For casual walking in town, on concrete and pavement, is cushioning needed in "barefoot" shoes....or more specifically, Soft Star Dashes? Before the industrial age, where the primary surface was dirt and or grass, I could see where going barefoot would be desirable for optimum health. However, it would seem these modern day hard surfaces could be damaging to the body. Admittedly, I really don't know and am just speculating. I like the idea of allowing the foot to move naturaly without the constraint of shoes but going without is not practical for me hence the inquiry on the Dashes. If there are other shoes, that would be suitable for casual wear (not look to goofy), I'd appreciate hearing about them as well. Additionally, if there's a website that can help a newbie like myself learn more about "barefooting", I'd appreciate that too. Thanks!