Oh I'm not worried about my arches hurting from being barefoot, I'm worried about the fit of the shoe over the top of my arches and rubbing. I tried on a Fila Skele-Toes recently (passing through a sporting goods store) and it was just the teeniest bit too snug on top. The toes didn't fit me well either, they felt "cheap" and the seams would be bothersome, I think. I'm curious if there exists a "barefoot" shoe with a snug arch from the bottom, because I feel that would be very comfortable.
I've been wearing some moccasins for a couple of months now, fairly regularly. I don't really understand the mid-foot strike and with my right leg always going twisty from my stupid hips, it's hard for me to walk properly, let alone properly BAREFOOT. I try, though. I think my feet are stronger for it, but who really knows. I was hoping that changing my walking style would help with my stupid hips, but no such luck. My knee was popping again today so I think I will need to see the chiro again fairly soon =\ I can feel when my right leg is off and it is definitely off again. That's what I get for exercising on crooked hips and waiting so long for an adjustment, probably!