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What is the longest you have gone barefoot?

I recently took a vacation road trip to Daytona Beach. Intentionally, I didn't bring shoes or sandals, & was completely barefoot for 17 days straight. In answering, indicate where you live, whether you're a student or what your job is, & whether you were on vacation, etc.

Asked By: Ryan S - 8/26/2008
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I've been barefoot almost full time for more than eleven years. Only the first few years I wore shoes a handful of times, the first year for two formal occasions (I long stopped doing that since), and the first few winters I got cold toes a few times so I put on shoes just long enough until I got to where I was going... More
Answered By: Sheriam - 8/27/2008
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probably like 3 hours at most. when i went to the beach.
Answered By: Chris J - 8/26/2008
 
Never been barefoot outside before 17 days? You weren't in the middle of no where you could of bought a pair at water parks and the beach Im barefoot but that doesn't count
Answered By: Lily - 8/26/2008
 
I've always hated the way the ground feels under my feet, so the longest I am without is when i'm in the shower. I even wear socks and slippers to bed! I just have very very tender feet and I hate when they touch anything.
Answered By: Eraserhead - 8/26/2008
 
the longest i have been barefoot is about 2 or 3 hours in the water on a vacation
Answered By: alina_liv - 8/26/2008
 
i walk around my house barefoot all the time. my family does too and some of my friends. i live in california, im a student, and no not on vacation.
Answered By: volleyball_champ23 - 8/26/2008
 
I'd have to say as soon as my feet developed in the womb, throughout the trauma of passing into this world, until the first day my mother put shoes on my feet. I was too young to remember how long it lasted, but I'm sure that was the longest I ever went without shoes.
Answered By: Sanity - 8/26/2008
 
12 hours... beach day
Answered By: Anotherday - 8/26/2008
 
you can get some nasty foot infections this way at least wear sandals
Answered By: mamamia - 8/26/2008
 
I live in Texas. Probably about 62 hours. If I stay home on the weekends and don't go out of the house (except in my yard), I stay barefoot. So from Friday when I get home from work until Monday when I leave for work.
Answered By: Becky - 8/26/2008
 
Usually bare feet in the house. About 4 hours at the beach. I live in scotland. 16 year old and i am a joiner. Not on holiday.
Answered By: Wullie - 8/26/2008
 
i have gone about 2 months straight
Answered By: barefootinquisitor2 - 8/27/2008
 
For one week straight after graduating HS. I went from NYC to Ohio. Went everywhere barefoot (shopping, restaurants, etc.). Next time was 4 days straight when I went on vacation to LA and San Francisco. I was disappointed in seeing so few barefooters even in/near Venice Beach. No problems in Century City Mall and one... More
Answered By: Barefoot Guy - 8/27/2008
 
So far, I have been barefoot for about 3 months, minus a few small times where i had no choice, it has been very very nice. Going barefoot is one of the smartest, healthiest choices you can make, it will improve your circulation, fix joint problems throught legs and back, rid your of foot fungus and rid you of common... More
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Answered By: Hatchet - 8/27/2008
 
i have been mostly barefoot now nearly 17 years,go everywhere barefoot,am 52 years young(male) and a full time carer and live in Ellesmere shropshire
Answered By: MICHAEL M - 8/27/2008
 
Difficult to answer since I am retired and haven't really wore shoes and am constantly barefoot everywhere I go so I might guess over seven years. Southern CA and have traveled all over CA, NV UT & ID.
Answered By: Al J - 8/28/2008
 
I wear skiboots in winter, bike shoes year round, and my priest prefers I wear shoes to church. Other than that, I'm almost always barefoot. Since I've been too busy to bike lately, I suppose I've been 2 to 3 weeks without shoes...
Answered By: oruboris - 8/28/2008
 
One week (7 days)
Answered By: Robert P - 8/28/2008
 
Pretty much for the last 20 years....shoes are evil, man....
Answered By: barefoot_yank - 8/28/2008
 
