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Walking Barefoot.

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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Well he eventually got prosthetic feet because it causes major back problems over time. But i had another friend that went without shoes for a year. He said he never had back problems and his posture was perfect. Personally im not to into the spiritual earth thing but if that works for you cool
. I really think that people were not made to wear shoes it is more of a social thing. I do believe clothes were just to regulate body temp and had real survival value. Over time we probably lost our hair because we stated wearing more clothes, but clothes really do not effect function too much. Shoes on the other hand make a huge difference in how you walk and im pretty sure we would be better off without them.




posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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I must be too heavy for the beach is about the only place I can walk barefoot and not get hurt by every little pebble.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:10 AM
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Just thought I would add, I love driving barefoot - exhilarating!



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 06:21 AM
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Originally posted by juveous
Just thought I would add, I love driving barefoot - exhilarating!


For sure. It is especially fun in a stick shift vehicle. Sometimes I can drive with just my big toe on the gas pedal! It's really fun.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 06:30 AM
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Originally posted by SolarE-Souljah
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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!?


The term "tenderfoot" springs to mind.

Like you, I'm most comfortable with company that automatically bends to remove their shoes upon entering the house. Can't help it. It's what I do and I guess I just expect it from others.
"Hillbilly that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off. Y'all come back now, y'hear?" The Ballad of Jed Clampett by Flatt and Scruggs



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 07:18 AM
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Originally posted by Curious and Concerned
I mean, we're not born with shoes are we.


If that's an argument than we can throw everything out of the window because we weren't "born with it" or "People didn't had it for a long time".
Hey, kick your computer into the trash, you aren't born with one, people a hundred years ago hadn't one, you don't need one.
With an argument like that, it's best for you to crawl back into a cave.



Originally posted by Curious and Concerned
I can't imagine why some people are so concerned about getting a bit of dirt between their toes.


The basic answer: It's disgusting
Long Answer: Dirt, animals, dog #, trash, plants, all kinds of ugly things you could step into.

I bet those people who don't wear shoes are the same that don't shower every day and wear the same clothes for more than 1-2 days, just because they think they don't have to be civilized human beings



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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Methinks someone may not fare too well during any apocolyptic scenario. Just sayin'.


[edit on 23-4-2010 by 23refugee]

[edit on 23-4-2010 by 23refugee]



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by dusty1
Check out this book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.

I have started to train in Vibram Five Finger Shoes.

Some research has shown that the human foot is not designed to run or walk in heavily cushioned shoes.

Some injuries may be prevented by slowly ( and I mean very, slowly) strengthening your feet with barefoot or minimal shoe training.


I am curious as to how you like those shoes? Does it make running or walking easier? Does it alleviate foot pain, leg pain, or back pain?

Would these be good shoes to run or do aerobics in?

Thanks!



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by SolarE-Souljah

Originally posted by juveous
Just thought I would add, I love driving barefoot - exhilarating!


For sure. It is especially fun in a stick shift vehicle. Sometimes I can drive with just my big toe on the gas pedal! It's really fun.


I thought it was illegal to drive barefoot or without proper shoes?



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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could be up to the state. News to me!



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by juveous
could be up to the state. News to me!


I do hope it's forbidden. In Germany it is. It's just not safe to drive a car without shoes, you can lose control easly.
Just thinking about, that there could be a car crash, maybe people dying, mabe even children and just because a stupid naturefreak wouldn't want to wear shoes...



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 02:39 PM
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I love walking barefoot, all my life I've walked barefoot outside for hours. My feet were tough enough to run on gravel.

Sadly I stopped walking outside barefoot so much after I moved, the ground out here if full of thorns (goat heads) that get dropped by sage brush.

Does not feel good pulling them out of your feet.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowAngel85

Originally posted by juveous
could be up to the state. News to me!


I do hope it's forbidden. In Germany it is. It's just not safe to drive a car without shoes, you can lose control easly.
Just thinking about, that there could be a car crash, maybe people dying, mabe even children and just because a stupid naturefreak wouldn't want to wear shoes...


Nature freak? Children dieing? Puppies having their heads twisted off and then drained of blood? Ok, I threw that last one in their to add to the the lunacy train you have going. Driving barefoot is illegal in Missouri just like carrying a sword concealed that is over 6 ft long is....... Its never enforced because its one of those archaic laws that was drawn up one day that serves zero purpose and was just never taken off the books. If a "alwaysshoed" person tried to drive one day without shoes then sure, but thats not what your saying.

I dont feel "connected" to mother earth or have some sense of spiritual awakening while walking barefoot i just prefer it for the same reason i prefer strawberry milkshake over a chocolate one.
Bunch of tender foots really have invaded the thread. You know the guys/gals that cringe and say ouch while walking barefoot over pea gravel lololol. Barefoot since birth id be willing to bet if some of the tender foots and the barefeeters entered a contest on feet health "enter this contest at the nearest fantasy land"the barefeeters would prolly come out ahead. Im talking people who choose to go barefoot as a preference. Not third world barefoot. Big diff.

Im not sure how this thread got controversial hhaha.


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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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A country girl can survive.
Barefoot is normal. And -
Some of us do get "power" from the earth !
Just one of those things.
Shoes are necessary because
Cities create germs and filth, danger;
Coruscant,Venus project. nothing so clean about that.
I will take the no shoes and stay where i belong.
love.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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I've learned so much from this thread. I think my favorite thing has got to be the term "tenderfoot". hehe. Matches perfectly for the all the time shoe wearers. Just letting you shoe wearers know, yes it does smell really really bad when you take off your shoes after wearing them all day. Nasty nasty. Think of all the disgusting fungi and other bacteria living in your shoes, plus the fact that you put your feet in there. ew. But, everyone is entitled to their own preferences, and it is your life, so I can't really judge.

And yes people, I understand how in a big dirty city, barefoot walking would be somewhat not that cool.

But where I grew up, and where I am now, there is plenty of nice grass and actual ground instead of concrete and asphalt.

So yeah.

I really enjoy all the input everyone, and like someone said, walking barefoot is a good way to get ready for when the SHTF.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowAngel85

It's just not safe to drive a car without shoes, you can lose control easily.


Bull. When I drive barefoot, there is a great tactile feeling to it. I tested this myself. I drove barefoot, and then I drove with shoes, and I felt that wearing shoes impacted my driving in a negative way.

Like I said, it is all up to people's preferences and what they are used to.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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I too have heard of people saying they feel a deep connection to the Earth when going barefoot. As for me, there is nothing like soft grass on bare feet..



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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I agree it feels cool and all, but here in the desert. Well i would rather not get bit by a rattlesnake. And the rocks are sharp and cactus is pointy (ouch). Thick enough boots out here can save you from a potential deadly bite.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 06:06 PM
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Not to mention, in some states, it is illegal to drive barefoot, and with certain types if sanadals.

Being barefoot, is cool, just be aware of all the dangers in doing so.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 07:02 PM
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Try running over some rocks and you'll prolly realize why humans invented them. Shoes like any other things humans usually tend to invent was intended to improve life.

Have fun looking like a tool.



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