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I Go Barefoot In Public

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    Full Circle! - I had been a closet barefooter all my life, but could never do it in my parents house growing up. As soon as I moved out of my parents' home and into my own place, I...
    Barefootconservative Barefootconservative 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    First Time Barefoot In Public - Yesterday was my best day! I had never gone barefoot in public but yesterday I went barefoot by "accident". So I was in my house when my friend came...
    bfeetbare bfeetbare 16-17, M 1 Response May 2, 2013

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    I Like To Go Barefoot In Public -      Hi. I love to go barefoot in public. Especially i like in subway or train station. In summer i go barefoot almost always.
    barefootboy88 barefootboy88 22-25 6 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    A couple of years ago, I decided to go into a retail store to purchase flip flops. But, I decided to be humorous by not wearing any shoes or socks (the implication being I didn't...
    barefootfan29 barefootfan29 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Barefoot At Subways - The favorite place where I love to go barefoot is Subways. It's really barefoot friendy and no one tells you anything about being barefoot. Sometimes before I...
    Barefooter25 Barefooter25 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    I have been an active public barefooter for over 12 years, and have been going barefoot 24/7 for about the past 5 years. I am also a mother, and I proudly allow and encourage my...
    barefoothippychick barefoothippychick 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    I Am Serious! - I can't stand shoes. SO it is barefoot for me. I walk around showing off my little feet. I love to see peoples looks when they see I don't where shoes and don't...
    13yearsago 13yearsago 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Wish I Could Always Be Barefoot - I live in the midwest, Illinois (southern), and barefoot isn't common at all here. Yet, I decided to pioneer it. I absolutely love it, but I do...
    BarefootPeter BarefootPeter 18-21 5 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    Back Into The Belly Of The Beast - Well, it took a couple years but I finally got up the nerve to go back. Back in mid-June of 2011, I walked barefoot into a drug store to pick up...
    Barefootconservative Barefootconservative 41-45, M 5 Responses May 12, 2013

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    At the beginning I was very insecure about being barefoot in public - I always had the fear people would begin to stare at me. But I took courage and discovered being barefoot is...
    viktorwolfman viktorwolfman 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Gardening Barefoot - Thanks for the support guys! I'm beginning to live barefoot more, especially the fact that I haven't bought any new shoes and socks since I am a bit tight...
    Bfeetfoot Bfeetfoot 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Stilettos & Not - I love heels. I love kicking them off! I love walking barefoot in the grass. Wet grass!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    Barefeet Downunder - I'm a barefoot mummy down here in Auckland, New Zealand, 24/7 no shoes, haven't worn any for almost five years. Summertime down here and being barefoot is so...
    solemum solemum 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    I Hate Shoes. - I am trying to wear shoes. But lot of time I catch my self with out shoes and I relisted I need shoes on . I just hate shoes. I feel like they are a cage on my...
    Ladypanda Ladypanda 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    Public Barefoot Challenge - A while ago I was chatting online with other fans of barefeet. during the chat I agreed to take on some barefooted challenges and post some pictures to...
    barefootben barefootben 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Barefoot In London - in the summer I found myself in London (UK) it was a warm day and once my business was done I found myself in a Park just off of Baker Street with a little...
    barefootben barefootben 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    Sad Summers Over - Been a great barefoot season this year. Have not had any people make comments in any of the over 75 stores and businesses I have been in. Can't wait until next...
    Barefoot58 Barefoot58 56-60, M Sep 19, 2013

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    Score One For The Team - I was at a resale shop today with my wife, one we have been to many times before. This time however the lady at the counter told me I had to have shoes on...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Friday - I was barefoot most of Friday. I went to the coffee shop, super market, post office and bank all the while barefoot. I enjoy getting out on a nice day doing my choars...
    iwonto iwonto 41-45, M Apr 22, 2012

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    Going Barefoot - When I was a kid we lived in Spain. Each year the church had a procession at Easter for those who have confessed to a sin- one of them, every year, was told to go...
    naughty38man naughty38man 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    At The Dentist Again - Went to the dentist last month for my cleaning, barefoot of course, and when the hygienist lady noticed she said oh you're that barefoot guy. I thought that...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Barefoot It Is - Ever since I started gong barefoot more I don't like shoes anymore. It's much more comfortable going barefoot. If not for work I would be barefoot 24/7. I want to...
    kevinsjr kevinsjr 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    Movies - While standing in the over-priced snack line at the movie theater, apparently my wife heard the floor sweeper people say "look at that freak, he's not wearing shoes. She...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M Jul 15, 2013

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    Barefoot Blind Counselor - My name is Dan Miller and this is the condensed, abridged, I don’t want to send you into a comma version of my story of why I am a public barefooter. I...
    CounselorDan CounselorDan 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    Travelling Without Shoes Or Shirt - Right now I am sitting on a ferry, the only one on here with a bare chest and really dirty bare feet among a couple of hundred fully dressed...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless 41-45, M Jan 30, 2013

