I get pain just thinking about wearing all of these shoes with zero support. I didn't get into wearing real support for my feet until well into my adult years, but it has made all of the difference in the world. For work, I stayed in SAS shoes, which really helped, and eventually learned about orthotics to go in my shoes. And I was never barefoot. And I love a good athletic shoe, but it's got to be a particular kind of structure. I became attached to AVIAs for my supinated feet. Bliss! Life is no fun with miserable feet.