Most people do not want to be the Red Guy who is looked at as different by the Blue Masses. They all got shoes on and its just me without ! Are you foot shy or just shy about not conforming to arbitrary norms ? I think its all a wrong perception though. If you are going barefoot in the mall the false belief could be that people have a problem with it but in reality many are thinking that would be fun and they want to try it too but going against the norm is too much for them.