Re: Why is everyone so concerned with my kid's feet?
I go barefoot all the time. I get the talk, the whole shebang about being barefoot in winter from my German MIL and FIL. That's ok- my kids are Southern too, and take their socks off on their own -- they also get too hot.
BUT, when it comes to going out from Fall-Spring, socks and shoes when we go outside. For as long as we can get robeez type shoes, we do that. When support is warranted for running through mud/snow - we get those kind of shoes. Until then, doubled up socks or itty-bitty booties.
If they're being worn and we're talking summertime - shoes are packed in the diaperbag.