Going Barefoot

by Josée

I love the feeling of going barefoot. In the spring, summer and fall I never wear socks and rarely wear close-toed shoes. When I wear footwear I opt for simple flip flops, like these Flojos. I have always considered my barefooted-ness to be a guilty pleasure, sort of like eating homemade extra rich ice cream.

Many well meaning people have cautioned me on the dangers of going barefoot (and have shown me their not so pretty feet in the process). To be honest, I was starting to feel convinced that I had to start treating my feet better by wearing shoes and socks more often. Then…  I found a book at the library: The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes.

I did a quick peruse through the book tonight and came away feeling refreshed. Going barefoot is not bad like so many people believe. It is actually healthier to go barefoot! So kick off the shoes (and socks if it isn’t freezing) and try walking around barefoot. It feels.so.good!

3 comments

Primalfoot January 12, 2011 - 11:05 pm

Excellent! Keep up the good work!

You're not alone in your "guilty pleasure." Check out http://www.PrimalfootAlliance.org to connect with many more people who prefer to go barefoot. 🙂

Smiles,
Michael

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Providence Barefooter January 12, 2011 - 11:32 pm

Ha don't feel guilty about it it's good for you.

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Anonymous January 14, 2011 - 4:56 pm

I've been a barefooter for almost six years now, and I'll say keep it up. Bare feet are good for you. -John Taylor

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