The following sites and articles contain material likely to
be of interest to the users of this site.
- Natural and Healthy Barefoot
Activities "The feet need active training to develop their
This wonderful site was made by Lorenz Kersher of Germany. It includes
details of Barefoot Parks and Sensation Trails.
- Go Barefoot
--- from the book "Wonderful Ways to Love a Child"
"Have you ever noticed that little children love to pull off their shoes and socks
whenever they can? Perhaps there are good reasons for this. Take off your shoes, take off
your socks, and wriggle and wiggle your toes. Walk in the sand, walk on the grass, and
feel the earth beneath your feet. ..."
- Bare Feet by Barbara
"... Barefoot, we're almost always at peace. We're gentle and tolerant with our
fellow man. Stress and anxiety evaporate and grief itself seems bearable as long as our
feet are free ..."
- Why Go Barefoot? by Bill
"Put on a pair of mittens and wear them all day long. You can't feel anything can
you? Everything you pick up and touch feels the same, doesn't it? That would be pretty
boring, wouldn't you think? Well, guess what? You're already doing something similar every
morning when you put on those shoes and head out the door ..."
- Glenn Workman
Grownup barefooter in Baltimore, MD.
- The Art and Sole of
Barefoot Hiking by John M. Harder
... As a child, I loved playing outdoors, in the woods, among the trees, in
and on the dirt and creeks. I loved running through the grass with my bare
feet. It was so cool and soft. In those days, summers went on forever, days
lingered into long sunsets, life was simpler, more fun, and carefree ...
- Barefoot Football in Hawaii
This can take a while to load. The Palama Settlement celebrates its 100th
- Running Barefoot
Extensive site maintained by Ken Saxton in Southern California
Boogie in New York City
In lower Manhattan. Kids, 12 and under, are free
- The Barefoot Path in the Western
Barefootedness and the Judaeo-Christian tradition.
- Familienleben auf
A German language site entitled "Family Life on Healthy Feet". This
site is maintained by Lorenz Kerscher of Germany. He writes "I hope this site can
counteract the tendency, that more and more people in Germany seem to forget about the
benefits of going barefoot". Lorenz also has an English language site called
- Chief Seattle's 1854
".... the very dust under your feet responds more lovingly to our footsteps than to
yours, because it is the ashes of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of the
sympathetic touch, for the soil is rich with the life of our kindred"
- The Spirit of Going Barefoot
" ... By going barefoot the most profound change takes place. I find it impossible to
hold the aforementioned negative emotions and instead become friendly, generous, humble,
part of things - at peace with myself and generally glad to be who I am"
- Good for the
Sole -- from ABCNEWS Viewfinder
" ... After marshaling my nerve, and leaving ABC a full block
behindoutside of colleagues viewI removed my shoes and walked along an
Upper West Side sidewalk
- They're Barefoot
and Omnipresent -- Time Magazine
Scroll about halfway down the page to find this short article on successful and powerful
men showing up barefoot in magazines. "... These fellows are so confident,
they don't need footgear. All power; no loafers. Moguls can affect a Gandhi-like
- Barefoot to Zion
Musical production portraying Mormon history
- Barefoot Traveler's Tales
by Martin Petersen of Denmark. Martin loves world travel and he loves to go barefoot.
Martin provides Traveler's tales from a unique perpective.
Barefoot Hiker -- Online edition of the book by Richard Frazine
"A book about Bare Feet and how their sensitivity can provide not only an unique
dimension of pleasure, but also significant benefits in safety, comfort, and confidence to
hikers who learn to rely upon them."
- Zoom TV series
from the 70's
Well, we guess they went barefoot sometimes ...
- Maintained by Andreas Spring in Germany are:
An extensive list of Movies
depicting barefoot living and a collection on celebrities, both male and female, that go barefoot
including Jonny Lang the
16-year-old blues guitar prodigy. Also Barefoot living in history
- Why Shoes
Make "Normal" Gait Impossible -- By William A. Rossi, D.P.M
"... On taking a step, the foot normally flexes approximately 54
degrees at the ball on the bare foot. But all shoes flex 30 to 80 percent less
than normal at the ball. This obviously creates flex resistance for the foot
by the shoe. The foot must now work harder to take each or its approximately
eight thousand daily steps. The required extra energy imposes undue strain
and fatigue on the foot ..."
- Windjammer Barefoot Cruises
"Kick off your shoes and get ready to set sail on a Caribbean adventure you'll never
- A Hike
Childhood memories of Americans living in Saudi Arabia in the 1950's
"... Our callused bare feet made scritch-scratch sounds on the sidewalks as we headed
for the edge of town"
- Barefoot Man -- Caribbean music
"Come friends ... leave your shoes behind ... and your worries"
An article on Barefoot Man is here.