Neither Athena or I like wearing shoes. In the summer we almost totally eschew them. Perhaps these are the answer.
The manufacturers of Five Fingers shoes claim their footwear "connects you to the Earth and your surroundings in a way that is simply not possible in conventional shoes."
Retail price: $80
The only concern is my OCD. You see, I can't even wear gloves because I can't do my OCD finger motions and I feel like I'm going to FREAK. I have to wear mittens. Maybe these would make my toes feel all claustrophobic and whatnot.
Or maybe I shouldn't wear them purely because they're ugly and I'd look like a mutant.