Many barefooters are aware of Simon Wikler’s book, “Take Off Your Shoes and Walk”, from 1961. You can even see a bit of it at the Parents for Barefoot Children site.
You may not be aware that he had an even earlier book.
I am one of the fortunate few who is able to go barefoot nearly 24/7. In the past year my shoe-wearing time is under 24 hours. Most of that really didn’t entail walking around (think weddings and funerals).
And that made me forget just how much shod-walking really is a burden.
We’re all familiar with the Ebola crisis. But did you know that there is One Thing We Can Do to Control the Spread of Ebola? Would you be surprised to find out, when it comes to the Ebola crisis, Why something as simple as a shoe could change lives in Africa?
And would you be even more surprised to find out that the organization pushing this is having a Barefoot Sunday on October 19th to collect your shoes to send to Africa?
There is a very interesting (and long) article about whether bare feet are better at the Neuroanthropology site. The article is well supported with scientific articles.
The article’s discussion of “support” and what is “natural” got me thinking about a different way to look at things.