I am always barefoot inside and I might step out to the patio that way too. I wear flip flops alot , I wear socks with most of my shoes, because I perfer it. 21 years now and most of the time my feet heal very quickly, no nerve damage or issues(knock on wood) . I was told all those years ago at diagnosis to always wear shoes and check my feet regularly , which I do. Shoes or flip flops when outside.