Why is it crucial to wear well-cushioned shoes for walking or running?

Think of it this way…each stride we take requires support from our entire body. As you walk, your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back all take impact. If you are wearing shoes that do not support that then our bodies will not want to support you! If you are able to be without shoes all the time then you might be ok to work that way. However, most of us have to wear some sort of dress shoe and if you then transition to a shoe without support, well your body will not be happy.

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