A Whole Day Without Shoes

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    Apr 08, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    Today, lots of people across the country are going barefoot. But I am really bummed because nobody can here. We are having a freaky spring snowstorm after breaking a record last month with global warming and no measurable snowfall the entire month of March. This is really freaky.
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    why aren't we wearing shoes?
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
    barefootdude saidToday, lots of people across the country are going barefoot.


    You can rewrite this whole thread for any number of fetishes.

    Today, lots of people across the country are wearing adult diapers and drinking from bottles.
    Today, lots of people across the country are getting fucked in the ass by a guy in a panda costume.
    Today, lots of people across the country are having their assholes stuffed with live animals.
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:51 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said
    barefootdude saidToday, lots of people across the country are going barefoot.


    Today, lots of people across the country are getting fucked in the ass by a guy in a panda costume.


    How did you know that! icon_cry.gif

    How about today...a lot of people are whacking off from the sadistic pleasure of having the images of truly appalling photography scar their retinas
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said
    MunchingZombie said
    barefootdude saidToday, lots of people across the country are going barefoot.


    Today, lots of people across the country are getting fucked in the ass by a guy in a panda costume.


    How did you know that! icon_cry.gif



    I thought it was just me.
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    Apr 08, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said
    barefootdude saidToday, lots of people across the country are going barefoot.


    You can rewrite this whole thread for any number of fetishes.

    Today, lots of people across the country are wearing adult diapers and drinking from bottles.
    Today, lots of people across the country are getting fucked in the ass by a guy in a panda costume.
    Today, lots of people across the country are having their assholes stuffed with live animals.


    Going barefoot today wasn't really organized as a fetish, but to raise awareness of children without shoes in 3rd world countries icon_smile.gif

    Check it out:

    http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/

    But barefoot fetishes are not bad either.
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    Apr 08, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    Boys. Let's stay on topic.
    Going barefooted is awesome. I lived in New Guinea for two years, barefoot the whole time. Among the many difficulties I had readjusting to life in the States was having to wear shoes, but not all the time!...I've laced together a four-mile barefooted run, all on grass or dirt, starting from my house. Surely there are many barefoot enthusiasts among us here at RJ.
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    Apr 08, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    Actually, a subject close to my heart (or foot). It happens I was born with deformed foot joints, with limited range of motion, causing various walking problems all my life. And the orthopedic surgeon I had as a child told me that walking barefoot was the best thing for most people, that Western-style shoes were bad for our feet.

    At the same time, I think our feet need protection from abrasion, sharp objects, infection, and our joints benefit from having a shock-absorbing sole beneath our feet. So my compromise is to wear sandals whenever I can.

    I buy them in wide widths (not always easy to find), and only wear fully enclosed shoes when I must. Living in south Florida helps. For athletic wear I buy New Balance, since they offer Wide sizes, and their last is wider than many others anyway. Nikes are too narrow for me.

    But I would not spend a whole day without shoes, certainly not outdoors. Just walking across the parking lot would be painful, searing hot with lots of little stones, perhaps broken glass. Plus I think in Florida, and other states, it's illegal to drive a car barefoot. Even indoors I always wear at least flip-flops around the house, to keep my feet clean, and from slipping on any spilled liquids (the entire house is tiled, not unusual in Florida).

    Interesting concept, I never heard of a day without shoes before. Maybe next time when I spend a day at the beach... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 08, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
    Well, I had not heard of this, but as it happens, we had unseasonable snow today too. So I slipped on some sandals when I had to go outside.

    Once, in the 90's I went on a four-day dive vacation. Although the weather was summer-like when I left, after driving for six hours and crossing a mountain range, things were a lot more winter-like. It turns out that I had completely forgotten to pack any shoes! That was a little too much for me. Especially when I parked in Seattle and almost stepped on a used hypodermic needle when I got out of the vehicle.

    I started keeping an old spare pair of sneakers (and other clothes) in a sealed bag in the truck box.
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    Apr 08, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]barefootdude said

    Going barefoot today wasn't really organized as a fetish, but to raise awareness of children without shoes in 3rd world countries icon_smile.gif

    Check it out:

    http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/

    But barefoot fetishes are not bad either. [/quote]

    Ah... it's an advertising stunt for a shoe store. But what if it backfires on them? (Hey... that was pretty good!)

    It's a bit like Trojan sponsoring a BB fest "onedaywithoutcondoms"
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    Apr 08, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
    OutdoorAdventurist saidBoys. Let's stay on topic.


    From my perspective it just seemed like they were commenting on that...new pic.
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    Apr 08, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    omg you're back
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    Apr 08, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    Lenoxx saidomg you're back


    Yes, and he's been back for a while now.....Isn't it great! icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 08, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    I am actually taking part in this today... did anyone else do it?
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    Apr 16, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    Gilly saidI am actually taking part in this today... did anyone else do it?


    Why just one day? When I looked into colleges I found a great quote from a graduate at the one I eventually attended.

    She had walked to the graduation podium barefoot and said she had done so to remember those without shoes around the world. That quote has stayed with me ever since. I started going shoeless (or with flip flops when it snowed) as a way to show my support for her idea and those less fortunate.

    I try to be out of my shoes as much as possible. (Helps extend the life of the shoes I buy too!)
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    Apr 16, 2010 1:51 PM GMT
    ...er, wouldn't it be better to donate to buy them shoes?
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    Apr 16, 2010 2:05 PM GMT
    meninlove said ...er, wouldn't it be better to donate to buy them shoes?

    Logical & straightforward as always. Rather than mimicking those who have no footwear, provide them with some instead.

    On a similar thought, just yesterday we dropped off 2 large bags of men's clothing & shoes to an HIV/AIDS thrift store & food bank (Poverello's here in South Florida, for those who know it). I encourage everyone here to donate their old clothes to charitable organizations, and especially those that help the GLBT and HIV/AIDS communities when you have that option.

    http://www.poverello.org/
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    Apr 16, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    Say, good for you, Red.
    Years ago when the idea was still new, a Saltspring Island co started up a fair-trade business with central Americans growing coffee. The Central Americans recieved 50% of the take. A pound of coffee for 8.00 got them 4.00

    The push was for shoes and a school among other things. I sold bags of coffee beans from a large box I was allowed to have at work. Man, did that office smell GOOD!! It was wildly successful.

    -Doug