Yeah, it would be great if the forum were revived. But.....
About being to cold to barefoot. Its been above freezing here in south-central PA (Lancaster County) for most of January. Today (Feb 1) we had a high of 52 and I was barefooting outside for about 1/2 hour. The community park is about 1 block from our apartment, and I spent about 2 hours in the park this afternoon -- barefoot.