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Barefoot Family Hike

My friend Geoff just recently posted this cool YouTube video of their barefoot family hike: <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="560" height="349" src="&lt;a href=" http:="" <a="" href="" rel="nofollow">"" embed="" EWB3ipP9wQg?rel="0"" rel="nofollow">" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>

Thanks for the encouragement Geoff!


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Thanks Damien,

I was inspired again when reading "The Barefoot Book: 50 Great reasons to kick off your shoes" by Daniel Howell. While I've been wearing minimalist shoes and going barefoot as much as I could I had started to head back into the consumer direction wondering about what are the best minimalist shoes. While there definitely is a place for shoes I'd neglected the barefoot option by itself. So I intend to go barefoot as much as I can again, although it's getting colder here in the Southern Hemisphere.

Cheers Geoff


That's a great video. I kind of discount hiking barefoot with my kids, even though we go barefoot a lot of the time. Maybe I should reconsider.


Hi Mel,

I would really encourage taking kids hiking barefoot. They generally seem to have less problems coming to grips with it that us adults who have been shod for years. Gravel was the only bit our kids didn't really enjoy, but we don't normally hike on gravel much.

I'd like to hear how it goes if you do it.

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