I’m blogging mainly on my new blog, Ahcuah.
Here’s a bit of a survey of what’s going on there and on other barefoot blogging sites.
On Daniel Howell’s The Barefoot Professor:
In The Privilege of Pavement, Daniel notes that manicured grasslands really are not the “natural terrain” that our ancestors spent much time walking or running on. And he notes just how nice things like concrete are to run on.
In Mean People Suck: 50 Great Reasons to Guard Your Tongue, Daniel highlights 50 absolutely moronic comments to the various articles he has appeared in (“moronic” is my term, not his—but it applies). This entry is a must read. It is as if the commenters like to spotlight their ignorance.
On Dr. Michael Nirenberg’s America’s Podiatrist:
In Stories Your Feet Can Tell, Dr. Nirenberg discusses how the state of your feet can be used to diagnos other health issues, including one of his cases in which elevated uric acid, which enters the joints of the foot causing pain, led to discovering a tumor on the man’s neck. He also talks about how toes can reveal our overall health, and that toenails can indicate vitamin and mineral deficiency.
In Biomechanics of Sport Shoes: The Disturbing Truth About Running Shoes, Inserts and Foot Orthotics, Dr. Nirenberg discusses Dr. Benno Nigg’s new book, Biomechanics of Sport Shoes, which basically shows that the evidence that foot orthotics are effective at reducing injury is extremely weak.
On Primalfoot Alliance Blog:
In Spread the Word! ‘Your Day Without Shoes’ is Coming June 11!, Michael Buttgen proposes and promotes June 11 as “Your Day Without Shoes”.
On my own Ahcuah blog:
In A Feeling of Power, I talk about how libraries have enacted shoe rules just for me.
In On Freedomizer Radio Daniel Howell and I were interviewed, mostly about the legal aspects of barefooting.
In Creed Cred, I discuss whether “creed” as a belief that barefooting is good can come to our aid in forcing access to public accommodations. Short answer: no.
In More HuffPo HuffPoo: The Annual Flip-Flop Warning, I make comments about an article on the supposed dangers of flip-flops.
In More-on Libraries, I provide a link to some research I did on library shoe rules, and mention an update I did to that research.
In Wolfmaan, I highlight Wolfmaan’s (barefoot) exploration of Kettle Cave along the Niagara Escarpment.
In One Day Without Shoes, I present my (belated) take on the event a few weeks ago.
In More Thoughts – One Day Without Shoes, I mention a few more thoughts on the even, including the thought: There’s never “One Day Without Seatbelts”.
In Cute Picture in Yesterday’s Dispatch, I just show the picture. And add some snark!