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Walking Barefoot.

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posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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I love your thread Souljah
m'Bride and I moved to a sleepy lil' island about 17 years ago. From that time, I went barefoot as often as I could and still continue to do so.

Now, the truth is, I injure my feet all the time, but I can't help myself -- I have to go barefoot as much as I can. One time, I came inside from a short walk, and I noticed as I was walking to the kitchen that I heard a "click click" as I was walking. I happened to look down and saw that I was leaving a small blood spot. I had picked up a small piece of glass and the message had not yet hit my peabrain. It really never did hurt.

Another time, I felt something sticking to the bottom of my foot and swiped it across the top of my other foot, as people do, and cut the top of the other foot quite deeply with the sliver of glass that I'd picked up. four stitches.

Here, on this rock where we live, much of the shore, bluff, and general lowlands are a tad sharp for bare feet, even battle-hardened ones like mine:


Still, when I'm not de/con/structing something or working on a job somewhere, I'm barefoot. Guess what though.......... Going barefoot sometimes makes your feet look rough and gnarly.
Me no care. That's what they make miracle mineral oil for. Bring on the hot coals!




posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Why are so many people scared of getting a cut or walking on a hot surface. What the hell do you think people did before shoes were created?


I enjoy being outside barefoot. I like to climb trees barefoot too. Yeah yeah I'm 20 years old and still climbing trees. Shove it pal.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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I go barefoot all the time during the summer. It just seems natural to me. I hate it when I see "glass in grass," and I always stop to pick it up.

My husband always complained about me going outside barefoot. Then he read a book by survivalist Cody Lundin and now he goes barefoot too.

Also, if you step on a bee, put some ammonia on it, like every 5 minutes, and it won't swell up.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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thanks for the bee tip! I hadn't heard that sodakota.
I go barefoot a lot, but NEVER in the sea barefoot. Most of the serious hazards (scorpionfish, sea urchins, rays, burning coral, etc.) are on the bottom, and often in shallow water, at least here.

I can even walk on the ironshore (photo above) barefooted, at least until I get to the really sharp, pointy stuff near the edge. It just feels good, doesn't it? I wear homemade moccasins much of the time when I'm out and about, even though they look kinda funny with shorts.
I suppose fashion becomes somewhat unnecessary the older we get.

cheers

[edit on 22/4/10 by argentus]



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by argentus
I go barefoot a lot, but NEVER in the sea barefoot. Most of the serious hazards (scorpionfish, sea urchins, rays, burning coral, etc.) are on the bottom, and often in shallow water.



This is so very true. It's even truer in places such as tide pools.
If you look in most tide pools, they are chock full of "vana" or sea urchins. You gotta wear da slippahz in tide pools or avoid touching the bottom.

[edit on 22-4-2010 by SolarE-Souljah]



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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I love your display picture! It is really relevant to this thread! Thank you.
I really like how they look kind of busted up, sorry if that offends.

But that is how my feet look. It gives them some character and what feet should look like.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 06:52 PM
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Ive been walking barefoot my whole life. Have gotten callouses on my feet that would make a catchers mitt look soft as velvet. In the woods over rocks in creeks rivers etc.

If I wasnt forced to wear shoes for work id go barefoot all he time. Remmebr a article in Backpacker Magazine www.backpacker.com...

www.backpacker.com...

Always remeber to have backup shoes/sandals though. I have some pretty tough feet but no amount of callous will keep your feet from freezing or save you from walking over broken glass allah Bruce Willis in the first die hard
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I still wear sandals in the winter. Just keep the snow off the top of your feet and keep moving body heat will keep your feet warm once you get used to it.

Keep on going barefoot most liberating thing i do on a daily basis.

[edit on 22-4-2010 by SiKFury]



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by SiKFury


Keep on going barefoot most liberating thing i do on a daily basis.

[edit on 22-4-2010 by SiKFury]


A nice walk in the morning on icy cold grass is the best way to wake up. The feeling of that cool grass on your feet plus all the energy you get from the Earth really puts a spring in your step.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 07:16 PM
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posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by The_Zomar
Why are so many people scared of getting a cut or walking on a hot surface. What the hell do you think people did before shoes were created?


