I do one of two things usually.
I either take them off for the last mile or so of my run and carry them (as you say htough, this is annoying).
Or, I'll stop somewhere that I am gonig to pass again and drop them off and run BF. In my case, my normal lunch route goes out and around a pond and then back, so I dump them on a friend's porch that happens to live next to teh pond.
you could always dump the shoes somewhere towards teh end of the run and finish up BF, then drive back and get them later (and hope they are still there I guess).
Another option would be to run longer. After you finish your point to point run, then take them off and do a BF run (or before you run).
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Thanks for the ideas!
People look at me funny for running barefoot but I get even stranger looks with my shoes on my hands. I can only imagine what they are saying
I've only run in my VFF's so far but one thing I've noticed is that I don't seem to get much benefit by running in the grass. It's still easy to heelstrike without feeling any real negative consequences, and the soft surface doesn't do much to toughen your feet. For me I decided to skip the grass and stick to hard surfaces. I know this doesn't answer your question at all, I just wanted to share my experience so far.
I would also have a hard time ditching my beloved shoes. Have you considered some sort of backpack?
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