A few years ago, I was your typical office-worker: stressed out, uneven energy, overweight, and inconsistent complexion. Now I'm just your typical 28-year old urban hunter-gatherer on a quest to be healthy, and having a few adventures along the way. See my full bio.
Little kid goes barefoot on the jungle gym
It might be socially awkward for an adult to go barefoot in a variety of situations (especially if you're not a prince). I get that.
With kids, however, it's easy. And that's the most formative time in the development of the foot. So we should let our kids go around barefoot whenever possible -- on the playground, at home, in the backyard.
This is a short clip of the young daughter of Jeanne, one of our core team at Barefoot Runners NYC.
"There was another family there who was asking me a ton of questions about how I got my child to be so agile. I told them I take her to the playground about 2x a day and let her go barefoot -- so she can grip better & have better balance.
She got completely soaked in the sprinkler, so I took her pants off -- the family promptly took off their 2 year old's shoes and his pants -- so their son could move freely too. This was the first and only time someone has copied my barefoot parenting tactics -- immediately!
Go figure! It is catching on. Barefoot has gone viral."