I wasn't sure which forum to put this thread in, but I figured since shoes exist for two reasons (to protect us from the elements, and to make women happy) to put it here in outdoors.
Basically, I don't feel that we need shoes; unless you're a magma analyzer or perhaps an astronaut. You see, about two years ago I was listening to Dane Cook and he had a skit where at the end he blurted "FUCK SHOES". It was out of context for which I am writing this thread of course, but I began to ponder this theory and have decided that in fact, I don't like shoes.
For one, they're expensive. There's no reason I should have to shell out $100 for a dull pair of shoes that's going to serve the same function as the $20 pair in the other aisle. This is the reason that I wear converse. It's like $30, looks badass and serves its function. Also, if I was ever spontaneously entered into a basketball tournament then I will be at an advantage.
Also, there should be no reason to own more than two pairs of shoes. Even for women. You should have one pair of shoes for work, and one pair of shoes for when you're not at work (this is, of course, if you don't believe in the 'fuck shoes' philosophy). All other reasons for having shoes are excuses. And for women, it doesn't matter if you're wearing a black dress and a pair of converse because as men we're not attracted to your feet .. well, okay some of the perverts might be. And if you say "It doesn't match," then fuck it. You're only saying that because you want to do what is socially acceptable by the norm. Well, fuck the norm too! (That's another thread).
When God created man and woman, He never said "And let there be shoes!". He knew full and well that if our feet couldn't take what our Earth's surface could dish out then either we didn't need to be on that particular terrain (E.G. an underwater cavern) or that the terrain was manmade, like concrete. Depending on several conditions, concrete can either be too hot for our bare feet, too cold, or too broken up to stand on. Well get over it! It's just a little pain.
Shoes are too constraining. Sure it might help you to get better friction on various surfaces when running from or toward an entity but that doesn't mean that they're all necessary.