Which one do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Barefoot' started by Morning Myst, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. PeaceFrogs

    PeaceFrogs Member

    I love walking in the grass..but dirt paths are very close..
  2. l-foote

    l-foote L not i.

    I love walking through the woods barefoot. Nothing beats it.
  3. ElChivato

    ElChivato SeNioR MeMBeR

    i like the grass as long as it's soft and not all evil and burnt up like my yard in the summertime. :p
  4. I love the way soft grass feels under my feet. So sexy...
  5. minkajane

    minkajane Member

    I love cool sand. I'm also partial to marble floors, they're so smooth and cool on a hot day!
  6. The surface that I find the most pleasant for barefooting on is a dirt road that has dried and become very powdery. Your feet get really dusty, but it sure feels nice!
  7. cjbots

    cjbots Member

    I like to go anywhere I can barefoot. but out of those choices id say grass. love the feel of the grass on a hot day.
  8. Gaston

    Gaston Loup Garou

    In the woods! Many people are too afraid of snakes, but if a snake gets you it isn't going to be on the foot. Most who are bit are bit on the calf/shin or on the hands while reaching for something on the ground.

    I hate fixed trails, too, the bigass Vibram soles most hikers wear tear them up and they have too many embedded sharp rocks because of that. Although many ecologists say stay on the trail, my bare feet leave less damage than a deer's.
  9. hippie_chick666

    hippie_chick666 Senior Member

    I like sidewalks, but I really like walking bf through sand, although I don't get that chance very often! I just got back from Florida and the expirence of walking barefoot through the sand was amazing.

    Peace and love
  10. bfrank

    bfrank Member

    My preference is rough gravel. Rough gravel keeps my feet strong and tough, and the stimulation it gives to the bottoms of my feet as I walk just makes me feel great all over. Every step is a new sensation. I love it. Smooth flat surfaces are so boring.

    I guess my second choice is the deep woods. Again, you're never quite sure of what you're going to feel as you step down. It might be soft dirt, it might be something wet, it might be some sharp twigs, it might be some rough rocks hidden underneath leaves. Worst case, and it's happened to me occasionally, is to step on a briar - but that's never been a big deal because once I start feeling the sharpness sticking my foot, I just shift my weight and adjust my step so I don't put my full weight down on it.
  11. thehippie_08

    thehippie_08 that girl

    i like the feeling of grass between my toes. i also like the feeling of wet sand...
  12. i like to walk in the mud. I love when is squishes between my toes. I like dirt paths, anything that makes me feet get dirty.
  13. r0b

    r0b Member

    I like rough surfaces, especially gravel, small sharp pebbles, pine needles and pine cones on the forest trails, and the likes. Loose gravel, like on the river banks, is especially pleasant because it massages not only the heels and the balls of the feet, but also the arches that otherwise rarely get into contact with the ground. Ocasionally, I step intentionally on some sharp objects, like small glass shards. In the summer, walking It's like a massage, harsh but pleasant. I also like doing "extreme" things, like fire- and glass walking.
  14. sweet_dream

    sweet_dream Member

    I also like walking on various rough surfaces. Fields with clumpy dirt. Fields with star thistle, milkweed and coarse grasses. Gravel beds along railroad tracks. Stream beds are great I agree. I also like scorching hot pavement in the summer and seeing how long I can stand still on those metal plates in the street. I actually like it when my soles get really warm like that.

    However, I do not like deliberately stepping on broken glass or walking over burning coals.

    My feet usually resist broken glass or coals but I just don't see any reason in stepping deliberately on those things, unless I'm showing off in front of other people, which I would be embarrased about to do so I don't. Stepping on glass shards or coals doesn't hurt me but it doesn't feel any better than stepping on gravel and can make surface cuts and burns that cause peeling and other nuisiances later.

    Also someone once warned me that it is socially rude to pay disrespect to the firewalking ritual by being cavalier about it. But whatever.
  15. Rugged_Soles

    Rugged_Soles Member

    I'm also a fan of the rough stuff. Extreme things like glass and firewalking can demonstrate the folly of footwear.
    At this time of year I'm very into snowfooting and the thousands of different textures found on snow and ice. grandular, packed powder, fluffy new powder, slush, refrozen crusty snow, slick smooth ice and rough refrozen paths. I'm carefull to avoid frostbite and know my limits. although every winter I'm able to stay out longer and take trips farther in to the woods.
    I never knew it was disrespectful to the firewalking ritual to be cavalier, makes sense. I'd like to attend and participate. Anyone know of events in the northeast US.
  16. r0b

    r0b Member

    Indeed, there is no reason to step on sharp things deliberately. But I like this spicy feeling in the soles, and I do it to check whether I really can do it. It is quite safe, because it's controllable. Stepping on something unprepared, by accident, is much more dangerous.
  17. barefoot_girl

    barefoot_girl Member

    It doesnt matter to me, I enjoy barefoot on all surfaces.
  18. Roffa

    Roffa Senior Member

    I like going barefoot on Brighton's pebbly beach, it's like a DIY foot massage.
  19. sandwalker

    sandwalker Member

    I love sand, grass, sidewalks, soft dirt, warm asphalt, and cool tile floors...basically anywhere I can go barefoot I enjoy it.
  20. barefootswede

    barefootswede Member

    It´s actually hard to find a favorite. In the last couple of years I have gotten more into barefoot hiking. I like the feeling of different surfaces.
    But I also enjoy just hanging around barefoot and go on barefoot everywhere I´m going.

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