I was always told to never be barefoot. Our feet needed to be shielded in shoes. Under no circumstances were they ever allowed to be free. Sad this was happening in America.
Whenever I was barefoot I was punished and if I had friends who were barefoot I could no longer associate with them. They were a detriment to society as their parents were not giving them adequate supervision. I was sad as my feet were destined to a life of constraint.
Later in life as I began to have balance problems I read how walking barefoot strengthens these valuable assets and improves balance. As I experimented with this I found it to be true and my balance improved. I now wonder if those in walkers had the same upbringing.
My feet are now free. God Bless America!