Garage Article About BIL

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Apple Paltrow-Martin, Kacey Musgraves and the members of the ‘Barefoot is Legal’ organization say yes.

On a sunny spring morning a week or so ago, I was waiting for the B69 bus in Prospect Heights—a neighborhood where… […]

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Michigan 25 News Article About BIL

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Trooper Alyson Burch with the Michigan State Police, Iron Mountain Post says that it’s completely legal!

Trooper Burch says that there is nothing in the Michigan Vehicle Code that requires shoes. […]

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Mel Magazine Article about BIL

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The Facebook group that’s dedicated to spreading the gospel that no shoes is no crime

In 1992, Dave Kelman was 20 years old and working a food service job at a hotel in Las Vegas. He wore Doc Martens boots, then a slip-resistant staple among people working in kitchens. Wrapping up a shift one day, he spilled boiling water on his feet, and the scalding liquid got trapped in his shoes. The burns were bad enough to hospitalize him for 13 days. […]

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Philly Voice Article on BIL

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The non-profit group Barefoot Is Legal is encouraging Americans to go out in public barefoot this weekend and take a photo for its ‘I Did It Barefoot’ challenge.

It all comes down to standing up for their freedom.

The protagonists in this tale are tens of thousands of people who’d like to go anywhere […]

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BuzzFeed Article About BIL

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A Growing Facebook Group Advocates For People Being Barefoot In Public. Here’s All You Need To Know About Them. “Barefoot Is Legal” is a growing community on social media hoping to destigmatize being barefoot everywhere. Its members have their facts and memes. And they’re ready to recruit. […]

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2019 #I DID IT BAREFOOT CHALLENGE Press Release

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE February 23, 2019 Las Vegas, NV – Barefoot Is Legal has announced the 3rd Annual #IDidItBarefootChallenge. This challenge takes place Friday, March 22th though Sunday March 24th. The #IDidItBarefootChallenge empowers everyone to spend the day running errands barefoot during the weekend. This is completed by sharing this on a selfie or a video. […]

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Barefoot Autism Challenge, Feb. 20, 2019

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More details available at the Barefoot Autism Challenge Facebook Group   Join me at the Iowa State Capital in Des Moines Iowa where I’ll be talking about the Barefoot Autism Challenge at the Autism Advocacy Day on the Hill. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8 AM – 12 PM CST 1007 E Grand Ave, Des […]

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Job Posting: Instagram Manager

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Job Posting – 11/06/2018 Instagram Manager Requirements: Have an excellent understanding of how Instagram works, and how to make it work for our organization. Able to commit to regular posts on Instagram to help us grow. Trustworthy with data & personal information. Have regular access to a cell phone or something that is Instagram compliant […]

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2018 #barefootgainstbullying Challenge

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April 2, 2018                                        OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE LAS VEGAS,NV – Barefoot Is Legal (barefootislegal.org) founder Dave Kelman has announced the #BarefootAgainstBullying Challenge May 4-6 2018. This Challenge will have participants spend 24 hours barefoot. This will open participants into knowing and understanding the feeling of people judging others based on looks. Participants are invited to […]

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No Shoe More Service

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Article submitted by Nexia Monae. “Put your shoes on before you go outside.” “Where are your shoes?” “Going outside without shoes is disgusting!” These phrases are just the base of commentary I’ve heard since I was just a child. You can use your imagination on the things I hear now [insert awkward wink]. So why don’t […]

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Dr. Axe on Plantar Fasciitis

Online health guru Dr. Axe gives more good advice on Plantar Fasciitis

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Re: 5 Plantar Fasciitis Natural Remedies + 5 Key Stretches “Roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. (1) Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It’s a common running injury and usually triggered due to overuse of […]

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis With Essential Oils

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Plantar Fasciitis is a serious foot pain condition that afflicts some people, barefoot or not.  We’ve found some good advice: Re: Treating Plantar Fasciitis With Essential Oils “Dealing with chronic heel pain from Plantar Fasciitis isn’t easy. And some of the treatments Google may have offered you don’t look like a walk in the park […]

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Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in France? Oui, Oui, Oui!

