What we're about
Are you the type of person who can't wait to take your shoes off when you get home from work? Do you often wish you could leave your shoes at home when you go out? Is your fear of social rejection preventing you from embracing your love for being barefoot?
If so, this is your chance to join like-minded people who won't judge you for making the fun and healthy choice of foregoing shoes. We're open to any ideas for barefoot recreation and get-togethers: walking, hiking, running, team sports, water sports, trips to historic sites, trips to the beach, wine-tastings, dinners, you name it. The only requirement is that it can be done barefoot.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. It doesn't matter if you've never been barefoot outside your house or you go days without wearing shoes.
Do you want to learn more? Maybe you're skeptical? Here are some great resources about the benefits of being barefoot.
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Four Reasons to Go Barefoot (http://watchfit.com/exercise/take-off-shoes/?utm_content=buffer5952a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer)
Going barefoot may be good for your health (http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/life/2016/04/21/bodys-health-grounded-feet/83360732/)
Going barefoot: Strong 'foot core' could prevent plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and other common injuries (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151117181929.htm)
How Going Barefoot Benefits Your Kids (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-going-barefoot-benefits-your-kids.html)
The Importance Of Going Barefoot + How To Reclaim Your Feet (http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17779/the-importance-of-going-barefoot-how-to-reclaim-your-feet.html)
Top 10 Health Benefits of Going Bare (http://www.runbare.com/barefoot-benefits?utm_content=buffer1e439&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer)
Walking Barefoot Helps You Avoid Foot Injuries; Also Improves Posture, Balance, And Stability (http://www.medicaldaily.com/walking-barefoot-helps-you-avoid-foot-injuries-also-improves-posture-balance-and-362164#.Vk6KuQA5Jgc.facebook)
Walk Barefoot with Abandon (http://corewalking.com/walk-barefoot-with-abandon/?utm_content=buffer93aef&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer)
Why kids should go barefoot more (and probably adults, too) (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/02/29/why-kids-should-go-barefoot-more-and-probably-adults-too/?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer30aec&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com)
Working memory is better after a barefoot run (http://sciencebulletin.org/archives/906.html)
You Walk Wrong (http://nymag.com/health/features/46213/)
Legality of being barefoot in unconventional places
Though we are a group that believes in the benefits of being barefoot, and are attempting to educate the misinformed, our ultimate goal is to maintain a positive and approachable posture. There will come a time when we will unite and make our voices heard but the general idea is to "kill 'em softly". To that end, please don't feel obligated to be barefoot to participate in any of the events here. All are welcome.