Originally Posted by Povl Carstensen
Yes I'm not shure I would want to slide on them barefoot either, and I'm not the right one to test that anyway. And I totally agree with your point about a minimalist tennis shoe. Actually a thin, soft insole can be ok for a little added comfort, imo. And the thing is, you start adjusting your foot impact the second you change to minimalist shoes, and of course even more without shoes.
I've hit barefoot on a hard court because one day I happened to be going past the courts in flip-flops and saw some friends hitting. The flip-flops were worthless for hitting, so I took them off and just hit barefoot. Just hitting was no problem, but I didn't do any quick stopping.
I live on the coast, so it isn't unusual to see barefoot people around here.