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A couple of days ago the Spanish newspaper, El País had a very interesting article about how many actors are being spotted going barefoot in and about town. In ¿Por qué a los famosos les ha dado por andar descalzos? (Why have the famous been walking barefoot?). The article does a nice job talking about the benefits of going barefoot.

But of course they also have to talk to a podiatrists who hates it.

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They Just Don’t Stop

Yahoo News now has a new travel list: 12 People Who Should Be Banned From Flying. It was also picked up by the New York Post: The 12 types of people who should be banned from flying.

I’m sure you can guess what is number one.

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Here Comes the Br(oads)ide

You know, sometimes I wonder if other blog writers are having trouble coming up with material. Why else would the New Orleans Bride Magazine ask on their “Wediquette Wednesday”, Is it OK to go barefoot at the reception?.

And even moreso, how could they come up with the answer they did?

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High Heels are WEIRD

I imagine you read about the study from a few weeks back that determined that men tend to prefer women wearing high heels.

My suspicion is that the results are extremely culturally dependent.

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Hippie Fashion Trend?

Slate recently had an article about how Hippie fashion is back for men. Is that a good thing?.

Well of course it’s a good thing. On one condition . . .

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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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