- "What do you mean I'm not wearing shoes?" (look down at my feet) "Woah, you're totally right, I'm not wearing shoes! I should probably run home and get some..."
- "Shoes are just an artificial construct, engineered by The Man to keep a Brother down."
- "I'm trying to run down the guy that stole my shoes. Let me know if you see him." (Tried this one for the first time tonight)
- เกิดมาไม่มี ตายแต่เอาไม่ได้ (keut ma mai mee, tai tae ao mai dai - "I was born without shoes, and I can't take them with me when I die"). This I think has been quite clever, at least for those who speak Thai or Lao.
By the way, the second worst thing about running barefoot is stepping on snails. Trust me folks, it's pretty gross.