The magazine “The Wave” has an article out that is just wrong on so many levels.
First of all, the title of the article is “Go Barefoot.” But do they advocate going barefoot? Of course not. We’re all familiar these days with that sort of bait-and-switch. It’s an article (heck, it’s almost an advertisement masquerading as an article) about Vibrams. Don’t forget, even wearing a minimal shoe (and it is a SHOE) cuts off valuable sensory feedback from your soles.
The article then goes even further and says, “barefoot is icky.” Huh? What is really icky is bathing your feet in the bacteria that love to reside inside shoes. In fact, Vibrams seem to have a real odor problem, but that’s really not that much different than the odor problems almost all shoes generate. But it is all the more offensive since they are selling under a supposed “go barefoot” label.
Bare feet do not smell—feet need to be confined in bacteria factories in order to do so. Don’t forget: if your feet smell and your nose runs, maybe you were built upside down.
Oh, and if you go to read the article, the only valuable information is in the comments. Now those are worth reading.