Seniors can wear barefoot shoes too! In modern western society an idea has taken root that advancing years means declining abilities. But we have learned from observation of non-western cultures and scientific research that this is not necessarily so – seniors can maintain and increase strength by exercising and/or not decreasing activity. This applies to feet in the same way – a young age is not a requirement to adapt to barefoot shoes. In fact, the flat and flexible soles of barefoot shoes might be especially helpful for older people who are at a higher risk of falling because they allow for more sensory feedback to the proprioceptive system. As with other medical considerations, you should consult with a medical professional for your unique needs.
Exercised – by Daniel Lieberman
Falls Are Leading Cause of Death in Seniors – CDC article
Specific whole-body shifts induced by frequency-modulated vibrations of human plantar soles – research article
A How To Find Shoes When You Have Bunions A bunion is when the metatarsal head (where the toe connects to the foot) moves away