I do have to wear shoes/flip flops on occasion but if the situation allows it, I'm barefoot. I rarely wear any footwear at home or in our front or backyard. Family and friends come over and see that we are barefoot, they ask if they can take off their shoes. We encourage it. Outside... I love the feel of the ground on my feet. My wife, not so much. She has beautiful feet and keeps them that way by taking care of them and not subjecting them to the concrete or asphalt. Several years ago, she asked if I wanted to go get a pedicure with her. I was reluctant but agreed. Been going every couple of weeks since then and the regular visits allow me to be barefoot all the time and keeps our pedicurist in business! ;DDD
I also love the feeling of the earth under my feet. It really enhances the feeling of being one with nature.
It really feels wonderful in the yard when the lawn is fresh cut.
I have some trails in the back that I clean up with my lawn tractor. The fresh cool dirt feels amazing.
I especially enjoy tilling my garden barefoot. Walking through the freshly turned soil is an incredible feeling, as long as I don't hit a patch of fire ants!
Even our textile friends have come to expect me to discard footwear as soon as possibleI love the Hawaiian attitude where footwear is to be left at the doorSimilar attitude is some SE Asian cultures
One of many, many fun times, while visiting Hawaii was playing golf barefoot. I suppose that I could get away with it on most courses here in on the mainland but playing golf barefoot in Hawaii just seems... part of the game. We love visiting Hawaii because of their laidback attitudes and I've gone into stores and restaurants barefoot and never been asked to put on the flip flops I'm usually carrying in my backpack.
All our friends expect me to be barefoot, just my normal. Was at a wedding a few weeks back, first thing the notes was I was wearing shoes, well I do accept some conventions. First time I had socks on in months as well. Sitting here at work, barefoot, shoes under my desk to slip on if I have to go out. Yep, if Im nude Ill be barefoot, 99 % of the time. If I need sole protection from thorns then flip flops are tolerable.