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    feet breathing

    Are the following sentences natural?

    1. I've been on my shoes all day. Let me take them off first so that my feet can start breathing again.

    2. I prefer to wear sandals over shoes so that my feet can breathe.

    Can anybody give me an alternative way of saying the above?

    How do you describe the comfort you feel from being able to feel the air with your feet, apart from saying they can breathe?
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    Re: feet breathing

    1a. I've been on my feet all day. Let me take my shoes off so my feet can breathe.
    1b. I've been in my shoes all day. Let me take them off so my feet can breathe.

    2. I prefer wearing sandals over shoes because sandals let my feet breathe.

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    Re: feet breathing

    You can also 'air your feet', or 'let your feet air'.

    I need to air my wet feet.
    I like to let my feet air after wearing boots all day.
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    #4

    Re: feet breathing

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    2. I prefer to wear sandals over shoes
    That sounds to me as if you are wearing sandals on top of your shoes. I'd say "I prefer sandals to shoes".

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