1. unshod, barefoot, or wearing sandals
2. used to denote certain religious orders where friars or nuns wear sandals.
Etymology: 1600s, Latin, from calceare, to put on shoes.
When I first sat for baby photos, I cried until my shoes were removed. As I grew up I spent most of my summer days barefoot. I was fortunate: we lived on 20 acres outside of town, half wooded, with a river and pond. There were clamshells to collect, trees and tall grass to hide in, plants and rocks to gather.... I had incredible calluses; I could walk across sharp gravel without a thought.
The start of school would be the end of my discalced days for the year.