11 Reasons Podiatrists Dislike Bare FeetBy Ahcuah Maybe it’s time I did a listicle. Yesterday, over at Barefoot and Grounded, Michael Buttgen had an excellent and interesting posting that got me thinking. The posting was Studies? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Studies (to Live Barefoot)!. In it he addresses the fact that so many (mostly podiatrists) who are against going barefoot keep saying there isn’t enough evidence to support the idea: “Studies have not been able to show that going barefoot is better for you than wearing shoes.” He points out that that is totally backwards. As he puts it Really, since when do we need scientific evidence to use an inborn part of our bodies? How in the world did our society’s thinking about feet become so “bass ackwards” that footwear supersedes our natural condition when it comes to the scientific burden of proof?Go read the whole thing. But that got me thinking. Just why is it that so many podiatrists are convinced that going barefoot is so bad? Why do they think that feet need support and that without shoes they would just become puddles of goo? So, here’s a list I came up with. You might be able to think of items that ought to be added, so feel free to comment. To continue reading, please visit http://ahcuah.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/11-reasons-podiatrists-dislike-bare-feet/#more-7623.