I own 16 pairs of running shoes - not because I am rich but because I have wide feet and I have found it really hard to find wide shoes. I know I know! - you can get them from ASICS and NEW BALANCE - but they are all heavy stability type shoes. It has been impossible to find lightweight neutral shoes in wide fittings. I could get ALTRA's here - but would have to take out a second mortgage first.
Anyway, while on the injury couch with a fractured 5th metatarsal (which is the bone on the outside of the foot which connects your pinky little toe to your ankle), I have found that all of my shoes ( running or otherwise) now hurt me more than ever. So I bought a pair of el-cheapo sandals a bit like the pic here images-na.ssl-images-amazon... They are proving to be very comfortable and I have even taken a few tentative jogging steps in them. Theyweren't made for the rigours of running and are only cheap ones - but when I search for "Running sandals" Mr Google gives me this. goo.gl/NLFfKg Now I would be willing to bet that most of these wouldn't be available here in Oz and I know that I have never ever seen anybody running in anything like them - but I think I recall at least one person here who does.