I just wanted to share this with all of you. Here is a way to stick it to the man, if you are able to pull this off: Last Spring I was involved in an auto accident and had to go to physical therapy and doctor's checkups for a few months because I had back and knee pain. As the weather got nicer and I got back into my barefoot groove, I started showing up to the doctor's office barefoot. He asked my why I don't wear shoes anymore. Not knowing what to say, I just said that it helps with my back pain. To my suprize he quoted a study that was done in March from one of the medical journals in which it was found that walking barefoot helps with back and knee pain. I asked the doctor if he could give me an official prescription note so that I would be allowed to go barefoot "for medical reasons". He did, and to this day I keep a copy folded up in my pocket when I go into public places. I have also stapled a copy of the PA health department letter (from the SBL website) for extra ammo. The combination of both of these has made many a store manager back down for fear that I could sue under the ADA act. They just kinda leave you alone. It's great!!