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Back in the 1920s there was a High School football team in Lynchburg, VA that went undefeated for 8 years.

And oh yeah. They played barefooted.

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Back in June, fellow barefooter Alan Bruens was profiled in the Advertiser-News (North). He’s now moved on to bigger and better things: New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

In addition to being a nice article, this one has a killer caricature of Alan

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Shoes are a Necessity

The guest yesterday on The Huffington Post’s C-Suite was Blake Mycoskie, the CEO of TOMS shoes.

He actually seemed like a very nice guy—very caring and socially responsible. But . . .

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Jimmy Buffett — Timid Barefooter

Jimmy Buffett is pretty well-known for going barefoot, at least during his concerts. It’s part of being a relaxed parrothead. I’m reminded of him since I caught him on the Ellen Show yesterday.

But celebrity barefooting always seems to be rather limited.

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Huff-Po Bait-and-Switch

Yesterday’s Huffington Post had a promising article in it, It’s Simple, Easy And Free — And It Will Improve Your Health. Well, that sounds nice. What is it? Walking.

And the lead illustration is one we can all appreciate.

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A Boy After My Own Heart

Here’s a story from the Hutchinson (Kansas) News Herald from January 1947. It’s about a barefoot boy who knows what he prefers . . . even in winter.

There’s a real contrast with the way this would have turned out today.

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Under the Old Oak Tree

In addition to their Daily Dozen, photos that readers send in, the National Geographic also does a Photo-of-the-Day. (This page does not use flash.)

A few days ago, it featured an ancient, really impressive oak tree, with four barefoot children on it.

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Sir, Are You Okay?

It’s funny how we tend to orbit our comfort zone. We get used to doing things a certain way. We go to the same places; we mainly shop the same places.

I suspect that’s particularly true when one regularly goes barefoot. You’re just interested in getting your stuff done, so you go to the places where you haven’t been hassled before.

But it is also true that we tend to exaggerate in our minds the possibility of attention. Even in new places, it doesn’t happen much.

But there are times when it can be a real surprise.

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Russell Brand. Scofflaw?

No way. It’s just the usual set of ignorati.

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Back in June, fellow barefooter Alan Bruens was profiled in the Advertiser-News (North). He’s now moved on to bigger and better things: New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

In addition to being a nice article, this one has a killer caricature of Alan

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Corns? No, Cornells!

Here’s a very nice video story from the Cornell Daily Sun, which is the student newspaper at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

It entitled, “Campus Trends: Students Trek Through Ithaca Without Footwear”.

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Catalyst

ABC TV in Australia has a very good segment on science called Catalyst. They recently did a segment comparing barefoot and shod running, and did an excellent job showing the science and highlighting the differences.

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More From the TV Archives

Here’s another “historical” news story about barefooters.

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From the TV Archives

I thought folks might like to see a news story from near the beginning of the barefoot movement.

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The Advertiser-News (North) in northern New Jersey recently had a very nice story about fellow barefooter Alan Bruens.

We got a glimpse of Alan from when he visited the Grand Canyon a few months ago and had an issues with their shuttle buses.

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