I have to laugh everytime I see a picture of someone on a longboard with no shoes on. Just about the only thing you can do with a longboard and bare feet is stand on the board.
Let’s pretend like someone can actually gain some speed on the board, how in the hell are you going to stop without road burning the soles of your feet off?
Personally, I’d like to keep the bottom of my feet in tact. I would also like to keep my toes, I can’t imagine stubbing my toe while in motion or jumping off the board and smashing my toes on the rough pavement of the road.
So to all the photos of people on longboards with bare feet, you do not have me fooled.