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20 Is there anything written about bare feet?




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This article is from the Living Barefoot FAQ, by Paul J. Lucas with numerous contributions by others.

20 Is there anything written about bare feet?

_The Barefoot Hiker_

Author: Richard K. Frazine
Publisher: Ten-Speed Press
Year: 1993
ISBN: 0-89815-525-8
Price: $7.95 US
Order direct: 1-800-841-BOOK

It's a "how-to" book on barefoot hiking, a _very_ pleasurable
experience. You get to _feel_ the ground, soft soil, grass,
fuzzy moss, and mud squishing between your toes.

But it's also on bare feet in general, thoughts, perceptions,
attitudes, etc. It's a great little book...and at $7.95, it's a
bargain.

[See Q21 for information on how to contact Richard.]

_The Barefoot League_
This was an essay essay written in 1914 by James Leith MacBeth
Bain. He wrote about both the pleasures and societal
difficulties of going barefoot. It seems that some of what is
true today was also true in 1914. The essay is available via:

http://www.barefooters.org/writings/

_Endangered Pleasures -- Bare Feet_
There's a wonderful essay about the simple pleasure of bare
feet in the book, "Endangered Pleasures," by Barbara Holland,
Little, Brown, and Company, 1995, ISBN 0-316-37057-6.

It expresses the way I and many other barefooters feel. An
excerpt of this essay is available at:

http://www.barefooters.org/writings/endangered.html

More information about the book is available at:

http://www.best.com/~pjl/personal/books/index.html#endangered

The rest of the book is well-written and humorous; I highly
recommend it.

_Dirty Sole Society Writings_
The Dirty Sole Society (see Q21) has a web page where member
writings have been placed; a sort of a "best of" collection.
Also on the same web page are some writings of other
barefooters as well as links to "The Barefoot League" and the
Bare Feet essay in "Endangered Pleasures" mentioned above.


 

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