Started to think today, the school year is starting back up. I happened to be outside when the school bus came by this afternoon, and the two kids across the street got off the bus, dropped their backpacks in front of their house, and immediately yanked off their shoes and socks and started playing in their yard barefoot. Back when I was in grade school, I don't think we had hardly any opportunity to go barefoot while in school, I can think of maybe 2 or 3 times, between kindergarten and 8th grade, where we were permitted to remove our shoes and socks in school. High school was little different, the only difference was we had to change out of our school uniforms into gym uniforms for gym class, and we were supposed to change our socks for gym. But most of us actually didn't. Not like that was actually "going barefoot" anyway, it was at best just changing your socks. Now I know some of my friends and other people maybe had more opportunity to be barefoot in school. Even if they weren't allowed to go barefoot daily, they maybe had at least various activities or other stuff where going barefoot was allowed. So I'm curious - do kids these days have much chance to go barefoot in school? Being that kids spend so much of their childhood in school, it seems like an environment where going barefoot should be at least a little bit tolerated. What's been your experience?