My friend, who is a member, My friend, who is a member, sent me a link to your post, Joe, because I was just complaining about my basketball shoes. I haven't played ball since I got into barefooting, and my feet hurt like hell after just shooting around for a half an hour or so. I would love to play bball barefoot, but what about people stepping on your feet? And can you really get as much lift on your jump without shoes? Silly questions, I know. Running seems normal to do barefoot, but my whole basketball "career" was spent in expensive high tops, so I don't know how I could play without shoes, with other people, shooting is fine in barefeet. Oh yeah, I also just joined. I am from Weirton, WV, just moved here, but it feels more like PA or OH than WV. We are pretty close to Pittsburgh.