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    And by barefoot I mean BARE-FOOT, I've taken a liking to the full barefoot march, the only time I wear shoes is to go into stores(even then if I could get away without I would. I've been warned by my girlfriends mother that long term effect can include some damage to my feet, true/false?

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    are calluses dangerous?
    beautiful
    yeah you are

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Concrete Indian View Post
      And by barefoot I mean BARE-FOOT, I've taken a liking to the full barefoot march, the only time I wear shoes is to go into stores(even then if I could get away without I would. I've been warned by my girlfriends mother that long term effect can include some damage to my feet, true/false?
      False

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
        are calluses dangerous?
        I'm not sure-Only my hands calus, and that's become a near permanent thing since I've been nearly daily trying to get my 290 lbs self to do one freakin pull up I have had people look at me funny while walking but I haven't noticed anything bad with my feet, in fact they've become a LOT less sensitive(As an autistic with hyper sensitivity I can't tell you how nice it is to be able to have someone run a finger across the bottom of my foot and not want to kick them involuntarilly)

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          Being too awesome?

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          • #6
            This is something I've been wondering about too. It's not as if all my walking is on grass, sand or dirt. I'm barefooting on hardwood (at home) and concrete sidewalks (around the neighborhood). I totally get - barefoot is traditionally better, but we're not just on traditional (natural) surfaces all the time either.
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            • #7
              Baked mud can be as hard as concrete. Scorching sand like tarmac. I wouldn't worry about modern surfaces. As for long term damage ... false! If anything, you'll avoid long term damage by walking properly without any form of shoe deflecting or deforming your gait.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Concrete Indian View Post
                And by barefoot I mean BARE-FOOT, I've taken a liking to the full barefoot march, the only time I wear shoes is to go into stores(even then if I could get away without I would. I've been warned by my girlfriends mother that long term effect can include some damage to my feet, true/false?
                Other than hot surfaces/sharp objects I wouldn't worry about it too much. Honestly I'm convinced that my work shoes are far worse for my feet than going barefoot would be.

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                • #9
                  I must admit, I'm still a bit skeptical. Though honestly, even if I was fully convinced, I live in Chicago. There's broken glass and who knows what all over the place. The only person I've ever known to walk barefoot around here also impaled their foot on glass once and almost lost a toe.

                  But would like to continue reading and researching. Anybody have any good links about barefooting & health?
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                  • #10
                    My town is basically a town of drunks, stoners and thieves, so I hear you on the sharp things bit. But I tend to steer clear of known trouble spots. So essentially if I watch my footing it shouldn't be a problem short of really sharp rocks(Which suck btw)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Concrete Indian View Post
                      And by barefoot I mean BARE-FOOT, I've taken a liking to the full barefoot march, the only time I wear shoes is to go into stores(even then if I could get away without I would. I've been warned by my girlfriends mother that long term effect can include some damage to my feet, true/false?
                      Splinters.

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                      • #12
                        You might end up with permanently dirtier/darker skin under your feet.
                        Mine are like that, doesn't bother me though.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mike_h View Post
                          You might end up with permanently dirtier/darker skin under your feet.
                          Mine are like that, doesn't bother me though.
                          Girlfriend gets mad at finding shrubbery in my hair, my skin turning bronze, my hair bring thick and black as night the fact that I seem to be a dirt magnet and that my hair belongs on a woman...I just turn around and tell her i'm native-deal with it but the dirty feet thing isn't a problem for me, beats the sock/shoe induced stank by a long shot.

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                          • #14
                            The only long term damage you'll have is if you accidentally impale your foot on something. Other than that, cool runnings!
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                            • #15
                              I have been barefoot as much as possible for 2 years. Other than some tough skin, I have had no longterm effects that I can tell. My knee pain has almost gone away, I feel better overall when barefoot, I think there is something to the grounding theory going on here. I have become much more aware of where I'm walking. Even to tough feet or wearing VFF, a nail or piece of sharp glass will ruin your day. I have had a couple of punctures but they healed quickly. Only thing I can think of on the long term affects is how much you hate putting your feet back into shoes after you have gotten used to being barefoot.

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