By: Debbie Rosas | Published August 30, 2013
Over time, reliance on workout shoes weakens the feet. If you’re a long time aerobics student, or runner, you may hesitate to take off your shoes. The myth still exists that you are never supposed to workout unprotected.
However, without shoes, you’ll strengthen your feet and ankles, increase your circulation, flexibility, and dexterity, decrease foot cramping, get rid of calluses, perhaps even heighten your arches. In the beginning, you may develop blisters, but look at it as a gentle cue from your body that you may be sliding your feet instead of purposefully placing your feet.
Remember, though, that Nia movements themselves are your protection. Unless you have structural foot problems, your bare f...