I used to live in the UK until I moved to Australia in 2008. One thing that was strange to myself and my family upon first noticing was people (especially near the beach or out in the country) didn’t care much if you walked around barefoot. Shops and establishments don’t have any sort of “No shoes, no service” rule and no one will give you strange looks if you aren’t wearing footwear.

At first, I thought it was weird, but I had issues with my posture, so I decided to give it a go. To my surprise I loved it! It felt sensational to feel the ground and have my toes exposed to the open air. As my feet toughened up and my soles because thick and leathery, I began to hate shoes. I have never been very fashionable and my feet were an odd size, so buying lots of pairs of fancy footwear was a pointless, expensive and difficult exercise that I’ve pretty much avoided since living over here.

I have two pairs of shoes for occasions where formal dress wear is required and a pair of flip-flops. I understand that some people (especially members of my family) don’t feel comfortable with bare feet or deem being barefooted as inappropriate, so I always keep my trusty flip-flops (Australians refer to them as thongs) in the car in case I need to slip them on for some reason.

While my friends aren’t barefooters themselves, they are aware of the fact that I often don’t wear shoes. Most of them think it’s a bit weird or un-classy, but are used to it by now. They know it’s a normal thing for me and a few of the girls I know thinks it’s cool that I just don’t care what people think. I remember the time I went to the movies with a female friend and the first thing she did was look down laugh when I approached her!

Since I moved over her in 2008, I have been barefooted for about 80% of the time. I hate the feeling of shoes and try to walk anywhere I can without them. My soles are dirty and cracked, but my posture has since improved and the perils of sweaty/smelly feet are non-existent. I’ve went from being someone who used to wear sock and shoes 24/7, to someone who avoids them like the plague. I have to say that I wouldn’t have it any other way. Barefooting is fun and healthy, plus it strengthens your immune system. What’s not to like?

#dirtymalefeet #dirtyguysfeet #dirtyfeet
I used to live in the UK until I moved to Australia in 2008. One thing that was strange to myself and my family upon first noticing was people (especially near the beach or out in the country) didn’t care much if you walked around barefoot. Shops and establishments don’t have any sort of “No shoes, no service” rule and no one will give you strange looks if you aren’t wearing footwear. At first, I thought it was weird, but I had issues with my posture, so I decided to give it a go. To my surprise I loved it! It felt sensational to feel the ground and have my toes exposed to the open air. As my feet toughened up and my soles because thick and leathery, I began to hate shoes. I have never been very fashionable and my feet were an odd size, so buying lots of pairs of fancy footwear was a pointless, expensive and difficult exercise that I’ve pretty much avoided since living over here. I have two pairs of shoes for occasions where formal dress wear is required and a pair of flip-flops. I understand that some people (especially members of my family) don’t feel comfortable with bare feet or deem being barefooted as inappropriate, so I always keep my trusty flip-flops (Australians refer to them as thongs) in the car in case I need to slip them on for some reason. While my friends aren’t barefooters themselves, they are aware of the fact that I often don’t wear shoes. Most of them think it’s a bit weird or un-classy, but are used to it by now. They know it’s a normal thing for me and a few of the girls I know thinks it’s cool that I just don’t care what people think. I remember the time I went to the movies with a female friend and the first thing she did was look down laugh when I approached her! Since I moved over her in 2008, I have been barefooted for about 80% of the time. I hate the feeling of shoes and try to walk anywhere I can without them. My soles are dirty and cracked, but my posture has since improved and the perils of sweaty/smelly feet are non-existent. I’ve went from being someone who used to wear sock and shoes 24/7, to someone who avoids them like the plague. I have to say that I wouldn’t have it any other way. Barefooting is fun and healthy, plus it strengthens your immune system. What’s not to like?

#dirtymalefeet #dirtyguysfeet #dirtyfeet