Barefoot Life

Sharing life experiences while leading a predominantly barefoot lifestyle.

My “Secret” to Working Barefoot

My “Secret” to Working Barefoot

Over the last 20 years, in 6 different companies, I’ve been lucky to say, “I’m barefoot at work most of the time”. Indeed, no shoes or socks - just me and my old pair of bare feet. Interestingly enough, most people who know I work barefoot, even accomplished...

Media Interviews Through the Years.

Media Interviews Through the Years.

Between the years of 1999 and 2010, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by different local media here in Toronto about my barefoot lifestyle choice. I recently recovered a number of tapes containing some of these interviews and I’m very pleased to share them with...

Barefooting in Spain

Last summer, my family and I were on a trip to Spain, visiting the area of Costa Brava, and some good friends who live there. We were there for almost 3 weeks, visiting the city of Barcelona, various museums, and the inland parts north along the coast, the Empuries...

5 Exercises for Stronger Feet

When talking to other barefooters, we tend to agree that one of the most rewarding results from shedding our shoes is the increase in foot strength. Nevertheless, I find that, in addition to the natural muscular and structural development our feet acquire by our...

Q&A with International Barefooters

As a barefooter living in Canada, I really can’t have the luxury of taking my barefoot lifestyle choice for granted. Whether it’s because of social or environmental aspects, often times I have to compromise and, why not admit it, even get discouraged and dip into...

Natural DYI Alternative to Shampoo & Conditioner

For over a year, and thanks to my dear friend and fellow barefooter Christopher Younkin, I have been enjoying the benefits of the “No-Poo Method" to clean my hair. This method is an alternative to the regular use of commercially available shampoos and conditioners;...

Toronto Barefoot Hiking in the Fall

This year, we’ve had a particularly mild autumn in Ontario; temperatures have been consistently higher than normal all of September and into October and they seem to be holing off before we will call it a season (knock on wood). Therefore, this fall is also being...

The Barefoot Hiker: a must-read for any barefooter

In one of my early posts, “How I Became a Barefooter”, I described how I bumped into a short snippet in the newspaper about this interesting new book about hiking in bare feet. In the same story, I also mentioned I had to special order the book and that I read the...

First barefooting spring 2013

Last week, I was 4 days in Bergen, Norway, at a work conference, with 300 participants from Norway and 6 foreign countries. I thought this would be a great event to start my barefoot season for this year. The temperature is 3-5 °C and the snow is melting most places....