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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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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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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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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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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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Barefoot Halloween

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With the arrival of October, stores are full of Halloween candy, and costumes. Parents are looking fir kid’s costumes and possibly even their own. With all the dressing up to grab candy, make bare feet part of the outfit. Halloween is an occasion where you expect different attire of all sorts. Even if you’re uneasy […]

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Barefoot for All

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A quick search on the internet will find several health benefits for going barefoot. Being able to walk correctly and proper foot development are just a few of the benefits of shedding shoes. However, what about people that are unable to walk and use a wheelchair to get around? Going sans footwear can be helpful […]

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Barefoot to School

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With the end of August, most schools in the United States are back in session or will be soon. For many students, this means the days of barefoot summer are over and shoes are being forced upon them. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Most US schools require footwear for pupils, even very […]

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Late Summer

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With August now upon us, it often means the end of summer is near and for many kids, back to school. However, that doesn’t mean barefoot summer days must also end. State and county fairs are often still going on in late summer and these are great times to extend barefoot trails. While walking around […]

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Free Summer Feet

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It is mid June and summer is in full swing in the US. Kids are off from school, families are taking vacations, and spending time outdoors. With the warm weather, sandals and flip-flops are seen everywhere, but it’s a great time to go barefoot. With families spending time at home and visiting friends, make a […]

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Active Feet

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With outdoor activities in full swing in the US, this is a great opportunity to be barefoot outdoors and spread barefoot awareness. Sports Activities such as karate and swimming are normally done barefoot, but those aren’t the only ones. Other sports like baseball, soccer, track, rugby, and more can all be done without footwear. In […]

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What is Grounding, or Earthing?

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A recent health trend shows that connecting bare feet with the ground helps improve health and have several benefits. Taking a barefoot walk in nature not only increases sensory perception, but helps the entire body. Read more about this emerging study at What is “Grounding” or “Earthing”? […]

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Successful Letter Writing Tips

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For various reasons, businesses look at those who shop without shoes on as doing something wrong. Whether it is personal preference, “health codes” (which do not exist), “insurance reasons” (once again, insurance is not raised or lowered based on shoes). Usually, the case is that people are evicted from storefronts due to a lack of […]

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Season Change

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Wherever you live, the seasonal change is beginning to occur. In the northern hemisphere, winter is coming to an end with spring just around the corner. For barefooters, that can mean a long winter of wearing footwear is coming to an end. In several parts of the world, you can go barefoot all year. It […]

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Spreading Barefoot Awareness

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We are making a new web site to help spread awareness of barefooting. Not only is going barefoot healthier for kids and adults, it’s also legal. By promoting barefooting, we hope more people will enjoy better health and enjoy a better experience of the ground beneath them. Look around as we add more information in […]

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International Triathlon Union allows Barefoot Running

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Prior to this month, running barefoot in a race with the International Triathlon Union (ITU) would have resulted in disqualification. However, that rule has now been removed. Thanks to education by barefooters and showing benefits of barefoot running, the ITU decided to remove the shoe requirement to include all runners. Official rules from the ITU […]

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UCF students bare all below the Ankle

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In central Florida, students, and a professor, are discovering the joy of going barefoot. One junior creative writing major says going barefoot makes him feel more connected to the earth around him. Professor of philosophy Mason Cash regularly went barefoot as a child in New Zealand and continues to do so in his work at […]

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