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Boys forced to go barefoot during the summer

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BOYS ONLY: Some parents make their kids go barefoot in the summer. Boys, what are your parents' rules about footwear during the summer months?

What gender are you (this is for boys only)?

98% (1397) Male
1% (24) Female (end poll here)

1421 voters have answered this question.

Where are you from?

46% (662) United States
21% (308) UK
19% (283) Europe
1% (28) Asia
9% (136) Other

1417 voters have answered this question.

How old are you?

23% (340) Under 13
35% (503) 13-15
21% (301) 15-17
6% (99) 18-20
4% (65) 21-23
8% (115) Over 23

1423 voters have answered this question.

How often do your parents make you go barefoot during the summer?

58% (832) All the time, I have to go barefoot the whole summer
16% (233) Sometimes, but not all the time
25% (357) Never, I can wear whatever footwear I want

1422 voters have answered this question.

When you go outside somewhere:

30% (430) I'm allowed to wear shoes and socks
51% (727) I have to go barefoot - even in public shoes and socks aren't allowed
17% (251) I can wear sandals without socks, but that's it

1408 voters have answered this question.

During the summer:

48% (663) My parents take away my shoes and socks and keep them away the whole summer
6% (93) They'll take away shoes and socks on some days, other days I can wear them
44% (603) They let me keep my shoes and socks, but I have to go barefoot when they make me

1359 voters have answered this question.

Do your parents ever make you go barefoot as a punishment?

39% (559) Yes, and they'll take away my shoes and socks too so that I can't wear them
6% (90) Yes, I have to stay barefoot, but they won't confiscate my shoes and socks
53% (757) No, they don't do that

1406 voters have answered this question.

If yes, how long do you have to stay barefoot as a punishment?

17% (140) One day
9% (77) A few days
10% (81) A week
6% (51) A month
56% (454) The rest of the summer

803 voters have answered this question.

How do you feel about being made to go barefoot by your parents?

63% (852) I don't care, I like going barefoot, it doesn't matter
10% (143) It isn't that bad, but I'd rather wear shoes during the summer
26% (350) I don't like going barefoot at all, but those are my parents' rules, and I have to follow them

1345 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2004-03-01 20:20:51 by pil
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