My college has a recreation center where I can work out barefoot (assuming no one is too forceful about the rule, since I already signed the waiver), by running and walking the indoor track barefoot, using the treadmills, and occasionally some light weight lifting. But if any of those assholes try to enforce the closed toed shoes rule on me, maybe I'll just say, "Lusten, I don't actually own any athletic shoes, and frankly can't afford them, either. Besides, I already signed the waiver releasing you from any liability if I happen to run with sloppy running form one day. Plus, I've been working out barefoot for a long time now, and pretty much know how to avoid injury. Actually, if I worked out in athletic shoes, I'd be at higher risk of injury, since my base will be weaker." If that doesn't work, then I guess I could wear my dress shoes until I'm out of sight of the staff, then take them off before working out, but I think wearing dress shoes would raise many more questions than my bare feet. I have two days every week I can do these workouts (I could do more, but the two days are days where I'm already on campus, and have a long break between classes), but next semester, I'll have three days. I'm thinking of splitting it up between barefoot running one day, and then the other things like treadmill and lifting, maybe some elliptical and spinning, on tin other day. I don't want to do too much in one day. And I want to get in plenty of running, as that seems to be the best way to keep my soles thickest, treadmill following close behind, then lifting to help with overall foot strength, then spinning and elliptical to help with other areas besides the feet. Not that the other workouts won't benefit more than just my feet, but that's the nice thing about working out barefoot, is the feet also get a workout.