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Barefoot bliss

I have recently discovered how much I enjoy walking without shoes, but I do not do it as often as I would like to. This poll is designed to see how often people choose to go barefoot as well as the reasons why it is enjoyable to them. Thanks for taking my poll!
What gender are you?
Are you above the age of 13?
When did you discover that you loved walking barefoot?
0-6 years
6-12 years
12-16 years
16-20 years
20+ years
On any given summer day, how much time do you spend without anything on your feet?
0 hours
1-5 hours
5-10 hours
10-15 hours
15-20 hours
All day long!
Where do you like to walk barefoot in the summer?
In my house only
In the backyard
In the forest
In any grassy area (parks, forest preserves, etc.)
On asphalt
In mud
On sandy paths/ beaches
On tile floors
On carpeting
Anywhere and everywhere!
I discovered my love for walking shoe-less when I wore flip-flops to the beach, and my flip-flops became useless when my friends decided to take a walk in the forest preserve afterwards. I removed them and we went exploring in the middle of the woods after a rainstorm, and I fell in love with the feelings beneath my bare toes. How did you discover your passion for barefooting, and if it was an experience like mine please explain it.
What is your favorite barefoot experience?
I am interested in going barefoot for an extended period of time, but I want to know what it is like. What is the longest period of time you have spent without socks or shoes? (Flip-flops are acceptable, but only for trips into public places. You must be barefoot indoors and outdoors)
Less than 10 hours
10 hours to one day
2-3 days
3-5 days
5 days- 1 week
1-2 weeks
3 weeks to a month
2 months
I am barefoot the entire summer
I never wear shoes, EVER!
If you have gone barefoot for a week or more, what was the reason?
Pleasure: I hate shoes and love the feeling of the world beneath my feet
I lost my shoes on vacation, and had to go barefoot the remainder of the trip
I lost a bet and had to walk barefoot for an extended period of time
Punishment from parents
Other (If you want to, please explain in message board!)
When I walk barefoot, my feet tend to get dirty. Do you care if your feet get dirty when you walk without shoes?
Yes, it bothers me.
No, I expect it, it comes with the territory
No, I look forward to that aspect of barefooting!
As a child, did your parents encourage a barefoot lifestyle?
Yes, my parents both walked barefoot often and encouraged me to do the same
Yes, but they did it by forcing me to walk barefoot
No, but they did not mind if I walked barefoot
No, they forbid me to walk around without shoes
Now that I understand how often people go barefoot, I would like to know how far people choose to walk without shoes. What is the furthest distance you have walked barefoot?
To the end of my driveway to get the mail
Around the block
One mile
2-3 miles
3 or more miles
If you walked more than one mile without shoes, why did you do it?
Shoes became useless and I had to walk barefoot
Barefoot hike
I was forced to walk barefoot for a long distance by friends or family
I simply enjoy the feeling and decided to go for a long walk
Are you barefoot now?
This poll was created on 2010-12-22 20:45:09 by soxfan33