Barefoot but not

You know, for someone that doesn't like shoes a whole lot, I spend an awful lot of time looking at them. My husband and I recently picked up a pair of Fila Skele-toes, which are similar to '5-finger' shoes but there are only 4 slots for the toes to go in. The two smallest toes go in one slot together. The shoes are pretty comfortable but they do take a little getting used to and the women's shoes that I got aren't as cool looking as his. My shoes are grey and pink and look a lot like water shoes. I think I might like them better if they were all black, like my husband's. The goal of the shoes is to be as close to walking barefoot without actually being barefoot. However, the sole of the shoe is hard instead of soft. I like it though. When I step on a rock, I know that I've stepped on something but it doesn't poke through enough to hurt my foot. If you're into the barefoot thing and don't want to spend a ton of money on the Vibrams, this is a good place to start.