I typed in “Hardcore barefooter” just to see what would come up in a Google search… I found this old forgotten picture of my feet (it was the very first pic in the search) on someone else’s Tumblr feed with this accompanying quote: “Now this is HARDCORE BAREFOOTER FEET! When you wear this much jewelry on your feet, there is no need for shoes. Man I’m slackinnn”
And here’s the pic. For those of you foot freaks out there who were wondering who those feet belonged to… wonder no more, they belong solely (get it “Solely”) to me… Barefoot Justine!
Who is this mystery “Hardcore barefooter?” It’s me…(Barefoot) Justine Mara Andersen.
By the way, in the ensuing years… I have lost every single one of those toe rings… and I really miss a couple of ’em!
OK, it’s all coming back to me now… I was traveling then, sans shoes, and working events, long days, my feet used to get positively grubby. Dig that rainbow Band-Aid! I had Band-Aids on both big toes. It was HOT, August, and the blacktop had actually blistered the bottoms of my toes. No regrets, just bandage ’em up and keep ’em movin’!