Monday, July 2, 2012

On Bare Feet

Is it right for someone who runs a shoe club to blog about her love of bare feet? Probably not! But here it goes anyways. The truth be told- there is no shoe that compares to the comfort of bare feet. Now, I'm not one of those girls that you will see walking the streets, bare feet, high heels in their hands. Despite the pain, I will not be bare foot in public. I rarely go barefoot any further than my front steps at home. I have the luxury of working from home, so I am barefoot all day when I'm in my office. When I am out, the first thing I do when I get home is take off my shoes. It feels wrong to be constricted by shoes in the comfort of home- and I also don't want to track dirt from my shoes around the house. When I'm working, I love curling my feet under me, putting my feet on my desk when I'm on the phone, perching my feet on the bar under my desk- all things that are easier to do with bare feet than shoes. I walk faster in bare feet than I do in regular shoes (not counting sneakers). There is also something nice about feeling the floor beneath when you walk- feeling the texture of a carpet, the temperature of the floor, the smoothness of wood- it is all there to take in. Of course, lying in bed while watching tv, reading, on the computer- while feeling the soft sheets under my feet or being soft and warm under the duvet or my little quilt- it is all fabulous and not to be ruined by socks.

Of course, running around in bare feet- even at home, does lead to injuries that shoes might have prevented. When I was a girl, I broke my toe stubbing it on a radiator. I've stubbed my toe viciously while rushing for the phone, dropped a shovel on my toe which caused the nail to fall off- things that probably would not have been so bad if my feet were covered. My mom has warned me many times about the dangers of spilling boiling water on my feet while cooking. When she was young, she spilled boiling water on her legs while cooking.

Anyways, that is probably enough on my love of being barefoot- at least at home. I posted our next cocktail party at Mija in Faneuil Hall on July 17 and sent the email invite to our members. Ideally, I didn't want to invite people to events this week because a lot of people are on vacation, but I needed to get the first email sent out so people can plan for the party. If I waited until next week, that would be too late. We are doing well with sign ups, so it looks like it worked out fine.

Well, I'm off to read for a bit and catch up on some work emails. Until next time friends...

1 comment:

  1. I agree. There is nothing like bare feet. My son and I go barefoot most of the day. :)