Is this what you call one of those oxymoron statements? I am going to say it right now, I prefer running barefoot, my number one choice of running is barefoot, and I really hate running with ANY kind of footwear.
I started off with Vibrams two years ago, then bought a pair of huaraches from somewhere, horrible! My recent purchase has been a pair of original luna sandals with the aquus leather elastic straps, but they will be a great casual shoe. Barefoot Ted and his Luna Crew has a great product going on.
The only reason I wear footwear while running is because I experience winter. Do you know I want to move somewhere warmer just so I can run barefoot all year long?!