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I Go Barefoot In Public

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 23, 2015

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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, 2014

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    I usually just go barefoot around the house

    or yard, but last night I decided I was gong to do it in a public place. It was pouring down rain but I needed something to drink, so I stopped by the gas station and before I got out I kicked off my sandals, jumped out and walked in barefoot. I was also wearing shorts so there...
    justme05 justme05 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 17, 2015

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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, 2014

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    I recently visited a buddy

    who is also a barefooter. We went out together for shopping and errands barefoot (and shirtless) including a convenience store and a Subway for lunch. It was nice going everywhere barefoot together. When we got back to my car, we checked out our soles: really filthy black! It...
    NudistPaul NudistPaul 41-45, M Oct 3, 2015

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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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    I go barefoot just about everywhere

    unless it's really cold, or work issues demand footwear. I do wear flip flops to church, and I will wear my Vibram FiveFingers to run on the treadmill, but I do pull them off for the cool down. I go to stores: Target, Home Depot/Lowes, pharmacy, grocery stores, post office...
    thx1138xyz thx1138xyz 51-55 3 Responses May 11, 2015

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Just been for a walk around the block barefoot.

    Love the feeling of wet Tarmac and grit on my soles
    RT19 RT19 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    Finally, a warm day to appreciate Mother Earth

    and the smooth cool tiles and carpet of the library!
    Barefootedguy Barefootedguy 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    What the holy ****? People get aroused by

    going barefoot in public?
    sunnyelp sunnyelp 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    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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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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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 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    I have many times. In school,

    to stores, anywhere, I need to let my feet be free! In fact, in school, I've been going to school barefoot since kindergarten, but it's only when it's a perfect opportunity to be barefoot. In kindergarten, it was pajama day, and I sleep barefoot, so since it was sleepwear, I...
    BareFeet199958 BareFeet199958 16-17, M Jan 30

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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, 2014

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    All the time. I haven't worn shoes in years

    except a couple of local restaurants that kicked me out for bare feet, and then only if my wife insisted on going there. Usually I walk away and spend my money in a more friendly restaurant. Otherwise I go to groceries, banks, post offices, airports, bars, restaurants, and...
    Earthbob Earthbob 66-70, M Oct 2, 2015

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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 10 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    i always walk in public barefoot to the store

    even when spending time with friends and family
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

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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 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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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 2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    I go barefoot everywhere.

    Grocery store, movies, the mall. I won't go into public restrooms barefoot unless I think I'm going to crap my pants lol. Only thing I can think of that I haven't done barefoot is going to an amusement park. I've taken sandals off at Soaring Over California in Disneyland but who...
    Ramellan Ramellan 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 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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    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 just don't like shoes .

    . they make my feet hot...
    Zforzombie Zforzombie 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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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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    I go everywhere barefoot!

    It has been cold and snowy here in calgary for the last few weeks. I managed most of my Christmas shopping in barefeet! It has been awesome this year. I have been able to go more and more places, and most stores have been very tolerable and welcoming. Are there any other...
    barerocks barerocks 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    I teach yoga and pilates classes

    so naturally I go barefoot basically all the time at the gym, but I also love being barefoot at home and outside whenever I can. And if I'm not barefoot, I'm usually wearing flip flops anyway
    elide elide 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2015

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    I love going barefoot out

    and feeling the dirt on my feet. Not too bothered about getting dirty feet. Would like to connect with other australians if any who enjoy barefooting out too and perhaps try barefoot hiking!
    stevefeet stevefeet 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    went barefoot in the 7 11 last night the tile

    floor felt so good on the soles of my feet
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 23, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 22, 2015

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    Just starting my experience of going barefoot

    in public. So far I have to work up my nerve to try it, and sometimes it doesn't work out, but when it does it's very comfortable to be able to walk for so long without pain in my feet. I'm a bit of a shy person when it comes to being out and about, and it still worries me...
    TomTheroux TomTheroux 18-21, M 8 Responses Jan 3

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    I love it. Not wearing knickers in shopping malls and using the escalator is so much fun!! I pop to the public bathroom sometimes just to make my inner thighs a bit more slippery...
    millieann millieann 26-30, F 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Just about anywhere. Stores, restaurants, post office, hiking trails, I'm totally barefoot no matter what.
    Barefootedguy Barefootedguy 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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