Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cold Feet? Try Removing Your Socks First.

Nowadays I must admit that I am not a full time barefooter. I don't want to let you down, but that is the case. However, still I find myself frequently shoeless for all sorts of reasons, most of the sorts of reasons that I took it up for in the first place.

This morning I woke up and dressed my feet as typical these days, and as today is a little chillier than expected I popped on some thick socks for warmth. But just a few hours later and my feet had decended into a deep chill. Perhaps it being a Saturday I'm only padding round the house rather than cycling anywhere so my feet have not really been doing much work and as such not keeping themselves warm. Never-the-less there they were with nice supposedly thick socks on for warmth yet feeling frozen.

The solution I have learnt for this is to whip of the socks. It seems somewhat counter intuitive - reduce their thermal insulation and my feet will be warmer? Yet this is exactly what happened. One of the top advantages of my solid barefoot days was the complete lack of cold feet (and cold hands come to think of it). They just were warm all the time, especially in bed. These days of shodness my feet are frequently back to their cold ways. However, take of my coverings exposing the skin to the cold and they feel so much warmer.

So go on - liberate your feet from their surroundings and feel the warmth, even in the cold (it's kind of what they're designed for).

Cold feet? Shead those socks


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Barefoot DIY

Doing a bit of renovation at home and discovered that barefoot is a great way to accomplish this. Not only are feet easier to clean than socks and less messy than shoes (we don't have shoes indoors due to Asian tendencies) but you can utilise toes for grabbing hold of pieces of skirting board as you saw them at 45 degrees without using a specialist tool. Perhaps I should get one of those angled cutting guides, but this worked just as well.

Sawing barefoot? What could possibly go wrong.