I remember when I was a kid, we always ran around in bare feet, sure my brother kicked a shovel one night when we were running around the garden and needed several days in hospital, but apart from that, the risk was minimal and probably still is.
Shoes are good at protecting from shovels, but they have now been shown to inhibit the normal development of the human foot and therefore cause lifelong problems and deformities.
Normal movement is paramount to a heathy musculoskeletal system. So you and your kids should get out of your shoes more.
Read this article to find out more.
Dr Ryan Lamp
Toodyay Rivervale Bentley