LETHBRIDGE – It’s uncommon to see people walking the streets barefoot but for 39-year-old Lilian Blackmore and 25-year-old Sierra Codizal, it’s the only way they leave the house.

“It is what makes me happy. I haven’t looked back. I donated most of my shoes,” said Codizal.

The pair get looks and oftentimes comments.

“They range from ‘Are you okay?’, ‘Do you need help?’ Someone thought I wandered away from a mental institution, once,” added Codizal.

Blackmore, who recently celebrated her second barefoot anniversary, has had people offer to buy her shoes. But this is her way of life.

“It’s my challenge to make Lethbridge the first barefoot-friendly city in Canada,” said Blackmore.

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