since I was off work for thanksgiving I decided that was NOT wearing shoes the whole day. The weather was good and before the "feast" I went for a quick 3 mile hike thinking no one else would be out. The trials were packed and I got quite a few odd looks. I guess it still embarrasses me a bit...not sure why. If I choose to be barefoot not sure why people make a big deal of it. The hike was great and I burned off some calories before putting them back on!