I wear "barefoot" shoes such as Vibram FiveFingers when I need to wear shoes. I'm no longer accustomed to walking in regular shoes, which require the heel-to-toe motion. My transition to this was because of a bad knee (walking heel to toe causes pain in my knee). Because of this, I'm almost certain I can't backpack in regular shoes.
I was wondering how Vibram FiveFingers were viewed in European countries. Would I stand out and would it be odd for me to wear there?