Well.. I'm cringing, but first, I should point out that he's not really barefoot. He's in socks! "Why barefoot? ‘I want to show how extreme this issue is for me..." And... "My pain will reflect the pain that the Adani mine will cause if it goes ahead..." Run Ferris Run! Echonetdaily Eve Jeffery. Forrest Gump eat your heart out, Australia has its own running daemon – he's barefoot and he's a man on a mission: to Stop Adani.