I have the great good fortune to live in a country where a barefoot lifestyle is not just tolerated but encouraged. South African children go to school, to the mall, to movies, to restaurants, to friends, to the doctor and in fact everywhere barefoot and no one bats an eyelid. If a shop in South Africa ever put up a "No Shoes, No Service" sign it would go out of business. South Africans simply would not put up with that kind of nonsense. I started this blog to promote a greater acceptance of the sensible and healthy practice of going about barefoot in those parts of the "developed" world where things have become more important than people and where people seem to have forgotten what is good for them.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Barefoot Athletics

Kids at school in South Africa do athletics barefoot

Under 13 Athletics Team

High Jump

Long Jump

100m sprint


Long Jump

100m sprint

Beefy boy does the shot put


Goofing around

Beefy boy does high jump too!



High school

Waiting to do shot put

Waiting to do long jump

And one sensible boy in the US of A

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Barefoot Boardriding

There was a time when no self-respecting boardrider would have been seen dead wearing shoes on his board.  That seems to be less common these days, but there are still some who do it the right way - including one celebrity barefooter - Matthew McConaughey (See if you can spot him below)

Monday, June 27, 2011

More Barefoot Rugby in South Africa

Getting ready to scrum

Lining up to go onto the field

Ball carrier shoves off a tackle

Scoring a try

He gets the ball and makes a dash for the line

Evading a tackle

Bulletjies get into a maul

Bulletjies wait for their turn


Team talk
Goofing around before the game

Two on one tackle

Ball carrier gets tackled

Young rugby players with some of their rugby heroes


Two on one tackle


Kicking to clear

A long pass


A caualty

Another two on one tackle