Naturism

Barefoot Living

I wasn't intending to write a long multi-part page about this, but it seems that once I get started, it's awfully hard for me to stop! I've had complaints from friends in the past about my emails being too long, so I guess it's just the way I am. Anyway, having spent the best part of 2007 with absolutely nothing on my feet, I thought I might write a little bit about how I came to be a confirmed "barefooter". I actually started small during the summer of 2006, but it wasn't until 2007 that I really got going. Below you'll find an index to the various parts of this page (I don't intend to add any more to this, but you never know), followed by a couple of links to related websites.

In The Beginning
How I made the transition from normally wearing shoes to normally NOT wearing shoes.
My First Barefoot Outing
When I finally found the courage to be seen in public.
Venturing Forth
Revealing my latest lifestyle choice to family and friends – and the sky didn't fall.
We Are Not Alone
Other people do it too, and there are more of them about than you might think!

Related Links

Barfußpark
The English section of a German website promoting natural and healthy barefoot activities, in particular barefoot parks and sensation trails that have become popular in Europe. Britain's first Barefoot Walk is in the Italian Garden at the Trentham Estate, Staffordshire - funnily enough, the estate is part-owned by a German leisure entrepreneur!
Parents for Barefoot Children
A group of parents who see the need to promote healthy barefoot activity for children. They believe that it's generally healthy to go barefoot, in particular for children, and that children should have our support and encouragement to do so whenever possible. The site outlines the various health benefits, including support from medical professionals.
Society for Barefoot Living
A group of people who love going barefoot pretty much everywhere, all the time, as a lifestyle choice. They provide a friendly forum to share experiences, thoughts, feelings, and tips on bare feet and barefooting, promote barefoot acceptance worldwide, and work towards regaining our freedom to go barefoot anywhere.