Reason? I don't need a reason. It's legal. End of story. You don't want my business? I can go elsewhere. But first, are you saying this for this store or the whole chain doesn't allow barefoot? Why don't you have a sign? I am videotaping this conversation, please state your name because I will be following up on this. If you are ensuring only safe footwear is worn, what are the criteria for safe footwear in your store? My plan isn't to be a jerk. My plan isn't to sign a waiver for each store I enter. (But I have mixed feelings here. I'd rather sign a Waiver than have to leave, but would they ask every woman with 3 inch heels sign a waiver?) My plan isn't even to have a barefoot conversation, but just to be allowed to go into a store obeying the laws with the same expectations a person wearing an orange shirt would expect to be allowed to shop without being asked to change because "orange shirts are against our policy for our customers to wear".