I Go Barefoot to the Store

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    I love shopping barefoot.

    I've gone into malls, stores, supermarkets & c-stores in my bare feet, with mixed results. Sometimes I've gotten kicked out, other times I've walked around barefoot for hours. If the floor is dusty my bare feet get dirty & my soles really blackened.
    MeghanL MeghanL
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    Left My Mark

    I was at the local supermarket, barefoot of course, and wasn't really paying attention to things around me. Well I wound up walking right past a "caution wet floor" sign, where they had just mopped. It didn't dawn on me until it was too late. I looked back to see about 10 dirty...
    moosebob moosebob
    26-30, M
    3 Responses May 22, 2012

    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 decided to leave my flip flops at home and hop in my pickup. I pulled up to a Hess station and pumped the gas barefoot. Easy enough...
    Barefootconservative Barefootconservative
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    All the usual stores I hit up let me shop like

    a normal customer from the moment I walk in barefoot to the moment I leave. I usually get questions and I rarely get negative comments.
    Barefootedguy Barefootedguy
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 14
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    Oct 25, 2015

    Barefoot At Mcdonalds

    One day, I was at McDonalds with one of my co-workers (we both work at this particular one). I had sandls on which usually means that I will not wear them less I absolutly have to. We were walking outside to speak with one of our managers while she had a cigarette and as we were...
    Lonliness Lonliness
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 12, 2010


    I have been doing all of my shopping and errands totally barefoot now for over 2 weeks. My soles have toughened up and I can walk on almost all surfaces except really hot pavement or sharp rocks. I have been to over 30 stores, local and national. All kinds of stores, businesses...
    Barefoot58 Barefoot58
    61-65, M
    Aug 2, 2013

    My Dirty Pleasure

    I love to go barefoot to the store. I enjoy dirt and grime and any thing else nasty you can get on your feet. I walk through spills and other messes. Once I tried walking on a broken glass vase at hobby lobby. No cut or scrapes! I go to Wendy's barefoot and enjoy the greece...
    xxbarefootxxfarmxxgirlxx xxbarefootxxfarmxxgirlxx
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Sep 21, 2012

    At Walgreens

    Went to Walgreens, barefoot of course, and actually saw another barefoot person! It was a girl around 13 with her mother and sister I would guess. They had sandals on but she was barefoot and scrunching her feet around while waiting in the checkout line. Her feet weren't that...
    moosebob moosebob
    26-30, M
    Jun 30, 2013

    All Weekend

    I was barefoot all weekend! Took my shoes off as soon as I punched out at work and walked to my car barefoot. This barefoot weekend I have been to a fair, my inlaws, chinese tool store, grocery store, chinese takeout place, dollar store, auto store, pet store, michaels craft...
    moosebob moosebob
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 1, 2013

    Store Floor Feet

    why is it that the soles of your feet seem to get dirtier from the tile floors in stores than it does from the cement ground outside? anyway, i go barefoot to the store all the time. i'm always barefoot at home, i always drive barefoot, and i'm usually barefoot at friends houses...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses May 19, 2011

    It has hit 60 degrees

    and this is my first barefoot shopping day of the year in Lubbock! Oh how I've missed it! My poor feet are so glad to be out of shoes today!
    Barefoot58 Barefoot58
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2014

    Barefoot In The Store

    Wow we have had several good days that are warm and sunny. I went to the ATM, car wash, Liquor store all brefoot today. The other day I went to the laundramat, Karls, bike shop, auto parts stoe and gas station all barefoot. I also was able to fit in a barefoot bike ride at the...
    iwonto iwonto
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2012

    Barefoot In Supermarket

    I always go to the supermarket barefoot usually wearing skinny jeans or long shorts with coloured cords on both ankles. I always see other people shopping barefoot even families. It is down to earth and casual, like going to your big kitchen. Keep barefooting, Hardbarefeet.
    hardbarefeet hardbarefeet
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Apr 28, 2011

    I Love Target

    Target is my favorite store to go barefoot. I spend hours just walking around the entire store sliding my barefeet across the cool white shiny tiled floors. I have really thick calluses now on the pads of my feet because I love sliding and twisting my feet while I'm walking. I...
    TargetFeet TargetFeet
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    Barefoot At Walgreens

    Whenever I go to Walgreens, I always go in there barefoot. They have really nice cool floors and I'm never hassled for being in my barefeet. There are times whenever I drive pass by a Walgreens, I ask myself if I need anything just so I can walk inside barefoot. One time I went...
    Barefooter25 Barefooter25
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Jun 17, 2012