That's why our society is so great, we don't have to live like # anymore.


Barefoot? Really? I hate that, never ever without shoes and socks for me. All the dirt, all the # you could step into, cutting your feet or get other damage to them.
Shoes are great and comfortable, i love my nike sneakers, even though i'm by far no shoe addict (i own only 5 pair of shoes), i wouldn't want to live without them. After all i'm a modern human beign and no neanderthal



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 08:36 PM
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Ha this is funny, i was thinking about doing this.

We should start a facebook group.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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When I was young I seldom wore shoes unless I had to. Nothing wrong with enjoying that. Keep walking



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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I'm a true Hillbilly.
I'll wade the creek barefoot before I'll wet a pair of boots.
I was born barefoot, reared barefoot, and I'll be buried barefoot.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 11:03 PM
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I am genuinely amazed by the amount of people on here who feel that walking barefoot is some kind of "primitive" or strange outlandish past time. How many of you people actually go outside?
(and I don't just mean walking from the carpark to work, shops, etc)

I mean, we're not born with shoes are we. I guess that I'm just lucky that I've been brought up in a place where shoes are not a neccessity. How many places actually don't serve you for not wearing shoes? Sure, here in NZ you need shoes to get into bars and nightclubs etc, but I have been served anywhere and everywhere in my plain old bare feet.

I only really wear shoes when I have to, although it's not something I make a concious effort to strive for. It's just easier and more comfortable for me.
The process the OP is reffering to is what happens for me every summer. I get my "summer soles".


I can't imagine why some people are so concerned about getting a bit of dirt between their toes. IMO, it's good for you to get a little dirty every now and then. I'd hate to see what happens when these people ever get taken from their nice, sheltered world, and actually... get their feet wet!


Sure, there's a time and a place when shoes are necessary, but for me, that's not every time I step outside. Although a good pair of jandals (thongs, flip flops, whatever you call them) certainly comes in handy when making the sprint to the water line on a hot summers day along the black sand beaches on our west coast...



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 11:33 PM
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Yeah, it seems like some people don't understand we spent our entire lives in places where it's okay to be barefoot! The term is called Cultural Relativism, which means you should try understand that the reason people do certain activities or ways of life is because it is a part of their heritage and culture.

One thing that really bothers me about my current place of residence has got to be how people don't take their shoes off when entering houses! How gross is that!?



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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Originally posted by randyvs
My boots are best friend and my feet don't stink either.



...ahahahahaaa!... yeah, right... after being locked up in boots, your feet may not stink to you but theres a reason why everyone runs from the room gagging when you set your dawgs free...


...another little tidbit about shoes - if you store them in the same closet that you keep your clothes in, your clothes stink... you may not be able to smell the stench because you're accustomed to it but its there... try this experiment... seal your most used shoes in an air-tight bag for a week, then open the bag and take a big whiff... thats what your clothes smell like... leather shoes are the worst, especially if worn with nylon socks or stockings - big time gagger...



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 12:30 AM
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I live barefoot.
It's very very rare you'll find me in shoes.
I keep a pull on pair of sandals in the car for the store.
And guess what - I truly believe I'm healthier for it too.
Great thread - I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that abhors shoes.
For me shows are significant of only one thing = Someone (or some situation) is forcing me do something I don't want to. Like go to a funeral, etc.

S&F for a great thread.





[edit on 23-4-2010 by silo13]



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 12:32 AM
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At camp I knew a 13 year old girl who did this. She was really cool.

There was this one time when we went hiking, and it rained a ton, and everyone was uncomfortable because their shoes and socks were soaked, but she was fine.

Shoes are pretty much a complete ripoff.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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Yeah i had a friend that lost both his feet and had to walk around on stumps. After a while they got real rough but he always had to be moving or he would fall over. He was very connected to his earth mother he went to indian casinos and everything.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by zaiger

Yeah i had a friend that lost both his feet and had to walk around on stumps.


That is so freaking amazing. He is now one of my heroes!
I would shake that guy's hand and give him major props.
Thank you for this contribution!




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