If I never had to put on a pair of shoes I would be very happy!! Living on a farm with equipment and animals does not bode well for me to go outside without shoes.
An article with research information from the “Journal of Environmental and Public Health” reported “earthing” (the practice of putting your bare feet in contact with the ground) suggests that going barefoot outside for 20 minutes a day could ease joint muscle pain in up to 72% of women.
The researchers reported that walking barefoot allows the body to soak up electrons – particles in the earth that can neutralize free radicals to calm inflammation. (This information was taken from an article published in a recent “First for Women” publication.)
My most favorite “barefoot” time would be at the Jersey Shore – in the sand – at the water line! I just don’t get to do that very often.