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    Walkin' The Dog - Took the dog for a walk today on this lovely spring day. Went barefoot the whole time, didn't have shoes with me anyways. I mapped my route when I got home and...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M May 5, 2013

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    So Weird... - The temperatures around here dropped really fast this year. My limit for being barefoot anywhere but at home is 55 degrees or 50 if it's sunny. It has been colder...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    How I Started Feeling Free! - It started by driving barefoot, it was so nice and new! I was so shy at first, what got me hooked was how real everything felt, and my first time...
    Benblazing Benblazing 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    First Errands Of The New Year - I had to do some errands this morning and on the first day out in public in 2013, I did them barefoot. I had to go and get my mom's car washed and...
    Barefooter25 Barefooter25 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Its So Me - Wherever i go....to the mall...to church...to the movies...on a trip,I always go barefoot....where ever and whenever I can.When i go off the job in the mornings,I...
    kaalpoter kaalpoter 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    I needed to catch a flight today. Still on crutches and barefoot I went to check in with no shirt in sight. No problem, I got my boarding pass with no mention of my being shirtless...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Vacation - Just got back from a 5 camping trip and I spent almost all of it barefoot. I didn't pack any socks and only brought one pair of flip flops, so there was no way of ever...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M Jun 16, 2013

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    Barefoot At The Train Station - Railway stations are very suitable places for being barefoot, provided that you're not too shy and have no problems with dirty soles. With shyness...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    Barefoot Fun - Ever science I was a little kid I loved going barefoot and today I go pretty much anywhere barefoot now from, the grocery store to the school to the library. I love...
    Loli77 Loli77 16-17 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    How It All Started - Growing up I always had shoes on! I remember having horrible athletes foot. It wasn't by my choice as I remember, my mom is what I call a shoe freak. She never...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Barefoot On Hot Black Top - I absolutely love to go barefoot during summer when the temps are in the 90's-100's and try to walk on the hot sphalt. Anybody else like to push their...
    cafreestyle2001 cafreestyle2001 31-35 4 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Becoming More Common? - I have gone years without seeing anyone barefoot anywhere other than in the house or at the pool/beach. This summer however, within the past month even, I...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    Barefoot And Love It! - Hi everyone.   Honestly, one of the things I love most if I have time to myself (day off or holidays) is going barefoot. I prefer the feel, look...
    subaru10 subaru10 36-40 3 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Shopping Barefoot - I have wanted to go barefoot in public for a long time now but never could get up the nerve. I started wearing flip flops 8 years ago even to work sometimes and...
    Barefoot58 Barefoot58 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Had an accidental and rather chaotic barefoot day in the rain yesterday. As usual I wore my casual T-shirt and shorts to school yesterday (my school allows free clothes, we have no...
    bfeetfootfeet bfeetfootfeet 16-17, M 6 Responses Mar 14

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    Theater Feet - i went barefoot to the movies tonight. i've never done that before. i was at a friends and didnt have shoes with me and we were driving around at 10:00 and decided...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    Going barefoot on public is fantastic! The sensations and the likelihood of black soles are endless.
    barefooted barefooted 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Doctors Office - Took my wife in to the doctors yesterday and I came into the room with her. I was barefoot and had my vff's in the car just incase. Got a few odd looks in the...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M May 22, 2013

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    Barefoot Dude In The Mall - I was the barefoot Dude in the mall the other day. Waking barefoot into Radio Shack for the 2nd time in 1 week I overheard the guys that work there say...
    jetspeed jetspeed 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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    Why Am I The Only One Barefoot? - Is it me? Or does anyone else find that they are the only one barefoot in public? I keep thinking I might see someone else today. But no. I...
    Benblazing Benblazing 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Caught by the boss! Well, one of them anyway... So last year, while I trying to public barefoot, I was once again low on gas. Having not gone anywhere barefoot that day, I...
    Barefootconservative Barefootconservative 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    In our neighborhood there are a few schools where the kids attend barefoot.It seems so good.Its good to see that Sa schools still encourage kids to go barefoot.I stopped to fill up...
    africanude africanude 51-55, M a week ago

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    We all have our "freak flags" and going barefoot is one of mine. (Just using the expression, not name calling) As a child of the 70's (coming of age) in CA, particularly in beach...
    geonet geonet 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    One summers day I want to my friends house for the weekend. My mom dropped me of to james who is my friend his sister Rebecca opened the door she was barefoot when want in she ask...
    mrmarkuk1 mrmarkuk1 18-21 1 day ago

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    When at home inside and outside by the pool, I love to be barefoot. Occasionally, I will wear flip flops when outside. I have been known to be barefoot in the passenger's seat of...
    barbaratownsend barbaratownsend 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    Aside from the enjoyment of the comfort and freedom that comes with going barefoot,there's nothing I like better than to spread the word of the freedom,I really wish more people...
    Logantron95 Logantron95 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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