“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
Of course, Thoreau was speaking of the beauty of the natural world all around us, the earthly realm under our feet.
However, it isn’t very heavenly when feet are tired and sore.
Our feet take a beating every day. Studies and walking app data confirm that the average American walks somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 steps a day. Five thousand steps is about 2.5 miles and equal to about 912 miles per year. Active folks may be walking 5 to 7 miles a day, upping the yearly total to 2,500 miles or more!
During a lifetime, walking, running, dancing, climbing and hiking can take their toll on the delicate, complex structure of the ...