I wear the fancy Asics, with a soft gel cup heel. I've also gone barefoot at home, and see no difference. Then again, at home I'm standing on a soft gym floor material. I also run after I lift, so it's easier to just finish lifting, then start running without having to switch shoes... Not allowed to wear barefoot at my gym either...
I have seen those foot gloves a few people at my gym wear, but if it's the same as barefoot I'll go with Chucks to save money..
Mt Snow, VT - May 5, 2012 - Completed!
...i remain, he who remains to be...