People always ask me, “how can you just run around like that barefoot”? I always respond, it’s how i grew up, to me it just feel normal. When you do it enough your feet toughen up and you develop an awareness of the land that is hard to explain.
A lot of barefoot enthusiast will say that learning to be grounded to the earth with your barefeet allows a certain energy to pass back and forth. Something that has been lost to our developing cultures.