When I wrote about Dirty Feet, it generated a comment (a question really) asking what I did to maintain them.
Here’s the answer.
Slate recently had a feature on photographer Gabriele Galimberti, showing young children with their most prized possessions.
I guess it says something about how much I’ve come to expect even children to be wearing shoes that I was pleasantly surprised that about half of them weren’t.
There’s a very interesting project out there by a photographer named Jimmy Nelson. The project is Before They Pass Away, looking at some of the few remaining unique human cultures before they all get homogenized away.
An interesting thing (to me) is how many of them still go barefoot.
Bare feet and sailboats have gone together for a long, long time. Particularly when materials were all-natural and got quite uncomfortable when wet, got slippery, and rotted, bare feet were the obvious choice.
This is pretty-well documented, as I wrote in More Barefoot Sailors.