On a lovely barefoot walk through the woods discussing advanced physics with my father we came upon a car, which I immediately walked all over, proving to my father how tough my feet have become. I showed him all that I had learned all the running techniques all the facts. He respectfully listened and he learned. It is good to have such a supportive father.
There are friends of mine that are made by their parents to wear shoes. Their parents fear they will catch some sort of illness from being barefoot. They arent even allowed to be barefoot in the home. Its disgusting that people force their children to live like that. People need to wake up and take their shoes off. We live in a bubble of fake bullshit and taking your shoes off is one way to reconnect with yourself and the earth. We aren't robots yet. We are still human.