New member here in North Carolina. First question: where in Raleigh, NC can i find places safe for barefoot running newbies like myself, and are commonly used for barefoot running. Or can you describe the types of trails i should be looking for? roads? sidewalks? natural surfaces? Second, i've been going barefoot walking after my runs (with shoes). it feels so good to get those sweaty heavy shoes and socks off. It's so relaxing to my feet/body for some reason. Almost like a natural high. Other experience that? I also enjoy running shirtless and with lightweight shorts. The sun feels so good on my skin even though i'm freckled and have to be careful. I want to get to the point where i am only wearing a lightweight pair of shorts and nothing else. Is that common for barefoot runners to also want to run with the lightest and fewest clothes possible? on that note, i'm trying to find a super-short and lightweight pair of running shorts. Just enough to not get me a ticket, but no more. Any recommendations?