Melissa Joan Hart is not only an extremely talented
actress and genuinely nice person, she is also a very
important symbol of how perfectly normal and beautiful
bare feet can be.
Although she has fallen out of the public eye somewhat,
she has become a symbol of successful motherhood, and
she still remains one of the most valuable defenders of
the barefoot cause that exist in the media.
She has appeared barefoot in numerous pictures and video
segments. I am still unable to confirm this, but
I understand that she actually said in an interview some
years ago that she prefers to go barefoot.
Apparently, it was in an issue of "YM," circa April 1998.
She was pictured sitting on a floor, barefoot, with a
toe ring visible on one foot. The designer of all of
her clothes, toe ring included, was captioned on the picture.
The text of the article was also superimposed on part of
the picture, but on every copy of the picture that you can
find on the Internet nowadays, the text has been cropped
out. I have attempted to acquire a copy of the
legendary April 1998 issue, but "YM" was acquired by another
publisher and is, in fact, no longer published.
All rumors aside, if actions speak louder than words, Ms.
Hart has said aloud on numerous occasions that "Barefoot is
Take this 3-D Sterographic image I created using a picture
of Melissa Joan Hart barefoot walking a dog in the street.
Obviously, she's happy. There's no shame or discomfort
visible in her expression. And this picture is clearly
posed, so no one has subjected her to any ridicule that I
know of for being barefoot in it.
This is just one of many pictures that can be found in
which Ms. Hart is not wearing any shoes. But pictures
in magazines and on the Internet are not the limit of her
endorsement of this practical and appealing lifestyle.
Many of you may remember Melissa's hosting of the Noggin
channel's nighttime alter-ego "The N." Ms. Hart hosted
the program from a couch in some TV studio somewhere, and the
whole time she was comfortably and beautifully barefoot.
No other celebrity that I know of has so confidently and
assuredly represented the group of people that choose to go
through life barefooted. I really wish I had a copy of
that April 1998 issue of "YM." How thrilling it would
be to see Melissa's own words stating that she enjoys going
barefoot. What a great thing that would be for the
And as great a thing as it is to see Melissa Joan Hart barefoot,
equally exciting is the fact that she now has children. I
have to wonder, is she bringing them up barefoot, too? What
an amazing thing that would be!
Now, you can go on to read about another wonderful celebrity
who is often seen barefoot:
Melissa Joan Hart barefoot to Barefoot
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