Ive loved being barefoot ever since i was little - I remember once in pre-school that i had forgotten my gym shoes one day for PE class and the teacher told me i had to do it barefoot... So thats what i had to do, and i loved it! i think thats when my love for it started... I love to feel the ground beneath you and all the wonderful textures... makes me feel so in touch with the earth. A long barefoot walk on a sandy beach where the tide goes out for miles is my heaven! However, ive always been a bit self conscious and so rarely go barefoot outside or in the city..... I have a few times, but not often. Wish more people did it and it wasnt considered wierd.... otherwise I would be barefoot all the time then in the summer!! Would love to meet others who share the same views?