Do you go barefoot most places? In our house we take off our shoes when we're inside. My husband hates wearing shoes and so if he doesn't have to somewhere, he won't. He hardly wears them at all while we're camping and we have a lot of pine tree's where we live!
Dd is much the same way, she only wears shoes when we're out and about and didn't start wearing shoes until she was about 11 months old, that's when we started buying her the pediped soft sole shoes for pre-walkers. Mostly her shoes stay in the car so we don't forget them when we leave someplace lol.
I was never really encouraged to wear shoes either as a child and its always been the norm to take them off when the opportunity strikes.
Are you a barefoot family? When did your children start wearing shoes? Do you think delaying shoe wearing helps develop the foot muscles?