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Socially Acceptable

A while back (i.e., May), fellow barefooter Mike Berrow put together a compilation of twitter tweets showing a lot of folks say they’d go barefoot if it were socially acceptable.

But it mostly is acceptable. So why don’t these people give it a try?

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Did you know that there used to be a “National Barefoot Freedom Week”? It was officially designated for the years 1959 through 1966, inclusive, and, from what I can tell, ran from the Saturday through Saturday that included October 1st.

But before you read further, you need to lower the gain on your irony meters.

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You Have to be High to Wear Heels

And by “high” I mean on some pretty powerful painkillers. That was illustrated for us by Emma Thompson at the Golden Globes.

And she’s not the only one (really only kind of) rebelling against high heels.

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I spent the weekend in Springfield, Illinois, for the wedding of a dear friend’s daughter. I’m afraid I’ve reached the age where my own kids are getting married, along with the kids of my sibling and close friends.

And you know what that means: shoes.

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This Is Just Sad

Princess Caroline of Monaco recently attended a fundraiser for Monaco’s new national museum.

And she wore toe-shoes. No, nothing Vibram-like. Worse.

Much worse.

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Or at least that’s the title of this article at that wretched hive of misinformation, the Huffington Post. I’ve written before about Huffpo HuffPoo and More HuffPo HuffPoo: The Annual Flip-Flop Warning.

But this time they’ve outdone themselves.

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Following

Barefoot Brian has a rather interesting blog entry I thought I’d point you folks to, entitled . . . and your mind will follow.

It is a nice compilation of various thoughts on going barefoot.

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What Feet Are Supposed To Look Like

I happened across an interesting book, The Unfashionable Human Body, by Bernard Rudofsky (originally published in 1971). It mainly concerns the many ways we cover or modify our bodies, and as part of that it has a section on footwear.

I thought folks might find part of that interesting.

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Is Barefoot Fashion Back?

Here’s an article in the Orange County Register: Hey fashionistas: barefoot is back. The author, Cindy McNatt, give us a photo of a barefoot Jean Shrimpton in the 1960s and Kate Moss from recently (both are models, for those who don’t know).

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