DARREN BAREFOOT sounds like he needs new shoes. They would be Crocs, the v.cool clogs that I discovered on the hot pavements of Flagstaff in mid-May 2006. It's easy to slime the shoes as a fashion statement of the middle-aged tourist, but that stereotype does not work in the desert southwest of the USA where Crocs are more likely seen as an in-crowd uniform accessory. Crocs are simply the best shoe ever. They let my feet breathe. They don't fall off my feet when I run across streets. They have a pebble-like raised insole that helps keep them on your feet while also giving your feet a little massage as you wear them.