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The Importance of Foot Health: Benefits of Barefoot Socks

Many Serasox customers rave about the anatomical health benefits they have experienced from wearing our barefoot-simulating socks. However, recent scientific evidence points to far greater barefoot health when barefoot walking that you may not have considered before.

What Research Has to Say

Recent studies suggest that grounding or earthing, where we have direct skin contact with the earth (as is with barefoot walking), could be a significant factor in overall health. 

Apart from enhancing foot health and helping strengthen feet, it may also have a significant impact on more serious health issues.

According to a paper from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), grounding activities (such as walking barefoot) can offer many health benefits, such as:

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1. Reduced Inflammation

Researchers suggested that grounding may positively affect the production of cytokines. These white blood cells help with the body’s natural inflammatory response. 

It may also help change the number of circulating neutrophils and lymphocytes, which are other white blood cells the body secretes during the inflammatory response. 

Interestingly, another research showed that contact with the earth helps transfer electrons from the surface to the skin directly. Barefoot health experts suggest that electron transfer might help neutralize free radicals and fight inflammation better. 

Since the antioxidants in our bodies are made up of electrons, the earth electrons that ‘enter’ the feet may help boost their activity. This, in turn, may make them fight chronic inflammation better.

Simply put, grounding offers health benefits similar to that of barefoot socks. That’s why it’s a must to focus on the importance of foot health as well. 

2. Better Heart Health

Perhaps more astonishingly, another paper on barefoot health suggests a possible link between grounding and reduction in blood viscosity or clumping. It is considered a significant contributor to cardiovascular disease. 

Heart disease is one of the leading mortality causes in the United States and worldwide. The article above highlights the emerging link between grounding on the electrical charge on red blood cells and the corresponding effects of red blood cell clumping. 

The observed effects from their experiment found that grounding increased electrical charge by an average of 2.7. This also significantly reduced red blood cell clumping or viscosity in the ten participants.  

While more scientific evidence is certainly needed in the area, the results of the studies show the fantastic promise and potential of barefoot walking on various barefoot health issues.

3. Enhanced Immunity 

Given the importance of foot health, many often wear protective and insulating footwear. Unfortunately, it may prevent a direct skin connection with the earth’s surface. Furthermore, it may affect your immunity as well.

Electrons, which we could get through grounding, help with immune cell function. Without them, a minor injury can lead to a long-term problem. 

Grounding, which has benefits similar to that of wearing barefoot socks, may help usher more electrons into the body. This, in turn, may help your immune system do its job better.

4. Better Sleep

The inflammation in the body can lead to poor sleep as well. It may interfere with your slumber cycle, which is why you may find it hard to stay asleep or get back to sleep. 

Besides promoting barefoot health, grounding may help reduce inflammation一and the sleep disruption it brings. So apart from recreating the feeling of barefoot walking with your Serasox, sleeping ‘grounded’ on the earth may also help you sleep soundly. 

5. Improved Well-Being

Walking barefoot is not only good for the heart; it’s great for the mind, too. According to the NLM paper above, it may help promote one’s well-being. That’s why walking barefoot along the beach can make us feel happier, content, and more positive. 

But even if you don’t have a beach to walk to nearby, Serasox socks may help you achieve a better sense of well-being. Given the health benefits of barefoot socks, Serasox may help boost your well-being as you walk around the house (or outside).

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6. Less Physical Discomfort

Given the importance of foot health, you probably have heard of the many benefits of barefoot walking. More often than not, these are expected compared to the serious health issues discussed above!  

For example, we understand innately how wearing gloves helps us grip things better (versus wearing mittens.) This, in turn, helps keep our fingers and hands stronger. Ultimately, doing so may help relieve pain all up our arms, including elbows and shoulders. 

The same logic applies to our feet. 

There are many health benefits of barefoot socks. For one, research suggests that grounding may help reduce pain. 

But, for some reason, people continue to wear foot mittens that do more harm than good! 

Unfortunately, our society has prioritized aesthetics rather than foot health. As a result, many experience problems related to poor barefoot health, including knee and hip issues. 

These may have stemmed from weak toes and feet, which may be significantly affected by wearing foot mittens (or regular socks) and misshapen shoes. While they’re fashionable, they may severely deform our feet.

Enjoy Better Barefoot Health

As you see above, there are many reasons why you should be wearing Serasox toe socks. They help to engage each toe independently in your feet. This, in turn, may help strengthen both your toes and your feet. Just as with our upper body, this may help reduce pressure on our knees, hips, and other joints. 

With Serasox, there are no compromises. That’s because we understand the importance of foot health. We combine the self-evident benefits of toe socks with our unique composition of natural bamboo (85%) and lycra (15% to allow for stretching.) These materials do not only promote improved anatomical function, but they can also help wick moisture and reduce odor! 

All of these一without sacrificing style. 

In fact, many of our customers say they constantly get compliments on the fashionability of  Serasox! 

Better yet, every purchase you make will help our campaign to save the planet.

Experience the best in comfort, function, and fashion一while you do your part for Mother Nature. Get a pair (or two) today and enjoy the many health benefits of wearing barefoot socks.