Pilates Instructor Claims He Hasn’t Worn Shoes in 20 Years

March 13, 2023

Every morning, Joseph DeRuvo leaves his Connecticut home to his local bakery without wearing any shoes. In fact, the 59-year-old Pilates instructor claims he has not worn footwear in 20 years. He runs, attends formal events and rides the New York City subway all on his bare feet. DeRuvo decided to forgo wearing shoes due to his painful and inoperable bunions. He says "being barefoot just allows me to go through my life without shoes hurting my feet."

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