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post #81 of 784

Love being bare footed

Count us all in - we only wear shoes for out doors, our flat is a no-shoe zone, my kids wore the daisy roots (soft leather shoes) for out doors for ages but now that school is looming into view we're getting shoes. My feet have changed alot since becoming a SAHM and I may as well get rid of all the shoes that I never wear any longer, I do try quite hard to get rid of them but as I used to have a bit of a shoe fetish it's kinda hard!
post #82 of 784
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Originally Posted by paxye
For those who have a no shoe rule in the house as I have...
What do you do with people that bring "house shoes"... so many people come to my house and bring house shoes because they no I have a no shoe rule... I insults me like crazy but I don't know what to say... It is usually people like my MIL, my grandmother etc...
I just don't like shoes in my house... I don't care if they have never been outside.. It not the point! It insults me...
Dh thinks that I am looking for a fight since my no smoking rule includes anywhere that is 10 feet from the house so these people are already not happy...
I would guess it would depend on the person but it could be that the people who bring "house shoes" are not trying to insult you. It might be that they don't like the way their feet look or they might even be stinky. I know when I used to work, wearing stocking made my feet "real ripe". They could kill someone! Plus I think that older people such as your grandmother were told over and over again that they must wear shoes when they were younger. Or then again they could be trying to drive you out of your mind.
post #83 of 784
We're barefoot here most of the time...the kids and me...DH is slowly getting into it (after 14 years ).

As for houseshoes, I agree that some people have just grown up thinking they HAD to have something on their feet. They say that you lose most of your heat through your head and feet (extremities), and without adequate heating sources in the past, everyone kept their feet covered even indoors. That thinking gets ingrained into people.
post #84 of 784
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Originally Posted by walmin22
I would guess it would depend on the person but it could be that the people who bring "house shoes" are not trying to insult you.
I agree with you... I don't believe that they are trying to insult me... However, it does! I have a friend that I visit often and for religious reasons everyone must take their shoes off in the house, no houseshoes etc... even repair men etc are asked to take off their shoes...
That is what I would love in my house...
post #85 of 784
Thread Starter 
Those of you with barefoot children, do you ever get threatened about CPS or anything? Would it be prudent to bring a pair of shoes for your dc along just in case someone questioned you? What about in the winter? Then do you just use soft-soled shoes? Which ones?

love and peace.
post #86 of 784
if it weren't for all the bugs i see on the ground i would always be shoe-less in my yard and driveway when the kids play(we never leave these 2 places). The thought of stepping on one though gives me the creeps.
post #87 of 784
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Originally Posted by mother nurture
We love www.nomadicstate.com They are beautifully made and oh so comfortable. Definitely check them out.
Thanks SO much for that link... I ordered some and they got here yesterday... OMG they are amazing!! I LOVE them!!!
I was a bit scared that they would be scratchy but not at all... so soft and so light that I feel like I am barefoot in them....
post #88 of 784
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Originally Posted by MamaTaraX
I'm trying to figure out why it would be illegal to drive barefoot. That seems incredibly stupid!
On one of the links in that first starting post, they prove there is no law about driving barefoot. Or in food establishments.
post #89 of 784

Dreaming~*

Oh, i believe i am.... But only part-time.... i was more so as a child and through my teenage years.
My lil Brother actually commented that he thought it was ,"COOL" that i didn't wear shoes.
Subbing.... i'll be inspired!
Peace~*
post #90 of 784
I'm one that loves how shoes look, but hate how they feel! So I have too many shoes, most of which get worn for a couple hours at a time when I get dressed up to go out somewhere, then kicked off as soon as possible. Dd is the same way. She looooooooves to buy new shoes, and put them on with a pretty dress, but as soon as we walk into a house (ours or someone elses) off they go. I go outside barefoot when I can, but we're in the midwest so we get really cold winters and really hot summers, so spring and fall are my only options.

My current shoes of choice when I have to wear them are Crocs. LOVE THEM! Both my kids have a pair too. It's like walking on pillows, they are so fabulous. And unlike my birks, if they get wet, they dont' feel slimy and they dry really fast.

I'm actually limping right now because I stepped on a shard of dog bone (thank goodness my feet found it, not their digestive systems!) and tore up the arch/instep area of my foot, but I still can't fathom wearing shoes in the house to prevent such things.
post #91 of 784
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Originally Posted by paxye
Thanks SO much for that link... I ordered some and they got here yesterday... OMG they are amazing!! I LOVE them!!!
I was a bit scared that they would be scratchy but not at all... so soft and so light that I feel like I am barefoot in them....
Gosh... I didn't even follow the link before (thinking they would probably be out of my price range)... but.. $25!! Gosh.... I really must get to selling something to get some because those look SO LOVELY!!!

Even dh, who not too long ago used 'hippie' like it was a bad word, is coming around to all my 'crazy ideas' (and by 'crazy' I mean eating more natural, using less and/or no detergent, going barefoot, not shaving, making things from scratch, etc)... and I bet he'd *love* something like that....

Father's day *is* tomorrow... and I could tell him his present is in the mail...... now what could I sell to earn $30 in pp? hm......
post #92 of 784
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Originally Posted by paxye
Thanks SO much for that link... I ordered some and they got here yesterday... OMG they are amazing!! I LOVE them!!!
I was a bit scared that they would be scratchy but not at all... so soft and so light that I feel like I am barefoot in them....
I am so glad that you love them!! I saw them at a festival and fell inlove. One of the founders just bought a place at the beach here. I'm hoping that I can catch up w/ them and stock up for dd, me and dh. Any other sandals I have had have been removed from our place. These are the only ones I feel I need.

