In the beginning there were no shoes on our feet, we simply walked around with nothing protecting our feet from the rough terrain of the earth and on the surface that doesn't sound like a problem, but really it is. We don't just wear shoes so our feet look pretty or so we don't cut our foot on sharp twigs or bruise or foot on a rock we didn't see before we stepped on it, no shoes provide us with so much more than most people realize.
Our feet actually contain nerve endings that reach out and terminate at all parts of our body. Stepping on different terrain is not just uncomfortable to our feet, it can affect our entire body and health. If your arches, that middle part of your foot, is not supported correctly then your feet become flat and this can cause all sorts of problems from back pain when walking around on hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt, to headaches from the pounding shocks being sent to your spine where the rest of your nerve endings meet.
Wearing well supportive shoes is very important but comfort is also important as well. Shoes come in a large variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and even styles. Some have cozy soft padding, and others have extra support for your ankles. Some shoes these days even have designs on the insole that stimulate your nerve endings to help you relax and massage your feet as you walk, others are cushioned with air and various other modern technologies we've come to love and depend on.
When you find a pair of comfortable shoes that fit you so snug and warm that you'd wear them even though they are completely worn out and ugly, then you know you have a great pair of shoes. We all have that one pair of comfortable shoes that we fear we'll never find another like it again. These days there are a variety of online stores you can find great shoes on that include the many new technologies as well as some great styles that will tickle you or even make you stare at your shoes in fascination. Shoes are important socially but they are more important comfort-wise.