About Us


QUICK FACTS

  • Going barefoot offers many health and comfort benefits.
  • It is legal to go barefoot in any kind of business or establishment, including stores and restaurants.
  • State Health Department codes do not prohibit going barefoot in  businesses and establishments, including stores and restaurants.
  • It is legal in all 50 states of the U.S. to drive a car while barefoot.

WHO WE ARE

  • We are people from across the globe and from all walks of life who share one thing in common: our love of going barefoot — not just at home or the beach, but in a wide variety of places and situations.
  • We prefer going barefoot because of its health and comfort benefits, while delighting in the textures the world has to offer.
  • We support the personal freedom of everyone to go barefoot, and seek to correct myths and misconceptions about going barefoot.
  • We provide a friendly forum (by email) for SBL members to share thoughts and experiences about barefoot living.

OUR MISSION

  • EDUCATE the public about the benefits of going barefoot.
  • PROMOTE barefoot acceptance worldwide.
  • SUPPORT those who seek the joy, freedom and health benefits of going barefoot.
  • SHARE experiences, thoughts, feelings and tips on going barefoot through a friendly forum.

OUR VISION

To promote a world in which freedom to go barefoot is acceptable for all who wish to do so.


WHAT WE ARE

  • SBL Membership is open to all who love going barefoot on a regular basis pretty much anywhere.
  • We exist primarily as a private email list hosted on Yahoo! Groups, where members may exchange messages and information related to living a barefoot lifestyle.
  • We also maintain this website to educate the public, promote barefoot acceptance and invite others to join us.

WHAT WE ARE NOT

The SBL and its email list focus on barefoot living as a lifestyle choice. We do not discuss sexual or fetish matters and we do not offer a dating service.  We recognize that people embrace barefoot living for many valid reasons but we avoid promoting pseudo-scientific theories such as ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding.’
See Posting and Moderation Guidelines for full details.


HOW THE SBL OPERATES

The SBL (this website and related Yahoo Group) operates as a purely volunteer organization and does not solicit donations, dues, or other fees of any sort from members or non-members.



WANT TO JOIN US?

Click here for information and application form