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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Historical Barefoot

Boys go barefoot at an Australian School

American boys

Barefoot boy working for organ grinder

Workinjg class kids, USA

Working class kids, USA

Working boy, UK or USA

Working boys, USA

American boys

Working boys, USA

Scoolboy, USA

Schoolboys, Edinburgh, Scotland


  1. The photo was taken about 1895 at Milton Street School in Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh, Scotland.

  2. Feet are rarely bare, and, as sleeping, are socks on. YES, always. Am come as some URBAN poor boy.