As a child, I went barefoot because it felt great. I didn’t know of any actual health benefits until I was much older. In fact I’ve learned that living barefoot not only feels really good and much more comfortable than wearing shoes, it prevents a myriad of problems most people have with their feet sooner or later. Continue reading “Being barefoot feels good, and has many health benefits”
When someone starts living barefoot or going barefoot most of the time, their soles will, over time, get thicker and tougher, and there will likely be some additional tolerance to some very warm or hot surfaces that may not have been possible before without discomfort. Continue reading “Barefooting on hot surfaces can sometimes be a challenge”
People who don’t go barefoot are often quick to point out that going barefoot outside of one’s home is dangerous because of all the hazardous objects sometimes found on the ground. Continue reading “Most debris on the ground is not hazardous to bare feet”
Note: This article was written by guest writer Neil C.
IF A BUSINESS IS INTOLERANT OF BARE FEET, THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER CHOICES!
By Neil C.
As someone that has gone barefoot for over three decades, I have seen that businesses can be either tolerant or intolerant of my bare feet. Continue reading “A few businesses disrespect barefooters, most others don’t”
On various barefooting groups and forums over the years, I’ve seen many posts reading something like the following:
“The only problem I have going barefoot is my family. They say it embarrasses them if I’m barefoot in public with them.” Continue reading “Embarrassment over a companion’s bare feet isn’t logical”
One issue that often comes up in barefooters discussion groups is whether or not it’s appropriate to attend a wedding or a funeral while barefoot. Continue reading “Being barefoot at a wedding or a funeral should be no issue”
One of the more pervasive of the many myths related to bare feet is that it is illegal to drive barefoot. One the other hand, this is one of the easiest to debunk. Another myth is that driving barefoot is somehow unsafe. Nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading “Driving barefoot is safer than driving while wearing footwear”
Please note: This article is not about extolling the virtues of flip-flops vs. other footwear for people who usually wear shoes. This article is for people who normally live barefoot, and in that context may occasionally need some temporary footwear when being barefoot may not be possible or practical.
Being barefoot is the most natural and healthiest way for humans to live, as the human foot was never designed to be be closed up in restrictive shoes. Shoes in fact are the cause of at least 90% of all foot problems suffered by people. Continue reading “Flip-flops are the closest ‘footwear’ to being barefoot”
Hiking is fun and great exercise, whether on a regular hiking trail or just out in the woods or wilderness on no trail at all. And doing that without shoes, boots, or any footwear at all is the most natural and environmentally friendly way possible to do it – that is, completely barefoot. Continue reading “Barefoot hiking is fun and a good workout for the feet”
The image at the top of this page is an example of the misleading signs being posted on a few official websites. This particular one is not only misleading, it is a blatant lie. There is no ‘law’ that requires a shirt or shoes, whether with a mask or otherwise.
In the last several months, it has come to my attention that several cities and other jurisdictions in the U.S. have been promoting signs or posters that are conflating a mask wearing requirement Continue reading “Some cities have posted misleading mask requirement signs”