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 . . .
Here’s another one of those Airport Scare-ya articles. This time it’s Health Risks of Walking Barefoot Through Airport Security.
But I detect a hint of an ulterior motive . . .
For some reason I’ve spent some of the last few entries discussing flip-flops and the myths associated with them. My suspicion is that, because they look pretty close to bare feet, they relie on many of the same barefoot myths and attract the same animus directed towards bare feet.
I thought I’d take a deeper look at the science.
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.
There’s a real schizophrenia amongst the public when it comes to bare feet. On the one foot, there’s the whole problem of being in public with bare feet. On the other foot, people also recognize just how comfortable and natural it is.
The latter point is so true that even advertisers try to sell their products by depicting bare feet.
I spent the last week in Costa Rica for my niece’s wedding. I guess destination weddings are getting pretty popular. With everybody living so far apart, you still need airfare and a hotel, so why not go to a resort somewhere?
And a beach wedding sure does encourage bare feet, doesn’t it?
There is simply no place in the U.S. where it is illegal to walk barefoot down city streets in the normal course of life. There was even a court case that found such a city ordinance, in Youngstown, Ohio, unconstitutional.
However, every now and again there is a street festival that takes it upon itself to have a footwear condition. The Arts, Beats & Eats festival in Royal Oak, Michigan, is one of them.