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Shoddie versus Shoddy

I think that, within the barefooting community, we are all aware of the term “shoddie”. There are some who don’t like it, saying that it can be insulting to habitual shoe-wearers, but I do use it, and I think it aptly describes what’s going on.

I thought I’d start by tossing out a few definitions.

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Saving Soles

When I wrote about Dirty Feet, it generated a comment (a question really) asking what I did to maintain them.

Here’s the answer.

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What’s Glove Got to Do With It?

This is the time of year when many people are beginning to wonder what they will do as winter approaches. Some of these are folks who have recently come to barefoot running, and that has led to their going barefoot much more in their lives, not just in running. Many are asking, what should I wear now?

I don’t want to address barefoot running in cooler temperatures, just what to do if you want to go barefoot while out and about.

My words of advice are . . .

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Barefoot Fire Bow

Survivorman’s Les Stroud has a new series of shows on right now (in the U.S.) where they re-edit the old stuff and put a new commentary on it. The series is Survivorman’s Survival Secrets.

One of the shows was on making fire, and one of the secrets for making fire with a fire bow is to do it barefoot.

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Barefoot to Costa Rica

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?

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When I went Out West last year, I had some troubles with getting overly footsore. This time it went much better.

So, what was the difference?

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Moccasins

When it gets too cold out for hiking barefoot, I usually go with a pair of moccasins. But store-bought ones require a bit of modification.

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