Barefooting in Naturism | The Naturist Page


SONY DSCI truly love the ability to be able to shed the clothes off to truly feel alive and the liberating feeling that goes with it; for me it’s another step to be a barefooter. For me, it takes it to a whole new level.

I was always barefoot at home because I can’t stand anything on my feet. It’s also more comfortable that way. My first barefoot experience was not at a campgrounds, resort, or the pool… that’s a very common place where most of us are barefoot and that does not count.

I was about 10km from home wearing my old sandals when a thunderstorm came out of nowhere, bringing heavy rain with it. The sandals I was wearing are dangerous when they are wet because it’s like walking barefoot on marble floors with oil on your feet! Not gonna happen or I’m going to hurt myself! So I decided to take them off and walk home barefoot in the rain. It was a really nice feeling on the feet with the rain and the puddles. The whole walk home I got to experience so many new sensations and textures. Walking in the running water along the sides of the streets, wet grass, dirt, mud, rocks, even the painted lines on the roads have a different feeling on the feet. My feet never felt so happy to be free from footware! When I got home I was like a wet rat but that’s when I decided to try combining my love for Naturism with barefooting.

IMG_20140615_193637My first all day being truly completely free of the clothes and footwear was at La Pommerie, centre naturiste et écologique. I went there with my buddy Happy Bare one year and decided to spend the whole day naked and barefoot. While there are people there with sandals on their feet (and that’s fine) I wanted to be more in tune with nature by Earthing. (“When we make direct contact with the surface of the Earth our bodies receive a charge of energy that makes us feel better, fast.”) My favorite place over there to truly feel connected to nature was in the forest with the leafs, mud, and running streams. Oh there were some bridges to get over some of these streams, but I took the road — I mean stream less traveled on and walk across the stream, rather than taking the bridge.

SONY DSCSince that day, I find myself going barefoot a lot more back home in the city. However, there are more things to be cautious about when barefooting/earthing in the city. Watch out for sharp objects and other various foot hazards. My favorite place is talking a nice long walk along the water front (River in my case) I really don’t mind if my feet get dirty because I know after that I can clean them. Also, I always carry a pair of emergency sandals where I go.

Of course, if you’re new to barefooting/earthing, your feet will take some time getting use to rough surfaces. With time your feet will adjust and get used to it. I highly recommend barefooting/earthing for all ages! You’ll thank me later when you experience the feeling or sensation of being connected to the earth.

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14 thoughts on “Barefooting in Naturism | The Naturist Page

  1. Unfortunately, I have developed neuropathy in my feet and find it to be excruciating just walking on carpet! This really sucks because I loved the feel of grass and the earth under my feet. So glad you can enjoy it!

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    • All nudist, I to have neuropathy in my feet and have had for about nine years now. And I’ve met others with it and it seems to affect everyone a little differently. Personally I find it helps my neuropathy to barefoot, although I can’t go all day as it does get painful. But often when it is flairing up just going for a barefoot walk on the concrete or even a cool paved road helps knockdown the stinging and burning sensation.

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      • Neuropathy sucks. Glad you can find relief, but my feet alternatively burn or are totally numb, or both at the same time!

        I’ve also broken toes, stepped on tacks, and cut my feet without knowing it. It’s just not worth it. 😦

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  3. Bare foot with care. Some places have the potential of litter. I worry about stepping on something I can’t see. Probably in part from stepping on a rusty nail that went right through my shoe into my foot back in childhood. My yard is safe though after some well needed cleaning up when we first moved in.

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  4. I love to have bare feet as well as a bare body as for me it adds to the feeling of connectivity with nature. Unfortunately like others have mentioned sharp objects get in the way so I have to tread wisely. The feeling of wet grass under my feet is particularly pleasant.

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