Every Step We Take

02008-05-02 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

How We’re Wrecking Our Feet With Every Step We Take — New York Magazine
You Walk Wrong. It took 4 million years of evolution to perfect the human foot. But we’re wrecking it with every step we take.

Read on and check out the great images.


Good to know…

Vibram Five Fingers – and my new favorite

On my feet

Vivo Barefoot from Terra Plana



  1. curt

    I loved this line:

    “Wrapping your heels in padding so they don’t hurt is like stuffing a gag in someone’s mouth so they’ll stop screaming—you’re basically telling your heels to shut up”.

    Regarding the rolling technique when walking… I noticed on your “wide-eyed + dreaming” DVD during the end credits where you walk over to take flowers from the audience member that you were walking this way. I find this to be a very natural way to walk but then again I don’t wear shoes all that much and my feet and knees do become quite sore when I have to spend the day in shoes.

    Interesting read Ottmar. Thank you.

    By the way, you posted a link a while back to a site for what I can only call “foot gloves”. Could you post that link again please?

  2. michael

    Ottmar, I hope you don’t mind, but I added your name to the Wikipedia-Barefoot page, under “Artists renowned for performing barefoot”.
    I used to stare at the rising sun every morning barefoot, until giant bulldozers destroyed my private viewing location.


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