« Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse »
Francis Bacon, Sr
Barefooting: a lifestyle or new trend?
I had gone barefoot the five first years of my childhood. Running in the wood without shoes, going fishing and playing hike and seek with my cousins. Nobody was scared with our lifestyle until we move to town then things changed quickly as we would be stared at like weird and bizarre
Going barefoot was not fashionable in town, While you see others with their Nike, Blanik and Karl Lagerfeld, Would you stick to your “hippie « philosophy » of barefooter?
We had been educated to put shoes on. Every day, every week every month and every year durind our life time;
I could not stand it but I do as others do. Last year, I came across an article in a news paper about celebrities doing shopping barefoot.
My reaction to that was a post on my former blog where I was expressing my indignation to people taking barefooting as a fashion,
I was upset at first as it seemed to me that there are too many fashions coming out from time to time for people not even knowing the reason for doing what they are doing
Then I had a comment on my post from Martial, a man who started a a barefoot hikers’ group in France. We kept in touch and he invited me to come to one of their meeting in Auray.
I met nice people, very friendly people happy to go barefoot and we had a long long walk around the town
I was very happy as I could do what I used to do in my youth. I felt free to be what I really was: a free person not obliged to keep her feet suffering ind very tiny shoes..
Now I’m trying to take off my shoes but it’s not easy at all. I must admit I can’t go to work barefoot . At go barefoot at home and when at the office. Never go barefoot through Paris.I am a part time barefooter.