Sure, we all know about barefoot running, but we also know it comes with a lot of warnings. You should carefully build up to running barefoot, and obviously you need to look before you put your foot down!
I haven't really dared to subject my bare feet to the rough exterior of mother earth. Occasionally I walked a few steps barefooted, because my shoes were killing me, but otherwise I go through life wearing shoes. Because it's easier, and less risky.
The freedom of being barefoot
However, I most certainly do appreciate the freedom that comes from running barefoot! So I'm happy to announce the next best thing to barefoot running: barefoot biking! I discovered it quite by accident, last week. I was wearing my cute cowboy boots, but it turned out to be a much warmer day than I had anticipated. Oh how I longed for my Birkenstocks! Finally when I actually thought I saw steam coming out of my boots, I decided: I'll just take them off, and will proceed barefooted.
I am barefooted, see me ride my bike!
And it felt lovely! I felt all free and unencumbered. Sure the pedals were a bit rough beneath my feet, but at least I was safe from nasty shards and stuff. So I can greatly recommend barefoot biking, for those who love the feeling of barefoot running but are afraid to get hurt.
Look, this is me doing the barefoot biking thing!
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