Later, I was walking down the hallway again, this time wearing shoes, and wouldn't you know it? My feet were making very little noise. It's counterintuitive to me that I would make less noise in shoes than in bare feet.
I brought this up with Mack, who agreed it's counterintuitive, but also commented that he thinks of me as gliding around the office, rather than walking, which was a nice image. :)
So I'm trying to figure out why I'm stompier in bare feet than in shoes, and once I've done that, I can be quiet both ways :