I have the vibram 5 finger treks. I also have a $10 pair of aqua shoes, I have hiked many miles up steep granite ledge covered mountains with both of them. While the vibram five fingers will last longer, I actually prefer the aqua shoes and as an added bonus I don't have to deal with comments and questions. Save your money and go with the aqua shoes.
You'll never see the light if you're in someone else's shadow, or said another way, life is like a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the scenery never changes