As most of you know, I consider myself first and foremost a “barefooter” – that is, I prefer having nothing at all on my feet as much as possible. Therefore, I’m always looking for “emergency” and practical footwear that will provide the most minimal experience while providing some protection and, most importantly, keep the “shoe police” at bay when I’m in public places like stores, malls, restaurants, etc.
Recently, I found an interesting product out of Encinitas, California: Luongo Footwear. Company founder and personal trainer Michael Luongo designed these specialty “shoes” as gym footwear. They provide protection against dirt, cuts, or scrapes, while allowing the user to perform most types of workouts “barefoot” style.
By popular demand, we have set up a collection of Souvenir Apparel featuring Moe’s Toronto Illustration. — All these items are available in a wide selection of colours at the Barefoot Planet Store. Get yours today!
We are very happy to present the newBarefoot Planet leather jacket for Field Notes book. It features two large inside pockets to place cue cards and other notes/documents; as well as a replaceable elastic cord for closing and securing.
Completely hand crafted using top quality leather and Eco-friendly, water based, dyes and finishes.
Beautifully hand-stitched in natural thread
Closed measurements: 9.5 cm x 16.5 cm ( 3 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ )
» A Guest Contribution by fellow barefooter and experienced hiker Shane Steinkamp
Today’s barefoot project is something I learned to do when I had kids. I do not like baby wipes because they either smell funny or do not get me clean. They leave me feeling slimy – ich…
So I ‘make’ my own wipes. These are perfect for barefooters. Allow me to explain.
Laundry borax – I get mine at Ace Hardware – kills everything: bacteria, viruses, fungi, plants… everything. But it’s not particularly toxic to mammals, which includes humans. You shouldn’t eat the stuff, butit’s an excellent ‘cure’ for athletes foot, among other things. If you have stinky shoes, scrub them out with some borax and your worries are over.
When it comes to minimalist footwear, probably the hardest type of shoes to find is a pair of boots that will keep your feet warm in freezing conditions, have a decent grip on slippery icy conditions, while providing the benefits of minimal footwear that most barefooters love: light weight, flexibility, comfort, freedom of movement and zero heel drop.
I have had a chance to try a pair of Lems Boulder Boots (Amber Blue) in Toronto winter conditions over the last couple of weeks and I can tell you I have not been disappointed. Once again, the guys at Lems have proven that they are committed to delivering good quality products for the minimalist footwear fans