posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:03 PM
On a side note, what's up with wearing shoes inside the house americans? Never understood that, it's crazy!
We kick them off at the door [if we are wearing them]. I am only truly unyielding with the kiddos in regards to shoes and headgear in the house.
Imagine the calluses?
Legitimate bare-footers do not have calluses. They [calluses] are actually very bad. Create undue pressure points when in shoes and when they get too
thick they crack, tear off violently, or blister underneath leading to infection. Feet [and hands for that matter] should be like couch leather;
resilient yet supple.
In regards to the winter "problem"... I am of the very anecdotal opinion [my anecdotal opinion at that], that the body's thermostat is controlled
by the feet. I.E. As the seasons change [and the ground temperature changes] you are more readily able to increase or decrease your core temperature
Currently, I can be comfortably bare foot in shorts with a long sleeve waffle top to about 35-38 F. When the ground has visible frost, I put on my
flipflops or feelmaxes until the frost or freeze is gone as a mitigation to potential frost burn. On occasion I have taken a few temp readings, and I
have noted 99 - 99.4 F. Was just curious at the time.
I have noticed I wear less clothes in the winter; I do not get chilled as easily. I have also noted that winter chapping and chafing in response to
air and temp changes has been effectively eradicated.
I go everywhere barefooted that allows it
...and 25 F is my current limit, where I am not acclimated to temps below that [YET!] And I have had Zero chances the last few years to brave snow
barefooted. Looking forward to it