I see we are now getting readers from Sweden. We'll be seeking more information on the barefoot perspective there.
We speculate there must be some value to barefooting there-the winters are long-all the more reason not to go barefoot in summer, and also because the country is famous for the best shoes a barefooter must wear when shoes are required: clogs.
When a barefoot wear must wear shoes, clogs are absolutely divine. They allow your feet to be spread out in their natural shape and are comfortable for long stints. I have worn them for many years, including safety clogs for 12-hour stints in a factory without any aches.
But I'll write more about clogs later. Now I must link you to an amazing video.....
of barefoot water skiing....in Sweden!!