We were struck by this New York Magazine article last week that more or less chided all of humankind for its addiction to unnatural footwear in recent centuries. From the article, we learned that shoes compromise the natural structure of our feet, so that we pound too hard on our heels and aren't able to roll our toes off the ground like we're supposed to. While this particular PSFK contributor is quite a bit more comfortable in 4-inch heels than in slippers, that might just be an anomaly: barefoot is indeed better.

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