by shoes, and not just disorders
of the feet. Some of these include:
• Varicose veins. These are caused by shoes and
socks cutting off proper circulation. When you
are barefoot, your leg muscles are better able to
pump blood back to the heart.
• Slipped disk and vertebral deformation. When you
wear shoes, your foot is unaware of changes in
the surface, thus confusing your skeletal structure. When you walk barefoot, your natural motion
travels up your body, creating a balance in your
structure. Back surgery is incredibly expensive,
and corrective shoes are costly as well…but walking barefoot is free, and prevents chronic pain.
Going barefoot not only helps relieve physical ailments, but it also mitigates the other troubles that
stem from them. If you notice, most exercises involving mental concentration are done barefoot, including
yoga, tai chi and the martial arts. Being barefoot creates a better mental balance. People who are barefoot
tend to be less stressed and authoritative, leading to
a more relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. This results
from positive energy, known as chi, or prana, which is
absorbed through the soles of the feet.
When you are walking barefoot, your body is automatically absorbing this positive energy, allowing
you to think more clearly and increasing your capacity to work. Perhaps if offices and schools banned
footwear, there would be an increase in production
and performance, freeing up more time to relax and
Have you kicked off your shoes yet? If not, what
are you waiting for?
• The common cold. Forget what your parents and
well-meaning peers told you about catching a
cold. Exposing your feet to chill helps stimulate
your body to produce warmth and resistance,
as your feet will acclimate to the surrounding
temperature. Ever notice how on a cold day, when
you’re wearing boots and socks, your feet remain
cold even when you get indoors, and stay that
way even in your socks? Try spending a minute
(or even a few seconds) barefoot in the snow, and
see how toasty your feet feel once indoors. It’s a
• Athlete’s foot. Think about it: Your foot produces
tons of sweat while enclosed, ejecting all the im-purities inside your body. These germs thrive on
As a lifestyle coach, artist and entrepreneur, Bill Ades helps individuals reach their goals, mentally and physically, as well as spiritually and financially. He has worked in several types
of businesses, but found that his true passion and calling
was in helping others achieve their dreams. He is available
for group and individual consultations, in person and over
the phone. You can visit him online at barefootlifestyle
coach.com. View article resources and author information
dreamstime.com: yoga © elena ray / girl © allenfive5 / footprint © marafona73