As time has evolved, so of course has shoe design. Initially, athletic shoes became common, driven by comfort and performance. However, as shoes became fashionable, they became more impractical, driven by look over comfort.
The average person takes over 3.5 million steps per year, based on a 10,000 per day step count. For athletes, that number is likely far higher. Here’s another fun fact: over a lifetime, the average person walks about 100,000 miles!
When you put numbers to the work our feet do for us, you can really see how much we use them. We use our feet for just about everything we do, so it’s important to take care of them.
Whether you gather with family over the table, get together with pals for Friendsgiving, or do something else entirely, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Thanksgiving outdoors. So bundle up in your warmest gear and start planning how your family and friends will get your nature fix before sitting down to a delicious meal.
JFK believed every able-bodied adult American – especially his military officers – should be able to march 50 miles should the need ever arise. Although his brother Robert was able to complete the "Kennedy March" in Oxford shoes (ouch!), there are much better footwear options available. The loss of a kinesthetic culture has many contributing factors, but society's choice of increasingly impractical footwear is certainly one.