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I Go Barefoot In Public

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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 before doing that, I stopped at a gas station to vacum the inside of it and of course, my soles were getting dirty. After taking the...
    Barefooter25 Barefooter25 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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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 barefoot! I had never seen anything like it! I mean round the pool is okay but in public? At the same time there...
    naughty38man naughty38man 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 3, 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 summer!
    Barefoot58 Barefoot58 56-60, M Sep 19, 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 neat. I do all my shopping barefoot, go to restaurants in barefeet, do everything without shoes - and simply love the...
    solemum solemum 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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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 have seen one young kid barefoot in the customer center where I work, an early teenage girl walking barefoot around a...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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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 economically as a student here. Yesterday me and my friends helped the gardeners to clean the school garden and did some gardening...
    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 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, it's no fun to go barefoot there. You will feel observed, and indeed, a lot of people will stare at your bare, dirty feet. They will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    Recently, I walked into a branch of a bank

    I’m a member of barefoot. While on line waiting to be served, the manager saw me and said, “Hi, how are you?” “Good,” I said. After a while of looking in my general area, she looked down and noticed my bare feet. “Where are your shoes?” she asked. “I don’t...
    countingtoesisfun countingtoesisfun 26-30, M Aug 27

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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 uniform here) and I wore my shoes and socks. It was a bright morning so I walked off without any umbrella or raincoat...
    bfeetfootfeet bfeetfootfeet 16-17, M 6 Responses Mar 14

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    Going barefoot on public is fantastic!

    The sensations and the likelihood of black soles are endless.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I don't usually go barefoot,

    but I have done it twice. I didn't want to do it but I had no choice, as I was varying my cousin who fainted and had no time to get my shoes.
    4everbored 4everbored 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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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 remove my shoes and socks.Come summer or winter...I go barefoot. I recently went to work in my car,and after I had...
    kaalpoter kaalpoter 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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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 was in the rain. From then on I started not wearing sandals from home to the car, eventually i started pumping gas barefoot. The...
    Benblazing Benblazing 41-45, M 8 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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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 care! Who would wear shoes if they had the choice now come on, be serious! I am a little girl who loves to show off her...
    13yearsago 13yearsago 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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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 to go to a movie. she asked if i wanted to go buy a pair of flipflops or something. i just said **** it, i'll go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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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 stopped and gave them a look but I told her don't worry about it, it wasn't bothering me any. Whatever. -The...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M Jul 15, 2013

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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 waiting room. My wife's doctor was the only one to say anything about it. He asked in a very shocked tone if I had worn...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M May 22, 2013

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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 started getting monthly pedicures and taking care of my feet so they look nice and are tan. 2 weeks ago I took the...
    Barefoot58 Barefoot58 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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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 go there to buy my lunch, I usually end up walking around barefoot at the shopping plaza where the Subways is at. The...
    Barefooter25 Barefooter25 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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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 to be in the store. Well, with all my stress lately my patience has about run out; so I looked right at her and said "since...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M Sep 20, 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 "that Barefoot Dude" is back! They all gave me courage to do it saying that they thought it was cool and they were going to do...
    jetspeed jetspeed 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 7, 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 an amazing and relaxing experience. At high school during summer I would always take off my shoes and socks and walk around barefoot. No one...
    viktorwolfman viktorwolfman 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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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, and freedom I have when I go out without shoes or socks. I do feel it attracts attention from others, and it does take some...
    subaru10 subaru10 36-40 3 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Barefoot Meeting

    Just had lunch in some nice parkland outside my office in the sunshine. I am wearing jeans, t-shirt and trainers today as it's a dress-down day on Fridays. I found a quiet bench, sat down and with just a moment's hesitation took my shoes and socks off. I was just commenting on a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3, 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 feet. I look at my feet and some time they look like a shoe on the bottom of my feet. Where I have not wear shoes for...
    Ladypanda Ladypanda 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 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 give away all my shoes and live barefoot. Even barefoot running is more beneficial to you as long as you do it right...
    kevinsjr kevinsjr 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 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 found I did 1.5 miles barefoot, on rough asphalt. When I got home I also noticed that my feet were cleaner then my wife...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M May 5, 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 share with the group my first challenge was to walk barefoot in the snow. now I must admit that I love to go barefoot and enjoy...
    barefootben barefootben 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Barefoot In The Supermarket

