One of my favorite things about beach vacations is letting my toes sink into sand. What you want to do is find the tide line, take two or three steps towards the water, and then just stand and feel yourself sink a little with every new wave of water that crashes at your feet.
And as if we needed more reasons to love it, word on the street is that sand also has side benefits. Going barefoot on the beach can help:
- Stimulate nerve endings on the soles of your feet, literally making every step feel good
- Exfoliate dead skin cells from your heels, so you’re practically getting a free pedicure
- Strengthen the muscles in your feet. If you ever try playing beach soccer or volleyball (or if you have to chase down your favorite hat to stop it from going into the water), you’ll know what I mean
- Absorb electrons, which help support our immune system
So do you guys prefer to keep your flip-flops on, or do you let your toes hang out when you hit the beach?
- I keep my shoes on at all times
- I let my feet touch the sand
- What are shoes?