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Barefoot Friendly
Places & Trails

 



We need your help identifying Barefoot Friendly Places and Trails
where barefooters are welcome. We want to be able to get together with our community of people who choose to wear no shoes. Is there a café, restaurant, store or trail that invites barefooters let's share with others. Fill out our recommendation form to share with others.
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Hey, I'm Barefoot Sue & I'm creating an ecosystem around the practice of barefooting. Can you help me?

I was called to encourage a  Barefoot Practice through a message I received from Mother Earth asking me to: “Bring people back to the forest.” In time I came to understand that she wanted me to help people to reconnect with nature through their bare feet. The ‘forest’ could be a trail, a local city park, your backyard, a patch of grass, or a sandy beach. More recently she spoke to me again,

“Don’t forget about the environment,” she said.

A recent survey reports that the average American man owns 12 pairs of shoes, while the average American woman owns 27 pairs. That would make the national average about 19 pairs per person. And the average person buys 7 pairs of shoes a year. So in total 2.4 Billion pairs of shoes were bought in the US in 2022 alone! And only 5% of them get recycled. What is the impact of that on the environment? Our environment has become a top priority. Wearing shoes/boots puts wear and tear on the earth when we walk on trails. If you step on moss barefoot, it bounces back up but if you are wearing hiking boots, chances are you will rip the moss off the rock or ground as you dig into it with your thick soles. How can you help? Start by going barefoot some of the time. Don't buy as many shoes and give them away when you are finished with them. 

You can join this project to create an ecosystem around barefooting as a practice for wellness and a way to become more aware of the impact of shoes on our environment, and then do something about it! If you would like to help the Barefoot Movement get traction please message me here. Every person counts.

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Let's normalize barefooting by encouraging stores, cafés, and places of business to let us be barefoot. 

Do you know a Barefoot Friendly Place or Trail that you can recommend to others?

Mother Nature Needs YOU!

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