*They do get really wet in the rain, though. Doesn't bother me b/c I love being barefoot in the rain, but in case anyone else doesn't like wet shoes...feet.
post #93 of 784
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Originally Posted by trmpetplaya
Those of you with barefoot children, do you ever get threatened about CPS or anything? Would it be prudent to bring a pair of shoes for your dc along just in case someone questioned you? What about in the winter? Then do you just use soft-soled shoes? Which ones?

love and peace.
I never even thought about CPS. Although dd is 2, she still enjoys being in the sling when we are out at stores. If it is cold out, which is only a couple months, since we live at the beach...she has always had socks or fleece vegan soft soles on. We love bluebirdbaby.com for the soft shoes (she's a mama on here), but I think she's closing her store. They are very reasonable, vegan, warm, and well made.
post #94 of 784
Barefoot and lovin' it! Love the fact that my job doesn't require them (SAHM) and wear flip flops year round for those places where I am required to wear them. Didn't realize how many others there are out there. I hate, hate, hate it when people wear shoes in my house! MIL can't seem to comply with the rule, one of many things that drive me crazy, and she isn't polite enough to wear "house shoes." Nope, she says her feet hurt too much to go barefoot so she wears the nastiest, ragged out pair of shoes imaginable--perfect for trapping dirt and leaves to track in all over my carpet. :
post #95 of 784

Sandals

Yes, i am a sandal girl. If not barefoot. So, it's allways very airy here. My Kiddos wear sandals, an ebay knock-off of "Robees" type shoes... or bare. Depends n the day.
i love my Birks and my EcoDragon All Hemp Sandals. i have worn this pair of "Originals" for three years and they are Wonderful! The foot bed forms right to your foot.
BUT as we all know BARE is My more Fun! When you must, make them worthwhile.
Peace~*
post #96 of 784
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Originally Posted by paxye
Thanks SO much for that link... I ordered some and they got here yesterday... OMG they are amazing!! I LOVE them!!!
I was a bit scared that they would be scratchy but not at all... so soft and so light that I feel like I am barefoot in them....
Quote:
Originally Posted by mother nurture
I am so glad that you love them!! I saw them at a festival and fell inlove. One of the founders just bought a place at the beach here. I'm hoping that I can catch up w/ them and stock up for dd, me and dh. Any other sandals I have had have been removed from our place. These are the only ones I feel I need.

*They do get really wet in the rain, though. Doesn't bother me b/c I love being barefoot in the rain, but in case anyone else doesn't like wet shoes...feet.

i had the same thoughts about the ecoDragon ones and this is not the case at all. so soft and yet very durable!

Peace~*
post #97 of 784
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peace~*
Yes, i am a sandal girl. If not barefoot. So, it's allways very airy here. My Kiddos wear sandals, an ebay knock-off of "Robees" type shoes... or bare. Depends n the day.
i love my Birks and my EcoDragon All Hemp Sandals. i have worn this pair of "Originals" for three years and they are Wonderful! The foot bed forms right to your foot.
BUT as we all know BARE is My more Fun! When you must, make them worthwhile.
Peace~*
I LOVE ecodragon hemp sandals!!!!! I thought they went out of business (my boss at the hemp store said they did or I thought he said that....) but never bothered to look them up. I got the last pair at my boss' store. They just happened to be my size too!

Thank you for posting the link!!!

love and peace.
post #98 of 784
Thread Starter 
So today is my third day in a row of not wearing shoes!!! It's been so sunny lately, I love it! We went to a restaurant today (it's just a little building on the corner with outdoor seating). Dh and I were both barefoot (so was dd, but she was slung so nobody could tell at first) and so I was sitting there eating lunch, nursing my almost 8 month old, barefoot, with hairy legs. I should have worn a tank top so that I could REALLY have gotten some stares Actually, one other patron smiled at me when I started nursing dd. Some teenage girls seemed a bit put off by our bare feet, but nobody said anything

I'm getting more courage about barefooting more places! It's so much more comfortable...

love and peace.
post #99 of 784
Great links at the beginning of the thread, trmpetplaya; can I join in?

As a child, I was known as "the barefoot girl" and left many bare footprints in the snow outside of Philly. I can't stand shoes, and even in the winter with the price of fuel and my low tolerance to cold what they are I can't stand to cover my feet in my own house.

I was vaguely aware of barefooting as a lifestyle, since it's one of the cool things that my daughter's boy friend (as opposed to boyfriend) is known for. dd wears $1.99 flip flops outdoors most of the time.

Your posts have been inspiring me to reclaim who I always was. I've gone barefoot in public the last two days and the earth didn't stop turning. My barefoot hike in the redwoods today was delightful.
post #100 of 784
well i read almost the entire thread but i am very tired so i just want to post real quick. I am a barefooter!! Their is a picture of me about 18 months old with dirty feet and ankles. my entire life, i love it. they are tough and leathery and sometimes the edges around the heels get mucho cracked, to the point i could stick a fingernail in.

i was told that junk about driving barefoot being illegal. i asked when i got my drivers liscense. it's not. I take my right shoe off as soon as i fget in the car.
my kiddo is a barefooter too. which is funny b/c when dh and iwer still dating i said my kid would never wear shoes, and he said his child would always wear shoes. I told him we should never have kids. Two kids later, and they are usually barefoot, it really bugs me when people tell them they have to wear shoes to go outside. I interject and tell them they dont have to.

courtney
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