No you are not out of your mind. I've read where a lot of people use water shoes. Only problem is the really cheap $7 or < ones you get at K-mart and such do not have very durable soles. I had considered that option, but then Merrell came out with their shoes. Teva has a nice water shoe called the Nilch. It's not cheap, but at $55, it's cheaper than a lot of other minimal running shoes.