Great stories! My town of about 8000 people has a very active Facebook Discussion Board, and someone made a post there titled, "Whats up with the barefoot guy running around town?" (me). My favorite comments where "that's probably how you get worms and stuff" and, "Must be a huge Diehard fan, give that guy some glass to not give a sh*t about". LOL A couple weeks ago I did a very popular and busy hike near Seattle (Little Si). I was barefoot and the rest of my group was shod. Mostly nothing but positive remarks, at least to my face! My wife was walking about 300 feet behind me with my son and she could hear some comments the other passing hiker groups made about me. She heard a lot of, "look at that barefoot guy trying to be all cool" comments. A very Seattle-ite sentiment.