"The lady then said that they reached the conclusion that it is not necessary to prohibit barefoot shoppers and that they notified the managers of the stores, telling them to instruct the workers as such. Wow, I still can't believe this...That's terrific. Good for REI. (Just got a pair of Vibram FiveFinger SeeYas that I ordered from REI, now I'm glad I did.)
"The lady said, "We want you back as a customer and you are welcome to shop barefoot"."