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Yahoo! Life discusses the importance of good walking shoes, and includes commentary from Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, DSc, director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at HSS.

Dr. Positano explained the advantages of an accommodative shoe, which allows the foot and the ankle to move in most any direction that weight-bearing permits.

According to Dr. Positano, “During the pandemic we have noticed a dramatic increase in foot and ankle disorders due to barefoot walking in the home. As comfortable as it may seem, walking barefoot increases the amount of stress that the foot must absorb.”

He added, “The foot—and mainly the heel and plantar fascia—are the major shock absorbers for the body.”

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