Results for - Barefoot or Not

2,034 voters participated in this survey

Voluntarily wearing footwear is an exclusively human characteristic. While footwear is generally worn for functional, fashion, and societal reasons, many people do not wear shoes at home or outdoors.

Cons about

1. Cons about "not going" barefoot. What facts do you agree with?

1. Family physicians and pediatricians are more concerned with the possibility of picking up bacteria, fungal infections and viruses as a result of going barefoot.
42%
839 votes
2. Possibilities include plantar warts, a viral infection that can often be found on dirty surfaces, or athlete's foot, a fungal infection that is commonly found in locker rooms and other wet surfaces.
43%
865 votes
3. Another concern is the possibility of stepping on a piece of glass or a rusty nail that can lead to a tetanus infection.
58%
1,167 votes
4. Also of concern is the possibility of contracting hookworm. Hookworm is a parasite that is found in animal feces. It enters the skin by burrowing under the surface when it comes into contact with the feet.
34%
677 votes
5. N/A
27%
546 votes
Pros about

2. Pros about "going" barefoot. What facts do you agree with?

1. Most shoes do not fit properly, something that can easily be observed by looking at people's feet.
27%
545 votes
2. Many individuals suffer from bunions, calluses, blisters and deformed feet, all as a result of poor-fitting shoes.
42%
834 votes
3. Supporters of going barefoot claim that it is impossible for any shoe to fit properly, because all shoes constrict the foot and inhibit the natural movement that is supposed to occur when people walk.
24%
470 votes
4. Many believe that wearing shoes actually changes the way people walk and disrupts a person's natural gait.
25%
490 votes
5. N/A
38%
761 votes
In some parts of the United States, where taboos against barefoot walking are strong, it is common for people to wear the same shoes indoors and outdoors, and for guests to keep their shoes on when visiting other people's houses. What barefoot facts are you familiar in the Unites States?

3. In some parts of the United States, where taboos against barefoot walking are strong, it is common for people to wear the same shoes indoors and outdoors, and for guests to keep their shoes on when visiting other people's houses. What barefoot facts are you familiar in the Unites States?

Apocryphally, somewhere in Texas there is a town ordinance forbidding one to go barefoot without first applying for a permit to do so.
4%
88 votes
Youngstown, Ohio, actually did have an ordinance prohibiting barefooting until it was struck down as unconstitutional.
6%
125 votes
In the early 18th to 20th century many children in rural areas of America often went barefoot due to poverty.
29%
582 votes
Many stores, restaurants and other public venues in the United States employ dress codes prohibiting bare feet.
39%
780 votes
While private business owners are free to set their own policies, many cite different health regulations, though these typically are occupational safety requirements that pertain to employees only.
17%
343 votes
N/A or I am unfamiliar with all of these facts.
47%
940 votes
It is a personal preference, do you like to go barefoot?

4. It is a personal preference, do you like to go barefoot?

Yes
46%
918 votes
No
54%
1,082 votes
Lastly, what are your favorite barefoot quotes?

5. Lastly, what are your favorite barefoot quotes?

If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.
5%
105 votes
You know you're old when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes, and you're barefoot.
7%
133 votes
Happiness is walking barefoot on fresh grass.
23%
465 votes
Barefoot travel allows you to get the true feel of a place.
6%
129 votes
Walking barefoot is like being radiated with the heartbeat of the ground with each step you take.
7%
149 votes
If your not barefoot you're overdressed.
8%
152 votes
Wild, barefoot and free.
16%
322 votes
N/A
54%
1,084 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
11 votes
02/01/2017 Living 2034 37 By: msrcms

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