Remember when you were a kid and you used to run around outside without any shoes on?
In those days, it didn’t even matter if it was summer or winter. You probably didn’t think about it then, but you might now, at just how quickly you got over a cold, or a bug, and you didn’t even get all that sick very often.
For me, I remember that being outside in bare feet was probably the best part of being a kid. I hated shoes, hated feeling trapped! I was fortunate enough that, when I was in primary school, I had to wear flip flops, at least, to and from school – during the day, however – no shoes – ahhh such bliss!
Then we grow up! We start having to wear shoes – everywhere. We spend more time inside, we work in buildings that are elevated off the ground and we even live in high-set houses or apartments. Time to have bare feet just doesn’t fit into the equation of our day to day lives.
From our elite athletes who now wear shoes all the time to gardeners who wear shoes, hats and gloves; outdoor workers are covered from head to toe. In our busy lives the only time we probably ever go bare foot is when we are at the beach. Not all of us have that luxury, though.