What do we mean by
"Parents for Barefoot Children"?
In summary, we are parents that believe it is generally healthy to go barefoot, in particular for children and that they should have our support and encouragement to do so whenever possible.
Do we mean barefoot all the time? .... Absolutely
not!! There are many circumstances where shoes instead of bare feet are
definitely advisable. Dependent on climate and the kind of place you live, it is possible
to go safely and happily barefoot between 70% and 95% of the
time. The facts bear this out. This is in stark contrast to conventional wisdom which
immerses us in the perception that shoes are required 99% of the time. Children suffer
from this shoe-obsessed society almost from the moment of birth ... resulting in weak,
deformed, unhealthy, desensitized and unhappy feet. And the shoe companies and podiatrists
have built a much, much larger business from it than they otherwise could have.