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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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    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 went barefoot inside all the time. Within a couple years, I had moved up to wearing sandals in public. Rarely at...
    Barefootconservative Barefootconservative 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 limits and see what you can handle? I love to get my feet black on the bottoms too!! Are they any people on here from California...
    cafreestyle2001 cafreestyle2001 31-35 4 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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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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    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 passengers although there are a reasonable number with bare feet. I had a problem last year being on the ferry shirtless when i was...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless 41-45, M Jan 30, 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 2 Responses Feb 3, 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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    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 Swear I'm the only one in my town! I go everywhere barefoot now! I don't get weird looks at the grocery store, Big Lots, the Elec. Co...
    Benblazing Benblazing 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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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 need a bag; I could wear my purchase out the door). I asked the lady behind the desk where the flip flops were. She pointed...
    barefootfan29 barefootfan29 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 earned my Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. In order to practice as a counselor in the state...
    CounselorDan CounselorDan 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 9, 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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Going barefoot on public is fantastic!

    The sensations and the likelihood of black soles are endless.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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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    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 goes barefoot, never even wears sandals. I grew up afraid to let other people see my feet. It wasn't until I was about...
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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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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    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 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    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 Apr 10

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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 Response 5 days 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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    So, normally, I'll wear pants to school, but all my pants were in the laundry, and all I had were shorts. I went to school in shorts, and yes, with shoes, and socks, but around...
    BareFeetBoy BareFeetBoy 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I like the sensuality of being barefoot, to feel connected to Earth and her life and experience thousands of little sensations, that otherwise would never be felt. I prefer natural...
    haraldr haraldr 70+ 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Was always very self conscious of my feet. Met a wonderful lady who actually told me I have very nice feet. I go barefoot or in flip flops as much as I can now. Feels great.
    Widgeon287 Widgeon287 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Today was the first full barefoot day of the year for me, here in TN. Off of work, and the temp in the high 60s. It really brings my mental and emotional state back into balance...
    cdavis1223 cdavis1223 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Where is the most daring place everyone has gone barefoot? For me, it was one July 4 in downtown Nashville, to the huge fireworks display that draws thousands of people. I didn't...
    cdavis1223 cdavis1223 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    For a weekend on a friend's farm, I'm still going to be on crutches. Do I go barefoot or in a flip flop for my good foot? because of mud and stuff, are bare feet going to be safer...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Socks are so annoying! I refuse to walk outside of my house barefoot though
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 8 Responses