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Happy FeetI’ve got happy feet! As a matter of fact, I’ve got very happy feet! I attribute some of my foot happiness to Soft Star shoes. If you haven’t heard of them, take a visit over to their website to see what they’re all about. If you’re into high fashion, high heels and red carpet walk type of shoes, don’t bother. Soft Star shoes are not for the follow-the-crowd fashion type.

My Philosophy on FeetBuster Brown Shoes

Back in the day when I was a wee one (many centuries ago), my parents believed that young children needed expensive hard shoes that would “support” their feet. And thus, my first pair of walking shoes were the infamous Buster Brown white topped with extremely hard and rigid brown bottoms. It was like walking with cement blocks. My parents meant well and did what they thought was best at the time.

But take a moment to think. When something is supported, it doesn’t need to use its own strength. If you break your leg, you get a cast and crutches. The cast to keep the bone stable enough to mend and crutches to hold you up until your leg heals enough to support your weight. Once the bones have knitted together the real work begins. The cast comes off and physical therapy begins. A cane replaces the crutches until you’re strong enough to walk without aid. It is well known that continued and prolonged use of the cast and crutches will cause the leg to atrophy. Only with physical therapy, weight-bearing exercises, stretching and flexing does the leg become strong. You see where I’m going with this?

Arch Support for Growing Feet

How do little feet become strong, flexible with well-functioning arches? Is it through lack of use by binding them in hard-soled shoes or is it through crawling, standing, walking, climbing and getting into positions adults only wonder how a child can contort so?

I have no scientific evidence one way or the other, but I can tell you, soft comfy shoes lead to happy feet. Ask yourself this question, “Do I feel more comfortable in my tight, restrictive, high (or low) heeled shoes, or in my bedroom slippers?” Something about soft comfortable shoes makes a person feel good. Whether it’s bedroom slippers, comfy sneakers or a favorite pair of moccasins, after a day of wearing restrictive shoes, you and your feet look forward to taking them off. Not so with Soft Star shoes.

Soft Star Shoes

Soft Star Shoes  came up in my search when looking for leather soled shoes that do not prevent grounding. Grounding is the process of discharging the excessive buildup of positive electrons by absorbing the earth’s naturally occurring negatively charged electrons. Grounding has been scientifically proven to help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, neutralize free radicals and a host of other benefits.

Our highly technological world is subjecting us to an onslaught of positive electrons. Our computers, smartphones, wifi networks, televisions, microwaves, refrigerators, smart meters and so on all contribute to the positive electron build up in our bodies. We then wear rubber-soled shoes that insulate us. It keeps the damaging positive electron build up in and the healing negative electrons of the earth out. Walking barefoot and/or wearing shoes that allow for the natural flow of energy between our bodies and the ground balances out our electronic imbalances.Soft Star

Walking barefoot up here in the sometimes frigid northeast isn’t feasible, that’s why I wear Soft Star shoes. Their custom-made leather soled or suede soled shoes with the inner sheepskin lining keep my feet warm and toasty while allowing for the natural inflow of the grounds electrons.

What I especially like about Soft Star shoes is you can mix and match to create shoes that are just right for you. I’m going to warn you, Soft Star shoes aren’t for everyone. I tend to dance to the beat of a different drummer so I’m perfectly happy with all of my Soft Star shoes. My co-workers lovingly referred to them as my “ugly pair of shoes.” My daughter and her husband call another pair my bowling shoes. It’s obvious that they’re not on board with the whole health, grounding thing, and that’s ok. I love my Soft Star shoes and proudly wear them all the time. Yes, I even have a pair for running.

Shoes for the Next GenerationBaby Soft Star

Not wanting my grandchild to undergo what I did with my firm-bottomed Buster Brown shoes, he already has his first pair of Soft Star shoes. He’s not quite walking yet, but he sure seems to get around really well in them. They’re soft and they bend, twist and flex with his every move. I see it’s now time to get him his second pair as he’s growing and getting into all kinds of predicaments. Fortunately, my son and daughter-in-law are fully onboard with grounding and its benefits so my grandson is in very capable hands.

Check out Soft Star shoes. Your feet will thank you!

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Full Disclosure: After writing this post I applied to and became an affiliate of Soft Star Shoes. If you order through any of my affiliate links, I earn commission.

About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

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