is this a serious question
I never wear shoes when I do my elliptical at home. Seems like a waste of clean socks to me. I don't wear shoes inside the house for anything else, and I walk around barefoot in my yard all the time when the weather is warm, so I don't see why I need them on the elliptical. Nobody else uses the machine, so it's not like I have to worry about anybody else's germs. Since you don't pick your feet up and put them down (like a treadmill), I don't see how it could possibly change the impact of the exercise on your joints or why it would have any effect on your spine. Mine does have little ridges on the foot part, but if I put my feet in the right spot they don't bother me. I've been doing it that way for years without any negative effects that I can see. Obviously it would be different at the gym on shared equipment, but at home, who cares?
marilynkay123 wrote: »
I have never worn shoes but recently my right foot has started to hurt opposite of my instep so I Googled this question and found an article that said, "When you stride along on an elliptical trainer, your feet don't leave the pedals, but your weight does shift as your legs take turns supporting your body on the down strokes. That makes it important to wear a shoe with satisfactory lateral support, to keep your foot stable throughout each stride." Here is the link: https://livehealthy.chron.com/matter-type-shoe-wear-work-out-elliptical-6310.html
autumnblade75 wrote: »
Too bad about the zombie thread, I wanted to ask the people who were skeeved out about bare feet on treadmills why they worried about it if they're wearing shoes?
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