I've been doing most of my running in Xeroshoes and loving it, but I've wanted to try some full barefoot so I started taking my sandals off on the indoor track I run and I love it! But that track is completely smooth and level. I occasionally trip, but it doesn't hurt. I've done a few outdoor walk/jogs on unseasonably warm days in the last month and have taken my shoes off for parts of those. A week ago, I did nearly 4 miles (my furthest distance) and took my shoes off for the last mile because I had a rubby spot on the side of one heel. I tripped several times on the same toe and it hurt some, but no bleeding. Yesterday, however, I was doing a short C25K session on a fairly smooth, paved trail, but the second time I tripped I took the skin off the tip of that toe. I'm assuming this is because of not lifting my feet enough, but I'm not sure how to help that. It also seems to happen more frequently when I'm changing paces. I trip over my own feet regularly, whether I'm wearing shoes or not and regardless of what kind of surface I'm on. I trip sometimes running in the Xeroshoes, but haven't hurt anything. I'm sorry this is such a long post, I guess to ask if I just need to work on picking my feet up more. Also, how to go about protecting that toe while it heals. And I guess I should start carrying bandaids with me. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated!