If you're aware of the benefits of barefoot/minimalist shoes and are willing to take the time to strengthen your feet the Vibram Five Fingers are excellent, and they have ones with thicker soles for more protection. I always do long hikes in Five Fingers.
La Sportiva Hiking Boots for Women are great! I've hiked the Grand Canyon 3 times in mine and they have held up very well. I have a narrow foot with a slight high arch so they hug my foot and provide the support that I need for both long and short hikes.