Women with ticklish feet

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Norme sulla privacy A Historical Perspective. Foot trouble struck American and European urbanized populations since the second half of the nineteenth century. It changed the patterns of all our lives more radically than most of us realize. Suddenly we became a crippled race. How did it happen? There is no record of foot troubles in Biblical times comparable to modern foot ills. In the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations it was practically unknown. People then wore the thong-type sandal, open at the toes, or often went barefoot.

Where people continue to wear sandals today, as in the Far East and Central America, foot trouble is almost an unheard-of phenomenon. And even though Northern Europeans and North Americans, living in colder climates and needing to have their feet totally covered, have always worn closed shoes, foot trouble was uncommon among them also until the advent of the Industrial Revolution. The seeds of foot trouble were first sown, however, in the Renaissance when the elevation of the heel-the first characteristic of modern deforming footwear came into use.

Catherine de Medici, a queen of short stature, wanted to appear taller, and had chopines put on her shoes. The chopine itself was not deforming because, unlike our modern heel, it elevated the entire foot. The elevated heel that followed, however, left the fore part of the foot on the ground and raised the heel, forcing the foot into a completely unnatural position.

A few centuries later heels became commonplace in court society and were worn by men and women alike, even though perpetual wearing of high heels caused shortened calf muscles. However, with the introduction of gunpowder and infantry warfare, men found it necessary to discard their high heels, while women continued to wear them. About the same time that the heel came into usage, pointed-toed shoes became stylish. The introduction of the elevated heel and the pointed toe marked the beginning of modern foot disabilities, although only the nobility could afford such shoes.

In those days, with sufficient servants to attend to one's needs and with carriages for transportation, a deforming shoe offered no great handicap. Before the French Revolution, nobility considered the broad, muscular, but competent, bare foot of the peasant working in the fields as common and ugly; especially since they themselves had no need for strong feet and legs. It was their aesthetic ideal to have tiny feet and delicate lower limbs. A way to achieve this was to cultivate smaller feet in early childhood.

Women with ticklish feet

Accordingly, children of the wealthier classes, from their earliest years, were forced to wear shoes deed to keep their feet small. Cinderella had to be born among the wealthy! The "leisure class" was fated to disappear. The Revolution took place in France. In England the common man obtained more privileges, while in the United States democracy became a reality.

Yet the average woman wanted to imitate the waning nobility. There could be no greater embodiment of her dreams of "being a lady" than to wear the tiny shoes of a woman of wealth. The growth of new industries and commerce created the wealthy middle classes both in American and European cities. This class could afford hand-made shoes. Soon, their children's feet were being molded to resemble the tiny, delicate feet of aristocrats. For the bulk of the population however, feet remained large and healthy. For example, a typical boy of a working class or farm family in the United States during the Civil War days was accustomed to go barefoot from spring to fall.

Before starting school, he was sent to a cobbler who would make his shoes by hand, according to the measurements of each foot-leaving extra room for growth since shoes were such a luxury. Boots were so expensive that when it snowed would often run to school barefoot, with his precious shoes tied around his neck. When he got to school, he would dry his feet and put his boots on again, none the worse for his experience.

This was the last period when children in the United States could reach maturity with the prospect of sound, healthy feet. Soon after fashionable shoes became inexpensively made and stylish shoes had become available to all. Having a tiny foot and wearing the shoes of an aristocrat was still a strong passion for most Americans. Trying to explain to working girls that these new shoes were meant for leisure and not for standing behind counters and in front of kitchen sinks was like talking to someone in a delirium.

Overnight American women were trying to push their feet into Cinderella's tiny slippers. Not only the women, but the men, too, had to have the aristocratic pointed shoes. Wherever the newly manufactured shoes were worn, crippled feet followed and the owner of such feet was often a woman. Shoes were at their crippling worst in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century when the needle-pointed toe shapes were popular. If a lesson about foot trouble can be learned from history, it is that we are at the mercy of the latest shoe styles.

Style conscious women have demanded these shoes for themselves and, more important, are now demanding this style for their children as well. As a result, the bunions and compressed toes of our grandparents are again being formed in children's feet. You who are parents have probably noticed your child constantly spreading, bending, stretching his fingers and toes from the first weeks of life.

You would not think of keeping your baby from moving his hands and wiggling his fingers. You would not swaddle his hands and fingers. Why, then, swaddle his feet and toes? Ever notice how happy a toddler is when they kick off their shoes? Babies love to be barefoot.

Women with ticklish feet

How often do we all look forward to kicking off our shoes as soon as we get home from a long days work? Toes which are not given opportunity for exercise in the very early years are likely never to develop properly. Unfortunately, most parents damage their infants' toes and feet in the first weeks of life by depriving the child of the chance to move his feet freely.

