Here's a little bit of my shoe/barefoot history!
I hate shoes! Well, actually I love shoes, but I hate wearing them! :LOL
I can remember growing up throwing them off at the slightest opportunity, in church, at the playground, in a store, where ever. In California I just learned to run across the asphalt quickly and try and pick the shadiest places. As I've gotten older it's not the heat of the asphalt that I'm afraid of, its the oil and other car liquids that I'd be walking in and letting soak into my skin.
My ds is two and didn't start wearing shoes till he started walking and then just when I thought his little feet would need protecting. I baby sat a little boy a month and a half younger than him and noticed that he had shoes on from the time he was born and they were usually much too big for him. I'd wonder to myself, "what is the point?" Then his momma started complaining that he was taking to long to walk. I though "Well, if you wouldn't keep him in shoes that are two sizes too big for him maybe he's stop tripping and start walking!" But I never told her to her face!
My ds on the other hand from me loves shoes and loves to wear them! I'll be working outside and he'll actually bring me his sandels to put on him. But that could also have to do with the huge amount of pine needles and pine cones in the yard!
Anyway, do what you like when it come to shoeing or not. But my feet like to be free!