John McDouall Stuart
- Feb 8, 2014
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Fairly sure I've heard him say many times that he doesn't recommend others go barefoot, because most people aren't used to it.strange ideas like what Cody Lundin pushes
He's not "pushing" it. He's just doing what he wants to do.
I'm reasonably used to it. I still cut my feet, burn my feet, get stings, thistles, bindies, all kinds of stuff.
I'm yet to be crippled because of a foot injury going barefoot.
One of the reasons I actually find it better to go barefoot is because I have "joint hypermobility" (aka lax ligaments, or what some people call double joints).
All my ligaments are stretchy and are easy to damage.
I'd rather get a cut foot in the bush than a sprained ankle.
When I wore shoes often, including during sport, I would often twist an ankle, etc.
Now I go barefoot I don't recall the last time I twisted my ankle.
Another reason is that I used to find tinea agonising, from playing sports with shoes on a lot. Now I don't wear shoes much I never get tinea.
The cuts I get on my foot are nowhere near as annoying as tinea IMO.
There are pros and cons to both decisions. Also, times and places where each choice becomes more appropriate.
Tonight, while sitting by the fire in the back yard, I put my feet up next to the fire, and could feel the warmth through the soles of my feet.
Times like that I remember why I like being barefoot.
But, that was my backyard....