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Is there science backing the claim that walking barefoot is healthier than walking with shoes?

I keep hearing about the benefits of walking barefoot. One benefit I hear is that walking barefoot "[allows] us to synchronize with the earth’s natural electric charge" (source). This sounds like BS ...
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What neck damage might be caused by general usage of flappies?

Preface 1: This question is about flappies → flipflops/sandals/clogs and other similar footwear that is flat and that probably was made of a foamy-plastic liquid that have become solidified but ...
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For fallen arches - supportive or flat shoes

Some podiatrists recommend well cushioned shoes with lots of support for people with fallen arches. However, some say that you should wear flat, firm shoes with no support so the foot muscles get ...
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Orthotic inserts + athletes foot

With athletes foot, it's important to keep the feet dry. However, when wearing sandals, I can't use the "super feet" orthotic inserts that keep my feet from developing pain issues when I walk. I ...
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Is Morton's toe curable without surgery?

Is it possible to cure Morton's toe without any surgery? Does any exercise/footwear useful in treating Morton's toe?