References & further reading

Barefoot Living websites

Society for Barefoot Living

Social Media groups

Barefoot Living UK (Facebook)
Society for Barefoot Living (Facebook)
Born to Live Barefoot (Facebook)


The Barefoot Book by Daniel Howell (the perfect Christmas present)
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall


Born to Live Barefoot - Blog by Kriss Sands (USA)
The effects of modern living on our feet by Isabelle Brough

Main Stream Media

How modern life is changing our feet (BBC World Service)
The Barefoot Backpacker (The Metro)
The joys of shoeless hiking (The Guardian)
National Trust suggests for a barefoot day out
Barefoot a status symbol (The Telegraph)
Running 2600 miles barefoot (The Telegraph)
Experience: I don't wear shoes (The Guardian)
An NZ Parliamentry policy advisor


Hoffman 1905 (Study comparing barefoot to shod)
Biomechanics of Foot Strikes by Daniel E. Lieberman
Foot callus thickness does not trade off protection for tactile sensitivity.

 Barefoot is sensational. The first thing you do at home is kick off your shoes, But why wear them the rest of the time?
Health costs of wearing shoes
Shoes cost more than the contents of your wallet.
Stepping Out
 Practical advice for someone interested in living barefoot. How do you go about it? What will you encounter?
Common Questions
 Barefooters regularly get asked the same questions, and the usual answers are pretty straight forward.
Cold Weather
Are your feet cold?


How can that be?

Barefoot Law
 Discrimination in the eyes of the law.
Charity Disparity
Old shoes are given to third world countries by the ton; but good-will and good intentions lead to product dumping, misery and destitution.
What is barefoot life like?
Every texture tells a story. It is part of the experience of being where you are.
Set Your Piggies Free
 That Sesame Street video.
Barefoot Shoes
 Footwear is a tool. How to choose the right tool for the job.

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