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I 'm Proud Of My Tough Soles

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 101 People

    Do any other dedicated barefooters get requests

    to examine their soles? That's happened to me several times. A shopowner actually asked me to put my foot up on the counter for a look! People expect a network of scars and calluses and are surprised to find them smooth (however dirty). The cognoscienti among you know that...
    gymnopod gymnopod 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    I broke my leg two weeks ago

    and I've discovered that I'm more comfortable using crutches when my other foot is bare so I've been hopping around barefoot ever since. I went back to the farm I work on today, barefoot on my crutches. I am going to start work again next week and I'm still going to be on the...
    BarefootCrutchesGirl BarefootCrutchesGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2014

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    Proud Of Your Tough Soles

    thank you for your story-I haven;t even read it yet, just seeing the title made me realize I am not the only one with rough feet. Everyone else seems to seek others with soft skin, soles, etc. and I really could not ever get to that point of having smooth soft soles.. So thank...
    AIDAN3 AIDAN3 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I ushered in the month of June walking all day

    in the sun--left shoes and shirt at home. The hot blacktop was delicious. Heard and overheard several editorials from passing cyclists: "That guy is such a wierd character...always barefoot...." "That guy must have the world's toughest feet..." "I've been seeing you on the...
    gymnopod gymnopod 36-40, M Jun 2, 2014

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    A Real Test For My Bare Soles

    This was the ultimate test for my bare I had gone to a real old-time junk yard. The girl at the office was making comments about how cold I must be as I was standing at the counter talking to her bare chested and on crutches. She though I might have trouble getting across the...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless 41-45, M Feb 8, 2013

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    I have always prided myself in my toughned

    soles.I have been barefoot in deserts in the heart of summer...been on tar roads beginning to liquify because of the heat...until we went on vacatioin over the new year to the Karoo.I firstly tanned a bright painfull red and had to go and lie in a farm dam to cool down,(we were...
    Bernardc Bernardc 46-50, M Jan 13

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    Tough Soles - The Trademark Of A Full-time Barefooter

      For the past 12 years, I've managed to live my life barefoot on a 24/7/365 basis, and I don't think I'll EVER imprison my feet again! It's amazing how our soles adapt to all kind of things - hot tarmac, sharp gravel, rocks and roots, pinecones, twigs... even frost and...
    BarefootJens BarefootJens 36-40, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    After six months getting around barefoot

    while I'm stuck on crutches, I thought the sole of my good foot (the other one is still in a cast) could handle anything. Then today at work I had to go all day standing and getting around on my crutches on freshly laid gravel and now my poor bare sole is burning! Hopefully...
    BarefootCrutchesGirl BarefootCrutchesGirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    i guess im more bitchy ,not by choice but because everything ive been put through,my innocence was taken when he lied,and cheated on me.im tougher mentally but all i want is for...
    cynR1993 cynR1993 18-21, F Jan 19

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    I'm not tough in the least. I'm only strong sometimes. But I've made it this far. :)
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    Trying to get through this heartbreak one day at a time. I know I'll survive and be happy again. Dammit it's tough today though
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    I am proud to be a Christian and serve God .
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    I'm black and I'm proud.... People judge and say they don't like black girls that hurts me
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    Most people don't think I'm a virgin.. But I am... and I'm proud to be one.. because literlly every girl at my school isn't a virgin, But I'm just looking for the right guy...
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    Say it loud, Black and I'm proud!!!!
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    Hi i am proud to say that I am a Aunt. My nieces name is Braylynn Michelle Rhew she was born 1-2am January 4th, she weighed 8lbs and 6oz. She is the most beautiful thing that I...
    cutemonkey cutemonkey 13-15, F Jan 4

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    I have had the good fortune of meeting the most wonderful woman in the world following me divorcing my abusive wife four years ago. We get along brilliantly, she is my perfect soul...
    bernip0 bernip0 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 5

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    chuhulil chuhulil 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Yes, I done a couple of things im not proud of.
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    I just ordered my customized, embroidered ACU name badge to Velcro inside my car, that way no matter where life takes me, he will always be there with me. AND, my "My <3 belongs...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F Jan 9

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    recently have done things am not proud of ,i feel slightly guilty as i am seeing a married man ,its quite intense but in actual fact i do feel he is supportive .....hes been with...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 5 Responses Jan 10

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    My uncle, my stepsister and I are the only ones in the family that are. I'm proud of it because I'm awesome that's why. There are cons, but I don't care I love my left hand for who...
    theMindofAwesome theMindofAwesome 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm really proud :) just need a gf to help me feed me and take off my pants
    hannah44442 hannah44442 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    NICE "males" Out here; but GOD made Them to Rule OVER the Woman. I do not Say that "in a Hateful way"; but Rather as Wisdom....for the Female TO APPRECIATE the 'Nice' male. Be...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Jan 11

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    I have wondered though my life where I am going. what can I do to change anything? this caused mr to turn inward for the only thing I can truely control is myself. That is why I...
    shadoweter shadoweter 22-25, M Jan 14

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    This might be lame to most but I have learned to be proud of at least one part of my body.
    Johnsonjames Johnsonjames 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    She said she wants to know, are you proud of me? Anyway I told her even tho my husband is aware I am struggling wanting to be with women sexually, I have no one to talk to that...
    Kittymorebal Kittymorebal 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    im VERY proud. I have the most amazing girlfriend ever. Her name is Santana, even her name is pretty. She is a hippie, kindhearted, she has dreadlocks and she loves music just like...
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T Jan 14

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    That right I'm a nerd and proud of it.. :)
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I found this while sifting to my mail. Sent to me by a friend. Sigh, really now ? I am a proud Virgo but I admit to nothing that may discriminate me .....I am innocent until...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Hi !!! I am a doctor from India. I love my profession. The thrill that comes with every new diagnosis and the gratification we obtain after treating any patient cant't be explained...
    AnnaArkadyevnaKarenina AnnaArkadyevnaKarenina 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 17

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    German Muslim scholar replies on TERRORISM ... I liked the answer of this German Muslim scholar when he was asked about terrorism and Islam : He said : Who started the first world...
    skypelover2015 skypelover2015 22-25, M Jan 19

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    I'm so proud Catholic<3 Thank you so much Papa Francisco for visiting Philippines.. You truly melt our hearts and made a Roman Catholic and Non-Catholic people have a strong...
    Gorgeous71 Gorgeous71 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Sure I've done things I'm not proud of, most of the time it's just me being dared to do something stupid cause I'm shameless and other times its me doing something stupid without...
    QuilltonX QuilltonX 18-21, M Jan 19

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    I have a Spanish oral report and project due tomorrow! I've been stressing and putting it off but I just memorized 2 paragraphs and I feel so proud!! Go me!
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