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02-09-2009, 07:15 PM
Anyone else barefoot? I've been working up the last few days, trying to get my feet in tune with nature. I've noticed I haven't gotten static shocks at all which is nice (My electric current is stabalized when I touch the ground). My feet have a good number of blisters.. but that is only because i ran 3 miles this morning.
Crazy Healer Lady
02-10-2009, 07:59 AM
You'll develop a thicker skin on your feet but in the meantime soak your poor feet!
I love barefoot. Since I moved to the city I have been barefoot far less than liked, but all my life I was a barefoot girl. You know you're a country girl when you can walk on gravel like it's grass.
Good on you :) It's so healthy for you! Take it slow though until your feet build up that strength.
02-10-2009, 09:52 AM
I love barefooting, too.
I have an earthFX pad to put my bare feet on when I am at the computer . . . almost as good as the real thing. I can't wait for the ground to thaw here. Sometimes I go barefoot on ice and snow, but I can only stand that for so long.
02-10-2009, 01:15 PM
Ditto rawstrength! I sleep on the barefoot sheets too! :D
02-10-2009, 06:14 PM
Oooh I love going barefoot! I think the best feeling in the world, even better than a foot bath, is walking barefoot on the dewy grass in the early morning hours. That is just sheer heaven, in my opinion and I've found that it actually softens the skin of your feet too. It's a shame that being barefoot anywhere outside one's own home and yard is such a social taboo though.
Barefoot on the treadmill is always an exhilarating experience as well, at least to me. The vibration of the machine makes my feet very happy.
02-10-2009, 06:21 PM
I went to school barefoot today, I had a pair of shoes with me the entire time though. I was only asked to put shoes on in History by the right wing loser teacher, and by my biology teacher- she said only when walking around and doing labs. She is Indian and told me that it is a cultural norm to be barefoot, regardless of social status.
I have a HUGE ass blister on my left toe that I had to lyce with a needle. It is still sore. I'll have to let my feet heal tonight heh
02-11-2009, 08:01 AM
You know you're a country girl when you can walk on gravel like it's grass.
I wasn't country, but a very small-town girl. I remember walking up and down the gravel alley behind our house every spring trying to get my feet toughened up.
I'm almost 54 and still love those first warm days when I can finally go outside barefoot.
I love being barefoot. Why is it such a social taboo? I used to run around all day outside with no shoes on. I would run over hot pavement and rocks and it was so much fun. I love the feeling. Alas, these days, my feet are baby soft and I only go barefoot in my house. :( I should start taking my shoes off more, especially outside. :)
02-11-2009, 07:05 PM
I was able to pick up a nice small pair of flip flops for 1$ (literally) that i can keep in my pocket now for when I see a teacher approaching around the corner. I have a huge blister on my left toe but my feet are getting use to it all :)
02-11-2009, 08:35 PM
Tell them if tuition and books didn't cost so much you could afford to wear shoes. :) Then they may shut up or atleast you might get a free pair of shoes if they are the compassionate type. I love to barefoot in the summer. I should more in winter. Not sure about public buildings (school) because of the public bathrooms...ech! Have fun. :D
02-12-2009, 06:43 PM
Lol i'm in high school. Don't think it would even be an issue in college...
My barefoot hemp sandals came int he mail, I'm happy they were cheap and are cool
02-12-2009, 08:00 PM
LOL, when I was in middle and high school in rural Texas in the 80s, I was famous and/or infamous :D for going barefoot. I did live in a very rough, unhospitable to tender feet, rural area and spent all my time running around unshod. I still do unless out and about in stores and such, and my kids are barefoot at home all the time, both inside and out of the house.
There is a Cars song, "Just What I Needed," wherein one of the lines is, "She doesn't wear her shoes," and my boyfriend and friends said that song was about me. :P
So, yeah, hurrah for bare feet.
02-14-2009, 10:57 PM
I'm a country girl... I dread the days in early winter when I can't wear flip flops because it's dangerously cold. I'm in Minnesota and am notorious for not wearing 'real' shoes. I broke out the flips about two weeks ago as soon as it was above zero degrees! I'd go 100% barefoot if it were safer (you never know what you might contract from 'misplaced' needles and such in a metropolitan city). I can remember actually forgetting to put shoes on before going out with my family at least once and had to run back in the house! I should've been born in the 60's... I think I'm part hippie :)
Power to the feet!
02-15-2009, 05:59 AM
Power to the feet!
02-18-2009, 10:07 AM
Barefoot in the house. But outside, it would only take one pebble to take me down!
02-22-2009, 01:19 PM
Barefoot on dewy grass uuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmm yes. I want to go right now.Its snowing though. I will asap.
rawstrength I want to get fx pad too.My son did for his bed and for pc work.
Barefoot=connection to the earth,grounded,safe,happy.
02-22-2009, 07:44 PM
I think this is week two now. People are getting to hang of me walking barefoot. I am a part of the young epidemiology club- a club devoted to fighting bacteria, disease, epedemics infection viruses ETC at our school and they all freak out when I come in without shoes ("OMG BACTERIA OMG"). Lol.
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