Just like standing all day, hiking/running/walking long distances in barefoot shoes is fine if your feet are conditioned and prepared for it. But modern lifestyles make it difficult to achieve that, and many people doing huge mileage opt for more cushioned (but sill zero drop) shoes to begin with. If you have been moving for years in traditional athletic shoes with pointed toe boxes, arch support, and thick cushioned heels, you can injure yourself if you suddenly switch “cold turkey” to minimalist shoes. It’s a whole-body change and you may need to give yourself time to transition. The most important thing is to pay attention to your body and find what works for you.
Here are some barefoot shoe brands with thicker soles.
A How Can I Take Care of My Feet in the Winter? We gotta talk about skin during the winter. Air is often dry indoors