Shoes protect your feet, they dont make your feet weaker. They also look nice.
I hate shoes and go barefoot as much as possible :)
you don't need to, your feet will build callus without shoes which isn't bad really. The major reasons are for fashion and to keep your feet clean. I like my feet clean, they also comfort me. I can kick stuff and it doesn't hurt my feet haha :)
I hope people continue to wear shoes, because, lord help us, there are some nasty feet out there, and people just LOVE to inflict them upon others by wearing sandals and flip flops. I mean, have they not heard of pumice? Gad, I have seen more than enough of crusty, dirty heels and thick, fungal toenails. Yuck! Shoes are the only reason why I don't hate the end of summer.
If you want hard crusty feet, go for it.
do have to though I WANNA GO BAREFOOT