Saw a dude in VFFs kicking his longboard through the park on my commute home last night!
I know BFTed pumps barefoot, but this dude wasn't pumping. He was kicking. I'm all for barefootedishness where ever possible, but It seems like for that kind of repeated, scraping impact you'd really want some better protection.
If I see him again at an opportune time maybe I'll try to hail him down and chat him up.