But I'm not comfortable going barefoot in general, much less running out on the road. The "shoes" that I am most interested in are the Vibram FiveFingers options. I'm going to have to find a local store because I'm afraid they won't have my size. From what I've seen they don't start until size 6.
Nike graduation project concept for performance foot stickers.
The yoga version provides minimal coverage with extra grip to help keep you planted.
Sadly these are still only conceptual but with the technology they could be produced and the market is there. It's an interesting blend of new capabilities paired with basic physiology. I'm excited to see what comes of it and what new ideas come to light.