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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.




Friday, July 1, 2011

Barefoot in the Country

The barefoot lifestyle and culture seems especially strong on farms and in the rural areas all over the world:


South Africa


USA


India


South Africa


Europe


Europe


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Australia


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South Africa


Germany


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South Africa


South Africa


South Africa


USA


USA


South Africa


South Africa



Australia


Australia


South Africa


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USA


Europe


Europe


USA

6 comments:

  1. Hi Koos,
    it's a very nice surprise to find your site. It's amazing how much I agree with your views on going barefoot. It's fun, healthy, and the only state that is really good for the feet. She suffer from any type of footwear. Feet are made for walking barefoot. Therefore, it should be common and accepted to go barefoot always and everywhere, especially for children. They should be encouraged by their parents and teachers, to refrain entirely to shoes, at least from spring to autumn, and of course they should go to school barefoot without any exception. I envy you for living in a country where going barefoot is so common. Although it is colder in Germany, it would be possible to go barefoot almost all year round, even here. Unfortunately, living without shoes is still not fully accepted in Germany. Nevertheless, I am going barefoot in public from March to November for nearly 20 years. Now I have decided to use the winter months for walking barefoot. I want to be on the road without shoes all year round.
    Greetings from Germany
    Peter, a fellow barefooter

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  2. Nice site, thanks a lot !
    this one : s320/5-whitemane.jpg from "whitemane" movie, from France , camargue area

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  3. The SA kid with the goat, those dirty cellist feet show he's a bare footer fully.

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  4. Even nudist camps and nudist colonies allow foot wear and foot gear. Some insist on it. Even Hawai'ians do footwear. Even surfers from pre-invade Hawai'i do foot wear. Naked feet is nice, fun, yes, but, generally, unsafe.

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    1. It is not unsafe..that is a myth.It is only as unsafe as one not looking where they walk...there is in actual fact no danger in going barefoot...in forests...beaches...camps even in the city...that is why you have two eyes...to look where you walk.There is is general absolutely no danger in going barefoot..climbing mountains as an example..is thee most unsafe place to wear boots...your bare feet has a better grip and has greater flexibility..than boots...but in general..there is no danger..I have been mountain climbing barefoot...never ever had an accident...perhaps a grazed toe...but never any danger..even in tall grass and rocky areas...there were no dangers..unless of course you do t look lit for snakes..and step on one...other than that...barefoot walking is not unsafe...you only need to be aware of where you walk..I have walked over glass and rocks and stones...stone patches and the looks..never ever has an unsafe coincident happened...I always go barefoot on hikes in forests and mountains..never have I encounters danger...so drop the myth...Americans has all types of presuppositions on barefoot was
      King...its unhealthy...yet its not...its illegal...yet its not...it causes disease...it does not...athletes foot are spread by people wearing sneakers and shoes every where...even going to bed with bed socks...bare feet are not unsafe

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