Anonymous
Anonymous asked in TravelAir Travel · 1 decade ago

On long haul flights?

Why do some women walk around the plane barefoot, even in the washrooms? Gross. Only women do it. Aren't women, like, supposed to be the cleaner gender?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Going barefoot is NOT gross. It's healthy and comfortable. I haven't worn any footwear in ten years and I am never sick, never have any foot trouble. Foot odor is produced by bacteria in (closed) shoes; if you don't wear shoes to start with, feet don't smell. And going into the restroom, well, our skin was made to keep harmful stuff out, and I'm not touching my food with my feet. You're far more likely to catch anything from the germs on the door handle and such than from anything you'll get on your feet, since even if you wash your hands you still have to open & close the door... even other surfaces that are handled by lots of people are often full of bacteria; like the seats themselves. That's how you may 'catch something', not from a pair of healthy, strong feet touching the ground. Unfortunately in the US there's the persistant myth that bare feet are unhealthy, bad enough that there supposedly are Health Dept rules against bare feet in stores & restaurants, but this is a MYTH. The various states' HDs don't have any problem with customers going barefoot anywhere; they know it's not a health risk! (see source)

    And it's not only women who like to go barefoot, I know lots of other barefooters on the 'net and a few in person, and most of them are men.

  • 1 decade ago

    Completely barefoot IS pretty gross. I have walked around the plane in my socks, however. Reasons are as follows: I forgot my slippers and would rather wear socks than my shoes. Wearing shoes on extremely long flights cuts off circulation (at least to some extent, depends on what kind of shoes you are wearing). I usually remove my shoes while seated, and trying to put them on again while seated next to another person is too awkward (bending head down between your knees, etc). I think women are more likely to do this bc women are generally more health-conscious and women are less embarassed of their feet. Also women do not wear socks w holes in them (ha ha).

  • 3 years ago

    positioned on free ethereal clothing and comfortable shoes. On maximum lengthy haul flights you would accept shuttle socks to ward off threat of clots. they appear as if uncomplicated socks so that you may positioned on them in case you want. i'd recommend you to get an excellent relax beforehand the flight and do not devour some thing heavy. Drink a large number of fluids beforehand and through the flight and bypass about as a lot as you may or a minimum of bypass your ft as they swell alot. I have given you the following information to save jetlag to a minimum. attempt to ward off alcohol beforehand and through the flight also or a minimum of save your intake to a minimum. good success. No damage having a sweater with you interior the airplane because the blankets are very mild. most of the time the airplane is amazingly warmth fantastically if extremely finished, yet at circumstances it ought to get cool.

  • 1 decade ago

    Haven't seen or done that yet and I've been on many long haul flights. Maybe they suffer from swollen feet during the flight and feel more comfortable with their shoes off? I don't know.

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  • dcgirl
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    1 decade ago

    I don't know why this happens but I wish it wouldn't. I was on a commuter jet trip recently, about 3 hours, not really a long haul but this one lady took her shoes off and the entire plane could smell her foot odor. It was horrible!

  • 1 decade ago

    ummm ewwwwwww!!!!!!!! i would NEVER DO THAT!!!! that is disgusting!! i've NEVER seen a woman do that on a flight before!

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