    Needed a new mattress and Sears had a great sale. I had been in this Sears store several times while barefoot and was told to leave once. This time I was barefoot with shorts on, so it was obvious I wasn't wearing flip flops or anything. I walked in and passed 2 employees right...
    moosebob moosebob
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

    Going Barefoot 4 Weeks

    Starting on my 4 th week barefoot. All of the shopping and places I go have been almost totally barefoot. Nobody has said anything yet still or even given me any funny looks. I think all of you that are afraid to go barefoot should just quit worring about what other people will...
    Barefoot58 Barefoot58
    61-65, M
    Aug 11, 2013

    A Well Known Barefooter

    Shopping barefoot is common for me since my student days. At that time I began to walk barefoot in public. I had longed since childhood to live without shoes, and now it was possible. So I never missed an opportunity to explore new places with my bare feet. Barefoot shopping was...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 30, 2012


    Barefoot, That's me, Sometimes, When goin' to the store, Too lazy, For puttin' on shoes, You know, I go barefoot!
    startinover1 startinover1
    1 Response Apr 2, 2012

    Kicked Out Of Fresh And Easy!

    Well it finally happened to me. I got kicked out of a store for the first time for the crime of going barefoot. I was at "Fresh and Easy" last night and again I was barefoot. I was told by a store shelf stocking hack that I cauld't be in the store barefoot. I said OK and left my...
    iwonto iwonto
    41-45, M
    4 Responses May 29, 2012

    I Have A Dream (The Barefoot Edition)

    -I have a dream that one day, all across this nation, people will be able to go barefoot in public places without fear of ridicule and judgment. -I have a dream that one day, people who wear shoes will not look at people who don't wear shoes as disgusting or mentally challenged...
    barefootward barefootward
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2013

    Living At The Beach

    I live a few blocks from the beach in a resort area, so I tend to be barefoot a lot of the time. Many others around here do the same. May through September, I usually just wear a pair of shorts or swim trunks. Growing up here, I always thought it was normal, until I moved away...
    walt1981 walt1981
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 7, 2013

    My experience with being barefoot in stores are

    different. I was never asked to put shoes on or to leave the store because I had no shoes with me. Usually I am not ask for my bare feet, although I am sure that they are perceived. Occasionally I buy in shops for health food and drug stores with natural products. My impression...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 13

    Went into 2 stores without any shoes at all.

    It felt great. I could feel the contrast between 87° heated sidewalk and the cool smooth tiles of the stores with my bare feet. It was great. None of the employees cared even though I ignored the "shoes required" sign.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    Im here in Auckland, New Zealand.

    barefooting capital of the world! I always shop in barefeet as do my children.
    solemum solemum
    22-25, F
    Dec 3, 2015

    I go barefoot to the store all the time.

    I really like the feel of the cool tile on my feet and the dirt and grime my soles pick up. The sign of a true barefoot girl
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    6 Degrees C And I Am Going Barefoot To The Supermarket

    It is 11pm when my partner tells me we have run out of milk and could I go and get some? She knows this means I will have to walk on my bare feet and crutches across our muddy yard to my car and that I will be doing this totally shirtless as well. I have been getting around on...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless
    41-45, M
    Jun 4, 2013

    Barefoot Shopping Isn't Just For The Internet

    I remember being a little girl playing in the yard when my mother would come out of the house and tell me to get in the car because she needed to go pick something up from the grocery store. More often than not, I was playing outside barefoot, so therefore, I got in the car...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    Today (June 1st) is National Go Barefoot Day!

    I went to the grocery store, 7-11, post office, Best Buy, Petco, ****'s Sporting Goods, bank, and Target. Shorts, my "Barefoot is Better" T-shirt, and of course, barefoot! Where did you go barefoot today?
    thx1138xyz thx1138xyz
    Jun 1, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    Got kicked out of a store

    for the first time! I decided not to fight 'cause that woman wasn't worth my time/annoyance. There wasn't even a sign, but I guess if she doesn't want a paying customer, I'll go somewhere else.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    Going Barefeet And Bare Chested For A Haircut

    That was fun. I needed to get a haircut so I rang the girl where I always go and got an appointment. When the time came I hopped out to the car on my crutches, barefoot and bare-chested with my left leg in a plaster cast and drove down there, no shirt or shoes in the car so I had...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless
    41-45, M
    Apr 2, 2013
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