In gait analysis there are two points of foot contact analyzed during landing—heel strike and foot flat (where the ball of the foot comes down to the ground), but really there are 17 joints between “heel strike” and “foot flat," that should articulate to bring the foot closer to the floor. Today I want you to use them.
Have you ever been in a class where they’ve told you to roll your spine down and back up “one vertebrae at a time?” Today I want you to apply this same concept to your foot. Instead of moving only the ankle joint when walking, I want you call on the muscles within the feet to break “landing” into many controllable, active steps. Your reward: Increased muscle use, better ankle and knee stabilization, and warmer feet. (You're welcome, Canada.) You can see this as more work for the same number of steps you were going to be taking anyway.
P.S. If you think it is easy to get a pair of alignment socks on the foot of a skeleton, YOU'D BE MISTAKEN.