    Following on from the enjoyment I got from being barefoot in a motorway service station, I got the opportunity to repeat the experience in a large supermarket near where I live. It was a sunny day. I decided to wear three-quarter length shorts and a t-shirt. I pulled up in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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    I am a nudist and believe in wearing the

    minimum amount of clothes possible, including shoes. I go barefoot everywhere except where I'd get kicked out or where it's too dangerous, but there are actually very few places where it's dangerous to go barefoot if your feet are conditioned, and I will avoid anywhere that's...
    atheistkid atheistkid 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 8

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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 and asked me to go out. I just came out of the house and played with them outdoor, without realizing I didn't weaany footcover...
    bfeetbare bfeetbare 16-17, M 1 Response May 2, 2013

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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 three children to go barefoot everywhere. They have to wear shoes at school, but otherwise, they are barefoot. I don't force them to do...
    barefoothippychick barefoothippychick 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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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 it! :)
    Loli77 Loli77 16-17 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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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 hiding my feet. We went to a tourist town with bunches of shops all together. The first day I went barefoot but...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M Jun 16, 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, I slipped the crutches under my arms again, feeling them on my bare skin and I made my way to security, where i am standing there...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I do merely because i live in Arizona

    where theres lots of dirt therefore its cleaner than sidewalks but if i lived in Phx or another big city theres no way i'd walk around bare foot because i have no clue whats on those streets haha
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Aug 12

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    A few months ago, I went into town in early

    spring to kill some time and get out of the house. I went barefoot of course as I usually do. The town was crowded and I noticed some peculiar glances in my direction, which is typical for someone whose feet are bare about 90% of the time. However, when crossing a road, I came...
    LowerNature LowerNature 18-21 2 Responses Sep 5

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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 time to kill before my train home. as I sat in the park i slipped off my shoes, it was good to have my feet free my...
    barefootben barefootben 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 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 get many looks and questions. They generally don't bother me at all, but it does become a problem when I go to stores, resturants, etc...
    BarefootPeter BarefootPeter 18-21 5 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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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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    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 than that every day lately so I have worn shoes. I looked at the soles of my feet the other day and said to my wife...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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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 a prescription and was roundly berated. Not by the establishment, but by another customer! There was a problem with the prescription so...
    Barefootconservative Barefootconservative 41-45, M 5 Responses May 12, 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 to be a bit odd actually because I have only been there once before while barefoot. Makes me wonder if they have another...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Years ago, I walked into a retail store aiming

    to purchase flip flops. I asked the cashier where they were; she pointed to the aisle in front of her. What she didn't know was I walked into the store barefoot. I had no intentions of trying the flip flops on there; I was hoping that she would know my implication (I didn't need...
    countingtoesisfun countingtoesisfun 26-30, M Aug 27

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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 without shoes. I just wish I saw others doing the same. Oh well I enjoy my day just the same.
    iwonto iwonto 41-45, M Apr 22, 2012

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    Everywhere, For A Long Time

    I've gone just about everywhere barefoot for more than 4 years now. Most stores, public transportation, my school classes. The only shoes I've worn are flip flops in a couple stores and vibram 5 fingers in chemistry lab, wearing real shoes less than twice a year every year for...
    Hatchet999 Hatchet999 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am always barefoot in my house. Socks feel too constraining at times and I just have to let my feet breathe. I would do the same more often in public, but most people seem to...
    Marbo12 Marbo12 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    My husband says I have "hobbit feet" because I have thick calluses and my toes are spread out from all the time I spend barefoot. I've actually considered going out in public...
    thecatholicbookworm thecatholicbookworm 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Hi I like going barefoot in public but still feel uncomfortable with the looks I get if I see someone walking towards me I turn and walk the other way I would like to talk to...
    wassl wassl 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I've gone barefoot to school since the sixth grade. I wanted to in elementary school, but the school wouldn't let me. Once I started middle school, they let me start going barefoot...
    JackBreitbart JackBreitbart 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I go barefoot everyday, everywhere. Ive allways enjoyed being shoeless, and for about the last 3 years i have been a full time barefooter. I love they way all the textures and...
    barefootnude barefootnude 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 15