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“Barefoot” is the most common term for going without shoes.

Despite the fact that wearing shoes is a uniquely human characteristic, certain humans’ pets, such as horses and, more rarely, dogs and cats, are given footwear. Going barefoot offers certain health benefits, but it also has some risks. Cuts, abrasions, bruises, and impacts from falling objects or the roughness of the ground are all protected by the footwear, as are frost or heat burns and parasites like hookworm under severe temperatures. Shoes, on the other hand, may limit the flexibility, strength, and mobility of the foot, leading to increased cases of flexible flat feet, bunions, hammertoes, and Morton’s neuroma and walking and running barefoot results in a more natural stride, allowing for more foot swinging and eliminating the strong heel impact, resulting in lower foot and lower leg contact force.

Many sports are done barefoot, including gymnastics and martial arts, as well as beach volleyball, swimming, barefoot jogging, barefoot hiking, and water skiing. People may be forced to go barefoot against their choice in some circumstances, such as incarceration, for reasons of safety, identity, or punishment. A more barefoot person, or their equivalents in other languages (for example, German “Barfüßer” or Italian “Scalzo”), is someone who does not wear shoes in public, engages in the aforementioned activities, or goes barefoot for religious or punitive reasons.

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People in ancient times, such as the Egyptians, Hindus, and Greeks, walked barefoot regularly since the inhabited terrain did not need it. Egyptians and Hindus also used ornamental footwear, such as the Cleopatra, a soleless sandal that provided minimal functional foot protection. At the Ancient Olympic Games, athletes competed barefoot and, in general unclothed. Even gods and heroes were commonly depicted in their natural state, without shoes.

Although the Romans conquered the Greeks and absorbed much of their culture, they refused to embrace the Greek notion of footwear and clothing. Slaves were required to remain barefoot since Roman clothing, including footwear, was seen as a sign of power and a requirement for a civilized lifestyle. There are many references to shoes being worn in the Bible. During this historical period, a father would give his son-in-law a pair of shoes during a wedding to symbolize the transfer of authority.

Throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, both men and women wore pattens, which are considered to be forerunners of today’s high-heeled shoes, while the lower classes wore hand-made footwear constructed from whatever materials were available. Going barefoot was seen as a symbol of poverty and low social status, as well as a prisoner’s mark. Chopines were initially produced in Turkey in the 15th century and stood 7″8 inches (17.7″20.3 cm) tall. These shoes were well-known in Venice and throughout Europe as a status symbol, denoting wealth and social standing. High-heeled shoes were initially worn by royalty in the 16th century, such as Catherine de Medici and Mary I of England, to give the impression of being taller or larger than life.

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