When I was a kid, I never wore shoes in the summer. My feet were like little hooves, I could run over gravel with no pain. Hot sand or concrete made me dance and sprint, though. Worst of all were the rare times I crossed the street without paying attention to where I was placing my feet and ran into melted tar. Yowzer, that hurt and it didn't cool off instantly when you hit the grass. Really ticked Mom off if I came home with tarry feet too.
She claimed that when she was a kid that all the kids chewed on melted tar from the roads since they couldn't afford gum. Gross!
I still don't much like shoes, but nowadays my feet aren't tough enough to run barefoot so I wear sandals outside all summer. When I was in college, I decided my feet were too pale to be attractive so I paint my toenails in the summer. Doesn't make my feet any more able to walk on gravel, but I guess they're more scenic.
Of course they'll never be as cute as kitty toes.
This is what happens when you try to scan a kitten.
I thought I was weird to be contemplating my toes until I Googled toes and found this page:
Now that's weird.