Sadh sangatji, Waheguruji ka Khalsa Waheguruji ki Fateh, Thee is no prescribed rule on how to bring Swaroop. It has become a rule that the person who is honoured to carry the Sawari must be barefoot. It is OK if the road is good but if the road is dirty or is having lot of sharp edged stones, pebbles or glass then it may not br possible for the Singh to concentrate on his duty. Also if he is diabetic it mey be very harmful for him. There may be a danger of poisonous creatures. In my personal opinion he must be allowed to use shoes. Please give your valuable comments.