Do you allow your kids outside barefoot?

United States
July 7, 2007 5:45pm CST
I see a lot of kids here who play outside barefoot. I don't know if I'm the one who's being paranoid but I never allow mine to go outside without sandals/shoes. I don't want them getting their feet cut or them contracting any disease. But it seems really common here in the States. This morning, I even saw my neighbor's 5 year old walking down the street without any shoes on. Do you allow your kids to play outside barefooted?