For beginners, advice would be to wear shoes instead of going barefoot. While some of you may have seen capoeiristas barefooted, that may not be so good an idea, especially when you are trying out a new move, or trying out capoeira first, since the intense feet movement when create blisters on the feet, which is not a very wise choice on the first few days of learning capoeira. Shoes that are chosen must be lightweight, allowing one to do kick with more ease. It should also have the right amount of grip, where it can let you spin while doing a spinning kick, or ensure correct footing for various movements. Most of these can be found in academies where you train at, or at online stores like this, with a large variety to choose from.