“You’re a Naturist, why do you still wear footwear?” | The Naturist Page


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bare river 9-5-2015 copyI think the best way I can explain this is because being a Naturist and being a barefooter is two different lifestyles. I can understand the confusion being both a Naturist and a newly barefooter enough to say that if I put aside the lifestyle as a barefooter, Naturists prefer a cleaner lifestyle. In that what I mean is that as a Naturist we rather or prefer to live a life being as clean as possible. so that being said, many Naturists (not all) like to keep their feet clean because once they need to go somewhere indoors such as a Naturist resort they don’t want to track in that local mud hole you just visited inside the resort or your very home.

SONY DSCAs a barefooter (putting aside my Naturist lifestyle) I’ll walk in whatever comes to  me and I would not skip the opportunity of something like a mud hole or new sensations to feel on my feet. Much like the naturist lifestyle, there are many health benefits to being a barefooter as much as benefits in the Naturist lifestyle. Such as this site, by Health Guidance that explains as such.

I have been a Naturist for most of my life and only been dabbing in to the barefoot lifestyle for 4 years — yet only been going to public stores and venues since July. Already I have been seeing some signs of the benefits on being barefoot recently when I had stepped on a glass shard and it never hurt me. I actually thought it was a rock sticking to my foot until I tried to brush it off with my hand and actually felt it being a shard of glass. I carefully removed it and I was on my way like nothing ever happened.

18739664_10211580799008509_1468126887284490194_n[1]If you’d like to learn more on the barefoot lifestyle I’m part of the group on Facebook and their page on Facebook & on Twitter called Barefoot is Legal. Check them out as they have helped me as much as I like to help you in the Naturist lifestyle.

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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.