• 8 years 29 days ago
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    I remember in my neighborhood back in the 80s some kids like myself went barefoot every chance we got even in cold weather while most others never seemed to be without shoes and socks. In fact I remember going over with my mom to some of the neighbors houses (somethimes late at night) so I could hang out with their kid and so my mom could catch up with the neighborhood gossip. I remember two in particular would still be wearing their shoes that they wore to school. (anyone encounter this?) Meaning their feet were in those shoes for 12 plus hours! They also went to bed in socks. Kids did the same thing on TV so a started thinking I was in the minority be going barefoot. I remeber getting made fun of by a few kids and getting comments from parents like "Where are your shoes?" "Can't your parent afford shoes for you?" Because of this I quit going barefoot as it seemed like the "cool kids" wore Jordans. Even today I'm never without shoes.

    Things seem to have have changed, kids wear sandals and flip-flops which was something that was unheard of on boys when I was a kid. Others still go barefoot and no one seems to says anything. You were either barefoot or wore shoes when I was a kid. Also many homes are adapting a no shoe policies now a days, something that I also never incountered back then. Even on TV I'm seeing more barefeet. Maybe I should have been born in the 90s instead of the late 70s. Na they didn't fine and throw kids in jail very much back then and we could drink soda at school. Oh and don't forget Saturday morning and after school cartoons :wink:
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      • 8 years 29 days ago
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      thats so true i recall in the summer doing this only , id even climb things like fences and they were pretty sharp
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        • 8 years 29 days ago
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        I can't stand bare feet. I never could. I've always got socks on around the house (save for when I'm in the shower) and shoes on outside of the house.

        When I was a young'un, my parents took me to the mall. There was a woman with sandals. I screamed "EW!" as loud as I could, pointed at the poor lady and shouted "THAT LADY HAS BARE FEET!"
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          • 8 years 29 days ago
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          I always wear shoes, or at least socks. Of course, my entire house is either tile or hard wood so that's probably a reason. I'd probably be barefoot more often if we had carpet. When I was a kid, we had carpet in our trailer so I was barefoot inside, at least.
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            • 8 years 29 days ago
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            Barefoot as long as I'm in the house and when I'm in my frontyard
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              • 8 years 29 days ago
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              I used to go barefoot all the time as a kid (summer only, though). Living with my grandmother when I was young (about three or four) in the country (Crewe, Virginia), it seemed to be common, even. She would even take me to the market and no shoes were necessary for me to even enter the store. It was like it was no big deal. I remember that so vividly.

              When moving up to Richmond, though, that changed. But I still walked barefoot as a kid outside in the summer...which kinda sucked because I used to run, play, etc., and constantly stub my big toe. >
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                • 8 years 28 days ago
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                Although once in the 2nd grade for a month or so at the end of the year i wore sandals and the embarrassing part was i had nail polish on my big toe. I needed new shoes at the time so i had no choice. As for the nail polish i told everybody my brother did it and they actually believed me.
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                  • 8 years 28 days ago
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                  i was always forced to wear shoes outside...
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                    • 8 years 28 days ago
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                    I HATE bare feet. I always have my feet covered, be it socks, shoes, or slippers. Even seeing other people's bare feet makes me cringe and wonder how they can walk around like that.
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                      • 8 years 28 days ago
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                      I went barefoot all summer and one of the worst things about going back go school was I had to wear shoes all day again. I can remember walking home from one of my first days of 7th grade when I was 12, and finally taking my shoes and socks off and shoving them in my book bag and walking about a mile home, barefoot, because I just couldn't stand wearing them any more.

                      Now I wear shoes all the time, even in my house. My childhood callouses from walking around barefoot on hot blacktop and dried grass are all gone now, and I'm afriad I'll step on something on my sensative thin-skinned feet now. Like my son's hot wheel cars or something.
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                        i did go barefoot alot but alot of the driveways in my neighnorhood were grasvel and it hurt like hell to run over them.
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                          • 8 years 28 days ago
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                          water fights by the summer slip and slide and swimming pool places were really the only times and places i went barefoot. shoes wernt allowd in the house but, i always had socks and house shoes. its like im not comfortable without socks and boxers on.
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                            • 8 years 27 days ago
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                            Wore shoes almost always outside. I went barefoot once in awhile. :lol:
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                              • 8 years 27 days ago
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                              I went barefoot most of the time as a kid by choice. My feet are really hard on the bottom I can poke my heels with a needle and they will not bleed. I don't like wearing shoes I feel they are bad for your feet. Only wear shoes to drity places like school and walking on the streets.
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                                • 8 years 27 days ago
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                                I always thought it was weird that people wore shoes in the house on tv. At everyones house I know you take your shoes off when you come in the door. Otherwise the floors and carpets would be filthy. I'm always barefoot or in socks in the house.

                                I ran around outside barefoot sometimes as a kid in the summer. I remember how much it hurt to walk around on those gravol driveways or on really hot asphalt. If I was actually going out somewhere I always wore shoes though. And I definatly wore my boots in the winter!
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                                  • 8 years 27 days ago
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                                  Shoes and socks, and sandals during the summer at the beach. That's the way to go for me.
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                                    • 8 years 24 days ago
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                                    I can't stand being barefoot. The only time I'm barefoot is if I'm in the shower or swimming. Can't stand walking around not even in the house without shoes on.
                                    It's OK, next time I'll make you listen. I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents and to know that indeed they would be heard as we were in those wonderful days on Waltons Mountain.Narrator The Waltons (From the Runawa
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                                      • 8 years 2 days ago
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                                      rahrah4lif wrote:
                                      i was always forced to wear shoes outside...


                                      I remember some kids whoes parents were like that. A few of them envyed me because I was allowed to go barefoot.
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                                        • 8 years 1 day ago
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                                        I barely ever went barefoot. but my cousins went barefooted almost all the time. the would even walk on rocks and stones and was like...how the hell can you do that.....crazy. haha...like my name.
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                                          • 8 years 1 day ago
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                                          Of topic a bit, sometimes my dreams have me without shoes on or I forget to get my shoes back whenever I'm outside.
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