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Old 05.10.2011, 19:46
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Kids without shoes

Keep seeing kids walking around Zurich and out hiking without shoes on. Clearly not a poverty thing. Is this 'normal' here, part of being swiss?
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Keep seeing kids walking around Zurich and out hiking without shoes on. Clearly not a poverty thing. Is this 'normal' here, part of being swiss?
It's the barefoot revival! The healthiest thing possible, you should try it too. Try not to live a parallel life like your avatar.
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Old 05.10.2011, 20:22
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It's the barefoot revival! The healthiest thing possible, you should try it too.
Think I'll stick with my sandals..

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Re: Kids without shoes

I once saw a guy in the organic shop next to me, barefoot.
Only, it was so cold outside that I was already wearing gloves (on the bike).

Was one of those "WTF?" moments.
And makes one feel totally wimpy ;-)
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Old 05.10.2011, 20:43
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Re: Kids without shoes

In Australia my nephew goes to school without shoes. It's quite the norm there!
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Old 05.10.2011, 21:27
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It's the barefoot revival! The healthiest thing possible, you should try it too. Try not to live a parallel life like your avatar.
Healthy ? With all the glass and other debris on the ground ? With all the oil and other such substances ?
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Old 05.10.2011, 21:39
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Healthy ? With all the glass and other debris on the ground ? With all the oil and other such substances ?
Normally you don't encounter oil and other such substances while out hiking. Obviously, common sense where you go barefoot and where shod
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In Australia my nephew goes to school without shoes. It's quite the norm there!
Maybe in the outback... I grew up in a small town of about 2000, but we still had to wear shoes to school...

I love being barefoot. Or wearing thongs (flip flops, for those Americans ;-) ) When I was managing a Surf Shop and studying it was all I wore! It was great!
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Maybe in the outback... I grew up in a small town of about 2000, but we still had to wear shoes to school...

I love being barefoot. Or wearing thongs (flip flops, for those Americans ;-) ) When I was managing a Surf Shop and studying it was all I wore! It was great!
They are flip flops to the Brits too, thongs are what women wear
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They are flip flops to the Brits too, thongs are what women wear
And some men...
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Re: Kids without shoes

I remember my embarrassment when one of my friends was showing me round her house.

I'd taken my shoes off upon arrival, as normal, and padded quite happily upstairs and down until she led me down the gravel path in her garden.

How was I to know that she'd grown up in Zimbabwe and developed soles like leather in the process?

Ouch.
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Normally you don't encounter oil and other such substances while out hiking. Obviously, common sense where you go barefoot and where shod
Whatever, to go around barefoot, is a sign that you are out of a medieval and horrible and extremely poor environment
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Re: Kids without shoes

I feel like you DB, love being tootsie free but boy do I dislike stepping on gravel
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Whatever, to go around barefoot, is a sign that you are out of a medieval and horrible and extremely poor environment
Or from a beach town, or safe area, where extra protection of the feet isn't needed because there isn't broken glass and needles around...
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Re: Kids without shoes

There must be a few Saffs here that , like me , played bare foot Rugby in Transvaal ? What the hell were those ball/jack type thorns that , when belting down the right wing , would cause me to pull up and hop the rest of the way ?
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There must be a few Saffs here that , like me , played bare foot Rugby in Transvaal ? What the hell were those ball/jack type thorns that , when belting down the right wing , would cause me to pull up and hop the rest of the way ?
Blackjacks

As children, when playing outdoors, we never wore shoes! At school I remember some kids would actually take their shoes off during recess/break time to go and play on the field.

Stains we battled to get off the soles of our feet were: grass stains from freshly cut grass and mulberries (that had fallen to the ground obviously )

*sigh* good times
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Whatever, to go around barefoot, is a sign that you are out of a medieval and horrible and extremely poor environment
You are joking of course?
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Maybe in the outback... I grew up in a small town of about 2000, but we still had to wear shoes to school...

I love being barefoot. Or wearing thongs (flip flops, for those Americans ;-) ) When I was managing a Surf Shop and studying it was all I wore! It was great!

Nope not the outback, Cairns. Urbanised area, not the country.
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Re: Kids without shoes

I never put anything on my feet when I go out to the mail box (not in winter) but I don't half get some funny looks from the neighbours.
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In Australia my nephew goes to school without shoes. It's quite the norm there!
When I was a kid, my Mum would make me wear shoes to school....... but I would take them off when I got there.


Rainy days were terrible, as it was quite obvious that I did this as I would go home with clean shoes and socks over my muddy legs.
(....... some things you just don't think through when you are 8yo)


Later on, Nike and Reebok etc became all the rage, and you would do ANYTHING to get a pair on you feet.


Barefoot is the way forward......... shoes are for the suckers of marketing.
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