There are thousand of them all around the world. They have made a radical decision: living without shoes: at home and outdoors, when it’s sunny and when it snows. These people go barefoot to work and to the supermarket, they take the metro and get on a plain barefoot, they drive and go jogging barefoot. Living barefoot is more than just a temporary trend; it is epidemic and is infecting everyone – by word of mouth and through social networks. 'Going barefoot makes you feel the texture, vibrations and temperature of the ground, things that you cannot feel through your eyes, ears and nose' says Giorgio Curreli, one of the first people in Italy going barefoot. 'Walking barefoot – he says – is healthy for your feet and ankles, you don’t’ feel pain and you don’t get dirty: roads are dirty, of course, but less than banknotes or handles.'