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Old 06-30-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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Okay...what is with children not wearing shoes? Toddlers, older kids, even babies...all weekend, I have seen kids around, NO SHOES! At Wal-Mart, the park, walking around downtown. Not even a pair of flip flops...am I the only one who sees this as a problem?

Okay...babies..a pass...but at what age should they have shoes? My kids always wore shoes...am I just old fashioned? I guess...and if parents say, "They won't wear them", then fine...they should not leave the house...
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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My kid never wore shoes until he started walking.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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maybe they just don't like shoes?
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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Heck, when I was a kid I never wore shoes all summer long.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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Okay...what is with children not wearing shoes? Toddlers, older kids, even babies...all weekend, I have seen kids around, NO SHOES! At Wal-Mart, the park, walking around downtown. Not even a pair of flip flops...am I the only one who sees this as a problem?

Okay...babies..a pass...but at what age should they have shoes? My kids always wore shoes...am I just old fashioned? I guess...and if parents say, "They won't wear them", then fine...they should not leave the house...
In stores yes, but otherwise, who cares?

I go barefoot every chance I get, including running barefoot.

Shoes suck, I wear them when I have to, and only when I have to. Same with my kids. We always keep a few pairs of flip flops in the car so we can have shoes to wear in stores. But the park?? Why can't people go barefoot in the park?
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:01 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Other than in stores or restaurants...
Who need shoes when the bottoms of your feet are like leather?
I had a friend who went barefoot most of her life, she could walk on almost anything and not be bothered by it. She'd tease me about being a tenderfoot sometimes because I can't walk on sharp gravel.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:34 AM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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I'm the oddball, freaking of my friends with 'naked' baby feet. Lol my kids as babies, and toddlers always wore socks or shoes. Ummmmmm...........now, at 7 and 8, 100 degree summer in Utah, my dd only wears shoes or socks, as all her neighborhood friends don't either. Lol her feet, as are all in our hood, are 'black'. Lol my kids wear sandals or socks and shoes if we go out and I force them. Today, sat, he wore sandals, she and I wore flip flops, and hubby wore socks and kinda water shoes. Lol
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:13 AM
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I can see not wearing shoes at your house or when you are outside, but at Wal-Mart (or any other store?) Who knows what you're picking up on those floors.

I even get skeeved watching people walking around the streets of Manhattan with flip-flops on. Really? All that dog pee and human spit and god knows what else on the sidewalks, and you're exposing your bare feet to that and it doesn't faze you?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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Going barefoot is one way to acquire parasites CDC Hookworm It's not as bad as it used to be but still...yuck.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Okay...what is with children not wearing shoes? Toddlers, older kids, even babies...all weekend, I have seen kids around, NO SHOES! At Wal-Mart, the park, walking around downtown. Not even a pair of flip flops...am I the only one who sees this as a problem?

Okay...babies..a pass...but at what age should they have shoes? My kids always wore shoes...am I just old fashioned? I guess...and if parents say, "They won't wear them", then fine...they should not leave the house...
I am so with you on this!!!!

PEOPLE, MAKE YOUR KIDS WEAR THEIR SHOES IN PUBLIC PLACES.

It is just disgusting to think of what a kids are being exposed to when they walk around a Walmart, grocery store, parking lots, public restrooms etc when they go barefoot. We are talking human excrement, spit, vomit, urine, animal waste, maybe blood, - can we all go EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW?????

I know it can be healthy for your feet to be barefooted - but save it for home.
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