PU, smelly feet, but oh how I love being sockless.
March 5, 2006 7:41 AM   Subscribe

It's getting warmer in georgia, and I love wearing my shoes around with no socks. My old chucks and my asics Onitsuka tigers are pretty great for that, any other suggestions?

Shoes with decent ventilation. I'm not looking for sandal recommendations. Something in the same vein as my asics. Just shoes that I can throw on, roll up my pants and ride my bike around in the awesome Georgia sun. Is this a strange thing? Does anybody else prefer being sockless?
posted by Sreiny to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
my nike-newson zvedochkas look pretty good sockless, but the espo air force iis tend to condense up. you know how it is...
posted by andrew cooke at 8:06 AM on March 5, 2006

posted by lalalana at 8:24 AM on March 5, 2006

I'm also not much of a sock wearer.

I like Jack Purcells as well as Chucks, and I have a couple pairs of Keens--including this sandal-type shoe which comes in a men's version too, and I'm eyeing a pair of these, more of a trail-runnerish shoe, which they also make for men.
posted by padraigin at 9:01 AM on March 5, 2006

Do you wear women's shoes? If so: I'm fond of my new Timberland Pacific Crests, but I can't find them on-line anymore; LL Bean has a version of them, called the "Adventure Cross Straps." (Washing your feet with plain ol' soap in the morning and evening should take care of the smell, by the way.)
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:04 AM on March 5, 2006

puma mostros are stylish, very comfortable, and come in mesh.
posted by lia at 9:05 AM on March 5, 2006

Okabashi. I've worn nothing else, except for work, for years. I may be moving to a much colder clime than South Carolina's within a couple years, and my poor feet will have a huge adjustment.
posted by Cricket at 9:31 AM on March 5, 2006

I loved wearing my Vans slip-ons sockless through out summers, but then I became paranoid about my feet after watching How I Won the War.
posted by kendrak at 10:31 AM on March 5, 2006

Gold Bond.
posted by ChasFile at 10:40 AM on March 5, 2006

Stan Smiths are always a fave (and not that clamshell toe crap either), but the leather might get a bit hot sockless.

Nike Cortez are good too. And they come in lots of colors!
posted by slogger at 2:29 PM on March 5, 2006

Sockless is the best.

If you are feeling cheap, Target has some awesome knock-off chucks (the cute laceless kind) and regular converse for around 10$. I think these could be worn by men or women, but I suppose its your call. I like these because once they get beyond-cleaning-stinky, I don't feel guilty throwing them out. As an added bonus, I actually find them more comfy than regular cons.

shoes, shoes, shoes!

Other than that, these are the most comfortable black flats I've owned in a long, long time.
posted by fillsthepews at 3:32 PM on March 5, 2006

I've never worn Keds, but they ought to give you that Chucks-style light canvas feel, and in a low top, for less ankle sweatiness.

I just bought two pair of new shoes; the ones that would qualify for sockless wearing are also asics - the box calls them Gel Enduro. Lots of mesh, very light.
posted by attercoppe at 5:35 PM on March 5, 2006

As I write this I am about 120 miles NW of you and wearing an old pair of these without socks. Other, cheaper brands work as well, although I wear mine into the ground.
posted by TedW at 7:16 PM on March 5, 2006

I just saw these sneakers in an LL Bean catalog. They're sneaker built for being in the water so they're mostly mesh, but aren't as super ugly as some mesh sneakers. They're also pretty cheap!
posted by jdl at 2:13 PM on March 6, 2006

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