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The question recently came up, “Is it legal to drive barefoot in France?”, and with many thanks and a hat-tip to our like-minded friends across the pond at Barefooting.eu, (French Law), (English Translation), we find the answer is Oui, Oui, Oui! [slideshow_deploy id=’848′]   […]

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I Did it Barefoot Challenge

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February 4, 2017 Las Vegas, NV – Barefoot Is Legal has announced the #IDidItBarefootChallenge. This challenge takes place Friday, March 24th though Sunday March 26th. The #IDidItBarefootChallenge empowers everyone to go into at least one business barefoot during this 3 day weekend. Give yourself bonus points for sharing this on a “selfie” or a video. […]

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Tips for Effective Social Media Marketing

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While spending time online, I see many glaring mistakes many people make when trying to peddle their products over the Internet. Most people are untested in the sales field, and have not learned the fine art of making a sale. In turn, their potential customer base will unsubscribe and unfriend over improperly trying to “make […]

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Barefoot Wedding Etiquette

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Wediquette Wednesday: Is it acceptable for a bride to go barefoot at her wedding? While this etiquette Q&A article makes an issue out of the appropriateness of a bride going barefoot to her own wedding, it is never suggested the son should go barefoot, too. :-( The intended mother-in-law is quite hostile about it, since […]

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Man Walking Barefoot across America for a Cause

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This Guy Is Walking Across America Barefoot to Protest Climate Change Mark Baumer has decided to do something about his most worrisome political cause, Climate Change, by walking barefoot across America to raise money for an environmental group he believes in.  He’s been walking for over two months along roadsides and interstatesnote, and as seen […]

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Henry Patterson, 10, was disqualified from an inter-zone race in Lower Hutt for running barefoot. Photo/ Jo Murray

NZ Boy, 10, disqualified from race for running barefoot

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Boy, 10, disqualified from race for running barefoot After winning his opening heat in a track meet that included other barefoot sports, a 10 year old boy was retroactively disqualified from running the race final, because he had run his heat barefoot.  The reason given was a rule not normally enforced, but which was being […]

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2017 BIL Goals

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For this coming year, Barefoot is Legal has the following goals. We would love to have you come aboard and make them happen. 25,000 members on Facebook by Dec 31 2017 500 people donating in the year to causes At least 10 Outings where members do outreach (flea markets, farmers markets, festivals, etc) 500 active […]

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Driving Barefoot is Legal Everywhere in Canada

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Oddly, the above article, portending to cover obsolete driving laws in Canada, is more surprised by the lack of a law, than any of the obsolete laws it is covering.  So much so that it mentions it twice.  First at the top of the article: Nope, it isn’t illegal to drive barefoot anywhere in Canada. […]

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Braving It Barefoot

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  I was introduced to the “Barefoot is Legal” world accidentally.  I just so happened to be working on another project at the time; a kratom awareness project.  I ended up calling in to Proof Negative on Freedomizer Radio.  After getting to know the host of the show, he invited me to take a look […]

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Why You Should let your Kids go Barefoot Outside

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There’s a kid running around the playground, laughing like the other kids, but the only difference is that he’s barefoot. Are you this child’s parent, beaming at him as he enjoys his day, or are you the parent of another child, with shoes securely tied? Regardless of where you stand, there are a great number […]

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Cold Footing

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Winter is not a great time for going barefoot. Cold temps make going outside unpleasant and without footwear could even be dangerous. However, it doesn’t mean we have to go completely shod until warmer days return. During the colder months, we use tools to keep warm when outside. Coats, hats, gloves and more are common […]

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Goals of Barefoot is Legal

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Our 2016 Mission should first and foremost be about awareness. Most people have no clue there are ZERO laws about our lifestyle choice. Plus, it is very healthy to be barefoot in most common settings. With that said, our goals here should be as follows: 2500 members by end of 2016 Having at LEAST 500 […]

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