When we destroy our natural walking and running pattern with popular, inappropriate shoes, we open the door to pain, injuries and other obstacles to movement.
Social proof is a powerful influencing factor. We are set to believe that whatever is common is normal and therefore cannot be that bad. Pop tarts for breakfast? Why not?
Stop being such a buzzkill, Shane.
But a quick rundown of history shows how often following herd norms can lead the masses to insane behaviors.