Learning to have my feet bare was a learning curve. That may sound funny to a lot of my readers but allow me to explain. When I was little my feet were sensitive, and because of this I spent my waking hours in close toed shoes and socks no matter the weather.
Basically, when everyone I knew was in sandals, I remained in socks and shoes. This was a protective measure because although it would not physically harm my feet to stand on them it was far too uncomfortable for me to do so.
Breaking out of my socks and shoes
That all changed when I started to do yoga. The instructor insisted that I start to get used to being in my bare feet and transitioned me to using sandals. My body rebelled in the beginning, as it had done on several previous attempts, but this time I persevered. The result is that now I am usually in my bare feet when I am at home, and put shoes or sandals on to go out.
Does anyone else with cerebral palsy experience sensitivity in their feet? I’m interested to know if this was a common experience of others.