Things for your feet to do before you die

After the huge success of my last post, Things to Smell Before You Die, I decided to create a follow up. So here, for the good of your feet, is a new kind of bucket list…

Take a moment to look at your feet. Remove your heels, slippers, sneakers or socks right now and take a good look at those beauties. Soak in the sight of your sandal tan-line, the angle at which your toes line up, the curvature of your heelsโ€ฆ Now, think about all the places those glorious appendages attached below your ankles have taken you. ย Theyโ€™re incredible, right?! Your feet carry you to amazing places and support you through the occasional mundane work week too. There are so many things for your soles to discover in a lifetime!ย  As Paul Hoffman said:

Get on your feet or die.

With that in mind, here are a few things your feet should experience before you die: Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset


  • A professional massage or pedicure
  • Walking on smooth, damp wood
  • Thawing out in front of a crackling fire after a winter romp
  • Seawater and sand pulsing over them with ocean waves
  • The perfect pair of shoes
  • Soggy mud squishing between toes
  • Getting cozied up, tucked in a microfiber blanket
  • Gliding on ice skates
  • Free-flying through the air on a suspension amusement ride
  • Soft, wet grass
  • Bubbles whizzing between toes in a hot tub
  • Vibrations from driving on a gravel road
  • The heavy, wobbly sensation of switching back to shoes after roller skating/blading
  • Being barefoot during a summer rain


  • Accomplish a great physical feat (rock climb, marathon, bike tour)
  • Walk on multiple continents
  • Hang from a few feet up over the branch of a tree
  • Dance with a loved one
  • Use flippers while snorkeling or scuba diving
  • Bounce on a wet, soapy trampoline
  • Go (either) snowboarding, wakeboarding, skiing or water skiing
  • Soak in a hot spring
  • Ride on an animal (horse, elephant, camel)
  • Stand on a glass floor several stories high
  • Jump off a cliff into water

What’s the best thing your feet have ever experienced? Would you add anything to this list?

11 thoughts on “Things for your feet to do before you die”

  1. What a fab post for the tootsies ๐Ÿ˜€ I love this!!! I have to say I adore the feeling of a foot spa… all those little bubbles and the massage feel amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Karen

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