The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.
Living in Maryland, a state that can be scorching hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter, trying to catch a glimpse of some pretty feet out in public can sometimes be a seasonal thing. But in my years, I've found that several places offer better views of pretty girls going barefoot, or at least in some skimpy sandals. And I'm not talking about just seeing a girl in some mules walking down the street, I'm talking about good views where you can see some dangling or extended views of soles and such. Here are the top five hot spots I've found in sequential order:
5. Mall - Okay, this one was obvious. So many cute girls looking for the latest fashions will spend hours walking around the mall in flip flops, sandals, and even on a few rare occasions, I've seen them holding their shoes and going barefoot. Even rarer, you'll sometimes catch girls working at some of the store in stockings, kicking off their shoes and walking through the crowd. But parts of the mall wield even more barefoot sighting than just the main walking area.
Shoe stores are a great place to look, especially those trendy shops where you'll find the girly girls. But the best place in the mall I've found barefoot, or close to barefoot girls is in the mall's eatery. If you're a fan of dangling, you're sure going to love the eatery. Shoes of all kinds dangle off of the toes of women of all ages, again, sometimes with stockings coming into play.
4. Weddings - This one can be a little strange when attending a family wedding, but when it is a friend's wedding, then you're going to be finding lots of girls kicking off their shoes. Dressing up, girls tend to put on their highest heels and those heels aren't made for walking, let alone dancing. You can be certain that lots of girls will be leaving their shoes at the table. And depending on your location or season, the stocking clad foot can be quite common as well.
3. College Dorms - This one can easily be ranked two or one depending on how much you move around the dorms and what you're doing there, but in the women's dorm area, barefoot girls can be found all over the place. To them it is like walking around the house or apartment barefoot, so they don't think much of it.
I used to date a girl who lived on campus and when walking around her dorm area on some visits I was often slapped for checking out some of the girls feet. And boy, will dirty sole lovers be in heaven here! Dirty soles were far more regular than the clean ones.
2. Beach/Pool - This goes without saying. Who wears shoes at the beach or pool? But with the good comes the bad here. You're going to have to weed out the nasty, unkept feet, men's feet and the feet of women you wouldn't really want to be checking out. But if you find a pretty girl, or better yet, a group of pretty girls and stake claim to a spot near them, you best bet you're going to be getting a lot of sandy soles pointing your way out, especially with the sunbathers.
1. Ballpark - As an avid Orioles fan, I have attended many games this year and in years past. Every time I go to the game, there is always a sexy girl around who has her bare feet propped up on the seats in front of her or out in the aisle. I was even lucky enough once to have a girl sitting behind me kick her feet out on the chair beside me, so they were about two feet from. She had light purple nail polish and was wearing two toe rings. What a show that was. Glad she was comfortable because her feet only moved when she crossed her ankles or bounced her feet to the music between innings.