So my my mom was so excited to let me know about this new kind of running shoe she heard about watching one of those Doctor shows on TV. Apparently they have separate toes and help prevent injury because they let your foot move more naturally. what will those whacky shoe companies come up with next? Am I right? me: "I already have shoes that do that. I'm wearing them right now." mom: " your not wearing anything" me: yup mom: you run barefoot? me: yes mom. we had this discussion before. mom: I didn't think you were serious. me: ... mom: You're going to catch worms.! me: I think of them more as little running buddies. it went on a while more like that.