Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 2

Shod Versus Barefoot Walking - An Ongoing Debate!

Cynthia Formosa*

Associate Professor, Podiatry Department, University of Malta, Malta

*Corresponding Author: Cynthia Formosa, Associate Professor, Podiatry Department, University of Malta, Malta.

Received: December 19, 2022; Published: January 01, 2023

Abstract

Wearing shoes is second nature in modern society. However, in recent years, barefoot movement is gaining popularity among health-conscious individuals who are shunning shoes altogether [1]. From a biomechanical point of view, the foot is one of the least understood structures of the human body. Research studies and debates on the effects of shoes on the feet are ongoing across the globe. Many researchers have concluded that people did, in fact, have feet that were in better physical condition prior to the invention of shoes. A study examined 180 modern humans from three different population groups (Sotho, Zulu, and European), comparing their feet, and to the feet of 2,000-year-old skeletons.

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Citation

Citation: Cynthia Formosa. “Shod Versus Barefoot Walking - An Ongoing Debate!”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.2 (2023): 01-02.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Cynthia Formosa. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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