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Naked Feet

Well I don’t know about the GW overtones or global Kumbaya, but otherwise a good message. I go barefoot as often as possible, even out in public — such as last night to the hotel room and back to the in-laws this morning. Coming up on 24 straight hours of barefoot.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

5 Comments

  1. dennis on November 27, 2009 at 11:22

    at the end it almost reminds me of marks blog about digging a hole to clean a window, someone went through the trouble of makeing a place to put a bunch of rocks to walk on inside.
    I also bet the guy doesn’t realize that the people with out a chance to wear shoes to have better feet. (but understanding they are poor and may not have enough to eat)

  2. Jeanie Campbell on November 27, 2009 at 11:37

    I’m wearing my Vibram Five Fingers right now. Feels like barefoot and the pain in my left foot leaves immediately. Dh and I walk the dogs 3 miles each and every day in them. Highly recommend, even for those with “problem” feet. It’s the way we were meant to walk, run, play!

  3. Ed on November 27, 2009 at 14:38

    Going barefoot is a great idea, but I hope he didn’t mean the part about being able to “feel” GW literally. Seasonal temperature variations can be as much as 50C. To be able to feel a background warming of 1C against such a variation would be quite a “feet”.

  4. Mark D on November 27, 2009 at 14:51

    I am just not convinced by this whole naked foot argument. It’s fine around the house. However here in the North East of England, I’m quite sure that if I went for a 3 mile walk in November then my feet would become so numb that I could seriously damage them without knowing it (Or more likely they would become cold and hurt after about half a mile and I would have to go back indoors).

    I guess my point here is that just because we understand the evolutionary aspect of our biology does not mean that we have to live just like cavemen – I love my double glazed house with hot and cold running water…..

    • Richard Nikoley on November 27, 2009 at 17:26

      For cold I would probably look into nice socks and some sort of moccasin.

      Couple of years ago after getting Vibrams (which I still use for long hikes & treks on trails) I quickly began doing lots of barefoot walking. Takes some time to adapt to, but I love it.

      Incidentally, you have more nerve endings in your feet than in your genitals…

      I wrote about extensive walking experiences here and how shoes almost ruined my feet until I figured it out:

      https://freetheanimal.com/2008/06/learning-to-walk.html

      To see how shoes are as bad for feet as grains are for bodies, see this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9itkEkcQ8WM

      That video demonstrated to me exactly why I had suffered from excruciating shin splints my whole life every time I ran or walked any significant distance.

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