Feet need air and natural shaped surroundings to maintain healthy skin. Sliding or stuffing your feet into a pair of shoes is the worst demise for them, and we do it day after day. Deers decide and promote shoe styles to make feet have a certain look.

But, very few of these fashion-geared, toe-crunching, eye-appealing ladies shoes are anywhere near the shape of a foot. Take a look at your feet. By any stretch of the imagination, do you see the shape of a pin-pointed triangle or square-shaped line of toes? Most ladies shoes are moisture trapping devices, and feet are locked into a swamp-like atmosphere. Often, feet are forced to endure constant pounding from the body's weight within the walls of shoes that have very little resemblance to the shape of the foot. But, hey, they look good, right? Women love shoes! The more the better! There are ladies shoes with pointed toes, rounded toes, open-toes, high-heels, low-heels, no-heels, ballerina, clogs, sandals, thongs, strappy, colorful, rhinestone-studded, even clear plastic shoes.

Shoes made from materials, such as, plastic, rubber, synthetics, jelly, canvas, jute, leather. The list goes on and on, and the stacks of shoes found in many closets, attests to women's love for shoes. Women's Shoes versus Barefoot Bliss Women twirl their shoes on the big toes of their feet, shift their weight from one foot to another while enduring high-heel beauties, and happily click-clack or flip-flop through stores, offices, airports, and parking lots.

There seems to be an unwritten requirement that a shoe must announce one's arrival or departure. But, the first thing many women do when they get home is kick off those fashion statement must-haves. Ahh, yes, the relief of being barefooted! Feet change shape, drastically, from years of being forced into contraptions that are supposed to protect the feet. The skin of young feet is smooth and soft, but older foot skin can be hard, rough and cracked. Corns, bunions, and twisted toes are evidence of ill-fitting shoes and foot abuse. Women buy into the hype of the hottest ladies shoe fashions and trends, irregardless of the unnatural, almost impossible, shoe shapes.

Which brings to mind the story of Cinderella and that glass slipper. Remember how those evil step-sisters wriggled, pushed, and twisted their feet, trying to get that shoe on? Comical, but in reality this is exactly what women do everyday! Makes me wonder if women would buy into square-shaped bras if deers decided that was the newest hot and sexy look? For crying out loud! Just why do women continue to stick their feet in shoes that pinch, rub, and gouge their skin? They rush to stores offering shoe sales, and fill their arms with the newest, must-have styles.

Women agonize and endure squeezing, clamping and binding because they admire how the shoe makes their feet look at least in their eyes. A foot shape can be altered by consistently wearing ill-fitting shoes that sport exaggerated, sharply-pointed toes. Many shoes squeeze and press on the toenails because the toe box is not high enough to allow any toe movement or air circulation. The toes are squeezed together, and sometimes one on top of the other. And, women continue wearing these ill-fitted, unnatural shaped shoes just for the joy of it all!

Shoes can cause women's backs to be twisted, thrown out of line by shifting the natural curvature of the spine. The cushioning in the balls of the feet become flat from bearing the body's full weight. Heels, toes and soles of the feet tell about the abuse, and often, women have problems walking as time goes by. Are you ready to ride around the mall or grocery store seated in a motorized shopping cart?

Many women who have post-foot damage, cannot, or would not, consider cramming their feet into a pair of those five-inch Stilettos, needle-pointed ladies shoes, or high heels. Many learned, too late, about the damage they've done to the transportation body parts. But, once the feet are damaged, most likely, it is irreversible. And, there goes the night on the town, dancing till dawn, or that countryside stroll. Remember how great your feet felt when you walked barefooted on a sandy beach?

Besides the luxurious warm and cool feelings, sand gives feet a complete manicure and grinds away dried skin. The sand caresses and massages the feet and toes, increases balance and strength, and promotes a pain free way of walking. The whole natural experience in feet that have baby-smooth skin. Give a bit of thought and loving care to those two things at the end of your body; those two feet and ten little piggies support and carry you everywhere you want to go.

Take the time to soak, scruff, massage, and caress them with revitalizing lotion. Ladies, you won't be going anywhere without those two little marvels!

Women with ticklish feet

Without two healthy feet, no matter how great they look wedged into those shiny, embellished, colorful beauties we love and know as shoes you will be viewing the world from a chair. Oh, you will still want to walk, dance and take part in life's offerings, but damaged feet will keep you on the sidelines.

Making Sense of Barefoot I see many people even in the functional fitness community that are not sold on the barefoot concept. You need your padding right? The other day when the temperature dropped, I had a revelation. Try walking barefoot in the grass and then slip on a pair of bulky athletic shoes. There is a big difference right? Ask yourself what would happen if you wore gloves that bulky.

Women with ticklish feet

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