You may have gone barefoot as a child, only to be told by your conservative mom and dad that people are meant to wear shoes. Some argue that in fact, feet are not designed to be enclosed after all (aha mom & dad!), but since most places have that annoying "no shirt, no SHOES, no service rule" one sportswear company has come up with something that provides a shoed alternative to going barefoot.
Vibram Five Fingers
It might sound like an oxymoron, and well, it is since we are talking about a barefooted shoe but apparently it's what we were anatomically made for. Vibram FiveFingers, is a shoe that separates the toes (despite what's indicated by the name) so that all the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the foot and leg are used and exercised as they should be. The benefit of wearing the unique shoe is that it does provide protection to the foot, and includes grips ideal for sport that the shoe is lacking. Plus, it has a pretty funky style for sports enthusiasts. Well worth checking out. (See Vibram Five Fingers)