Lesson of the day:
Asphalt absorbs sunlight.
When asphalt absorbs sunlight, it converts it to heat.
Apparently, asphalt can reach 140 degrees on a hot summer day.
Even if maximum heat is not reached, it’s fairly safe to say asphalt gets hot.
Bare feet do not appreciate those levels of heat.
Even very cooperative feet that usually do well without shoes.
Walking faster doesn’t quite do the trick.
Ergo, crossing asphalt parking lots in direct sunlight in the late afternoon in August barefoot…