Found this story while browsing the internet for barefooting stories. There are a group of friends from Anapolis who were facing a mid-life crisis eight years ago. They wanted to do something crazy and came up with barefooting. Then they started doing footing runs on St Patty’s day. They figure they’re already in body bags (ie dry suits) so if anything does happen, they’re all set to go.
When they are done, then they break out some green beer, a tradition the rest of the country follows.