I don't think anyone here is saying that and I'm happy that you are such a pro that you can play in something like a size 13 steel toed work boot. I can play bare foot, socks, shoes doesn't matter but I personally like having a bit of structure under my foot with a little more weight and grip. It also helps to not wear out your socks when you wear a thinnly soled shoe. Is it a tough and scary climb down from that high horse of yours lol?I play in whatever shoes i'm wearing. Could be formal or running shoes.
I don't like to depend on any particular shoe or get caught up with a superstition that i can't play good because i forgot my "drum shoes."