Barefoot Brian has a rather interesting blog entry I thought I’d point you folks to, entitled . . . and your mind will follow.
It is a nice compilation of various thoughts on going barefoot.
I happened across an interesting book, The Unfashionable Human Body, by Bernard Rudofsky (originally published in 1971). It mainly concerns the many ways we cover or modify our bodies, and as part of that it has a section on footwear.
I thought folks might find part of that interesting.