Take a look to the feet of these wolfling/foxling/dragonute pictures (I will call them "furling", more simple ) :
This young husky is barefoot :
This white tiger from the arena is barefoot too :
This blue lion is the general of Runefaust army, but even if he's the general of Runefaust army, he is barefoot!
Zylo the old wolf wears pierced "socks" to protect his feet (I don't know why, tissue don't protect the soles), but the most sensible part of his feet (toes) are out.
This dragon wears some protections for the top of his feet. A leather footwrap protect his soles but his toes and heels are naked and touch the harsh ground.
AND THIS ONE (Baron) WEARS BOOTS
If you play to Shining Tears/Winds game, you will see all beastmen character barefoot, even background NPCs. Generally, in the Shining series, beastmen are mostly barefoot.
Yes, I say "mostly" because give an eye to the feet of these :
YES ! Some of them wears sandals ! (And if you look well, even those who wears sandals let their toes, touching the ground.)
So, why most of furling prefer be totally barefoot ? Why few of them have sandals?
It's not because they have claws, don't forgot Baron wears boots.
That's all. This is the useless debate
What is your opinion?