I am a SAHM in Denmark and I have gone several months barefoot, but I didn't keep track of the exact time. I am pretty much always barefoot unless there is danger of frostbite.
Answered By: L S - 8/28/2008
 
i live in new orleans, la. i am a restaurant manager in the new orleans french quarter. usually when i am on vacation, i am barefoot for the entire time. i have 3 weeks vacation per year and usually take it in one week intervals. last summer i was barefoot for 9 days while on vacation. i went to galveston, texas... More
Answered By: bkcmar - 8/28/2008
 
I do not have a record of days, like some lucky people do, but I go barefoot whenever and as often as I can. I would welcome and advise that people give going barefoot a chance, it is very freeing!
Answered By: lindornea - 8/28/2008
 
I have been barefoot from Friday after leaving work thru Monday morning when I returned. I work weekends but can get away with being barefoot then. I managed to go into Subway for lunch and buy gas and drive all barefoot. I am barefoot as much as possible. I live in Pasadena, Maryland. When I am not barefoot I am... More
Answered By: bstenor - 8/28/2008
 
For me it's probably about the same as you. I do try to stay barefoot as much and as long as possible. Generally, I'll only wear flip flops for maybe 2 hours total out of a 168 hour week. Some weeks, it's not even that long... More
Answered By: Barefoot Tex - 8/28/2008
 
Over a weekend, from Friday when I leave work till Sunday when I go to church. The answer would be 41 hours. I work at a steel mill where steel toed shoes are required.
Answered By: Ken K - 8/28/2008
 
What is the longest I have gone barefoot? Interesting question because of its various mitigating factors. Including several conferences and meetings when I had to be shod, I have been barefoot for approximately 5 years. The times I was shod can be measured in hours (approximately 20-25 hours over the past 5 years... More
Answered By: Terrence Collins - 8/28/2008
 
14 days, in the summer of 2005, 24/7. Still went to all the same stores, banks, ect. as usual. Just normal daily life in rural Michigan.
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Answered By: John T - 8/28/2008
 
The longest I have gone at a stretch without wearing flips at all is 3 or 4 weeks. I haven't worn closed-toed shoes at all in nearly three years. I'm a stay-at-home mom who also teaches private music lessons on the side. Being barefoot is a regular thing for me and I have never had any trouble going anywhere without... More
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Answered By: Betsy - 8/28/2008
 
I live in the Atlanta area, but was in Jacksonville for the 4th of July weekend and was barefoot beginning Thursday, 7/3, until noon on Monday, 7/7. That is probably one of the longest stretches for me. I was at the beach, so bare feet there weren't really a big deal, but I went to restaurants and everywhere else in... More
Answered By: barefoot_n_ga - 8/29/2008
 
During one summer I was barefoot for 20 days. I was a high school student and was working as a lifeguard and artists model so I didn't really need shoes or socks. Currently my partner and I go barefoot at home all the time, including workouts on the bowflex. Much more comfortable.
Answered By: kinneticbrian - 8/29/2008
 
Two weeks while on vacation,and only wear shoes to work. :(
Answered By: barefoot_in_texas - 8/30/2008
 
I have enjoyed a barefoot lifestyle for nearly 7 years now. During that time, my longest barefoot streak was about 100 days while I was on maternity leave. I also have several streaks of two weeks or more when I'm on vacation or away from the office... More
Answered By: barefoothippychick2003 - 8/31/2008
 
back in july i took a trip to panama city with some friends. i brought along flip flops but no shoes but the entire 7 days we were gone i never wore any...i drove from just south of indy to panama city, Florida barefoot. In fact don't think any of us wore shoes that entire time.
Answered By: chevyman - 9/1/2008
 
4 days.I was on vacation,and I didn't even wear shoes the whole time.They stayed in the room.I hate shoes.I have super cute feet,and want to show them off.
Answered By: ♥Kylie♥ - 9/1/2008
 
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