Barefoot running isn't as easy as I thought it would be, probably because I'm older & my muscles & tendons aren't as supple as they used to be.
I got sore, rested, got unfit (& lazy) and became demotivated.
While travelling in the car recently I heard a person talking about how he learned to run on the internet... this seemed crazy! I mean, do we need the internet to teach us to walk? I don't think so... although I was intrigued, especially when he mentioned a technique called POSE running.
I checked it out & gave it a go. I really connected with it. For me, it clicked when I felt like I was falling forward as I was running.
If you've tried barefoot running or minimalist running and it didn't work for you, try researching POSE running technique, then give it a go or go to a clinic. It's taught me how to run... maybe I should learn how to walk too!