Was I the only one that came to this thread thinking, "Shoes? I love shoes! Doesn't everyone love shoes?".
Irony is that I thought that while barefoot.
I've always had a weakness for buying shoes, and have heaps of them, yet I absolutely loathe wearing them. I never wear them at home, inside or out, or when visiting my mother or sister. (I wear them to
their houses, but always take them off when I get there).
As was very common amongst the kids I grew up with, I have very fond memories of running around barefoot most of the time during playtime, both at home and school. Actually, now I think about it, my primary school encouraged us to go barefoot and it was an actual rule at my son's kindy that they had to remove their shoes when arriving each day.