My name is Sierra and I don't wear shoes. That's just a very basic summary of one aspect of my life. This blog explores that aspect and how it comes in to play with other aspects of my life. You will see my barefoot adventures in this blog, for that is exactly what my life is: an adventure.
I barefoot for the sheer pleasure of the sensation. All babies are born without shoes and their parents teach them to wear shoes as they get older. My parents taught me the dangers of going barefoot but allowed me to go barefoot when camping or playing outside as long as I was careful.
Of course I've had injuries as a result. It's going to happen no matter how careful I am. I stepped on more nails than I could count when I was a kid and I got a pretty bad tetanus infection when I was 13. I've had glass, barbed wire, and sticks slice my feet open and I do get a little frost nip in the winters. But in 20 years, I have only had to have medical attention as a result of barefooting twice: once for the tetanus and once to have glass removed from my foot. Both taught me to be more careful. I now stay up to date on my tetanus shots. None of my injuries have made me any less passionate about my barefoot lifestyle.
I encourage everyone to try going barefoot, even if it's just for a few minutes within the privacy of your bedroom. And when you see a barefooter, smile and wave. Free soles, free minds.