It's Like Having a Pedicure
Stones will massage your feet, soil or sand will smooth your skin.?
It's Less Expensive
You won't need to drop cash on new footwear every few months.
Hiking barefoot may not be for the squeamish or faint of heart. Some may find it utterly disgusting to roam the wild unshod and will worry about picking up germs, dirt or worse. Barefoot hikers just accept the fact that your feet will get "dirty."
People will Call You a Hippie
You might be alright with that?but it gets annoying after a while.
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Less Protection/More Exposure
A stubbed toe or a careless misstep can more easily lead to a broken digit or small wound. And if you haven't brought backup footwear with you, it may make hiking back to the trailhead difficult.
So if you cut or injure your foot, you should be extra prepared?you don't want an open wound exposed for too long and you'll have to get back safely.
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Your feet—the tendons and the bottom of your feet—as well as the muscles in your calves may become unusually sore after your first few times until you get used to hiking barefoot. However, some interpret this "con" as a "pro."
Seasons Are Difficult
Extreme weather, very icy and cold (or very hot) ground does make hiking barefoot difficult (but not impossible). You can invest in a pair of minimalist trail shoes when the weather goes south, though.
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Find a different hike and go barefoot.