These are some interesting shoes? I have never seen before. They sound like something to try.
FiveFingers™ is the first and only footwear to offer the exhilarating freedom of going barefoot—with the protection and surefooted grip of a Vibram® sole. And that makes it ideal for a wide range activities you'd probably rather do barefoot—boating, kayaking, canoeing, canyoneering, coastal approach, even after-sport recovery.
FiveFingers gives you a gecko-like grip on slippery surfaces. They protect your tender feet from scorching sand and sharp rocks. FiveFingers helps to promote a more natural walking motion. They gently separate each toe, while stimulating and exercising the muscles of the feet.
The technology behind Five Fingers is explained on this page. The cost around $70. Buy them here. Here is a guy named Ted with a blog all about his barefoot adventures while he wears Five Fingers. (I found him through my endless search for things about shoes.) He runs marathons in them. The support needed for running seems questionable to me, but I guess it is there as he and others run in them. I think they would be great for wearing around the house.
Would I buy these? I am not sure. I would have try them out in the store and if they were like walking on a dream, they would be going home with me.
What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!