Kartika Dubey kicked off her shoes in February 2020 after moving to a village in the Palani Hills in southern India. It was easier going barefoot in the lush upland surroundings.
“Being shoeless was more comfortable on the uneven, often wet, surfaces and I just kept extending my time barefoot. I feel healthier and grounded. My feet are strong and my immunity is good,” said Dubey, a life coach and dance movement therapist.
She goes barefoot beyond the village – to the nearest town, Kodaikanal,…