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#11 barefootben85

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Posted July 05 2017 - 07:56 AM

I went for a long walk again today through town into Spar to get a drink, and into the countryside. Love the feeling of nothing between you and the ground. Even better with the warm ground beneath!


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Posted July 05 2017 - 10:42 AM

Glad to hear that your barefoot ventures today were enjoyable, as you experienced a myriad of different surfaces and textures under-foot.  I spent last Saturday afternoon wandering barefoot around Durham city centre, finding the warmth of stone slabs and cobbles a fantastic contrast against the coolness of tiled floors, when entering shops. 



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Posted July 05 2017 - 09:01 PM

I'm off work for the rest of the week, it's a great feeling to know I'm going to be barefoot for the next 4 days. Its going to be hot today so I'm off to Nottingham, can't wait to feel the warm pavements under my feet.
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Posted July 06 2017 - 12:53 PM

Be sure to enjoy the warmth of the pavement beneath your dirty soles, while treading the streets of Nottingham city centre.  Although I'm bare foot at present, I'm very much looking forward to barefooting all weekend, from approximately 4pm tomorrow afternoon


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Posted July 06 2017 - 09:56 PM

Wonderful day out yesterday - warm pavements and cool tiles in the shops are always a great combination.

Wore a toe ring and anklet, I usually only wear these with flip flops, but I just felt like drawing attention to my feet. No problems with any of the shops, in the Victoria center I saw another girl barefoot.

Many people wearing flip flops and sandals, which is okay, lots of bare toes to be seen, but I bet quite a few would have secretly liked to have kicked them off.

Love that feeling of being 20 miles from home with no shoes available, makes you feel a little vulnerable which is kinda exciting. Also love that tingly feeling your soles get after a long days barefooting on lots of different surfaces.

Lots more barefoot action today :-)
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Posted July 07 2017 - 10:35 AM

I'm glad to hear that you had such a great day out, meandering barefoot in and out of shops without being questioned, while also opting to adorn your feet with jewellery.  Did your lack of footwear draw the attention you hoped it would, through inquisitive comments or looks of bewilderment?

 

The fact that you also observed a girl also wandering around in her bare feet no doubt made you feel a little more comfortable (and excited) in the knowledge that you weren't the only one.  Given how warm it's been of late in the UK, I'd agree that those you saw wearing flip flops and sandals probably wished they had the courage to remove them and follow suit. 

 

When bare footing in Durham city centre last weekend, although I've grown largely oblivious to stares and looks of bewilderment, my wife told me afterwards that she'd caught countless people staring at my feet.  However, while paying for a meal we'd enjoyed in a tea shop, one of the employees did remark at my lack of footwear, stating "Hot feet."

 

Although I assumed that she was simply asking a question, I did reply with "Well, thank you very much."  Given that she giggled and began to blush, thinking about it, I'm not so sure whether it was a question after all (I'm sure it was, I'm sure it was).  Nonetheless, the fact she took it upon herself to comment, demonstrated an interest in my lack of footwear. 



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Posted July 07 2017 - 02:04 PM

I decided to go barefoot ten pin bowling today with some friends, who after looking at the provided bowling shoes also decided to go barefoot! I took the bus there and back, no issues at all. Love the smooth slightly oily surface of the alley. The toilets were disgusting through.



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Posted July 14 2017 - 09:05 PM

Two interesting incidents while out and about barefoot this week.

On Wednesday afternoon in Newark town center, I saw a young male/female couple both barefoot. Both were wearing shorts and neither were carrying shoes or bags so they must have gone out barefoot intentionally. Wonder if they are locals?

Then last night, two girls walking behind me on the other side of the road seemed to be having a long discussion about me. I caught bits of their conversation and heard the words 'bare feet' more than once. Also sure I heard one mention 'earthing'. They were both wearing flip flops, maybe potential barefooters.

Who knows, perhaps out of all the thousands of people who have seen me barefoot, a few may be encouraged to try it.
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Posted July 15 2017 - 10:40 AM

Sounds as though you've had both an interesting and enjoyable week indeed, Matty. 

 

Given their obvious lack of footwear, I'd agree that the couple you encountered, while wandering around Newark, were definitely barefooting with intent.  Did you acknowledge one another as you passed, or were they simply observed from a distance?

 

As for the two girls walking behind you, although we exist, we remain a minority amongst of world full of conformists, so our barefoot activity will always draw comments and remarks.  Nonetheless, since we live in a largely enlightened society, the fact you heard 'grounding' mentioned suggests that the two girls were aware of how beneficial barefooting can be. 


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Posted August 22 2017 - 06:42 AM

Best day for barefooting for a while, it's nice to feel some warm pavements again.

Went out in blue jeans and a white Led Zeppelin t-shirt, a good look with barefeet I think.

Took a parcel to the post office, there was a long queue, but the tiled floor felt lovely so I didn't mind, maybe if everyone went barefoot people wouldn't get pissed off waiting in line.

I've got a dentist appointment tomorrow, I'd love to go barefoot, but I'm not sure if I should..
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