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Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby dgdave » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:58 am

Do all you guys who have barefoot shoes wear socks with them?
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby turso » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:08 am

Sweat transfers off the feet a lot better with socks on.
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby keltik » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:49 am

I wear socks. when the ground is wet in the colder months it fights off the cold. Wool works best. summertime = no socks or thin socks.
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby Jeronimo » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:20 am

I am dumb.

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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby JR » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:54 am

Sock to skin touch is much more comfy than that of the Vibram Komodosport or Vivobarefoot Off Road. The ventilation around the skin is vastly improved with socks so sweating and hotness of the shoe vs the skin are hugely improved and now the shoes feel very comfy for me. It gets way hotter in OK than in Finland in the summer so i can only imagine how the feet would cook inside the Vibrams without socks over there.
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby keltik » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:19 am

actually Vibrams without socks in the summer feel like no shoes at all. This is good and bad (stupid rocks).
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby JR » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:06 am

Nope for mine. I'm hot blooded and playing on a course that is all rocks built around a former ski jumping hill going up and down in the sun makes the shoes bake my skin because on the hills there is little cover from the sun and the rocks are hot heating up the shoe and the skin. Socks insulate and ventilate so the difference is huge there. On a flat grassy course with shade half of the time hotness is not an issue in the way cooler conditions on average vs OK without the socks. Meaning the skin is hotter than with the socks but it is not bad. So the results vary greatly because the shoes don't insulate and the air and ground temps play a larger part in the skin temp sockless than with regular thicker shoes. Shade changes things too because the top is so thin in Vibrams.
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby BLURR » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:24 am

No socks. And the only issue I have had was a small hot spot on my right heel the first week I was wearing them.
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:48 pm

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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby dgdave » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:29 pm

Socks is the correct answer. Blurr, you're weird
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby BLURR » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:05 pm

dgdave wrote:Socks is the correct answer. Blurr, you're weird


You're just now realizing this? :lol: I like to run completely barefoot during the summer months. The NB don't require any socks. The Merrell Gloves I would wear socks in those as they rubbed my feet a little more.
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Re: Barefoot Shoes- socks or no socks?

Postby Jewdy » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:17 pm

I was going no socks in my MT20s and Merrell Trail Gloves and had no issues except for the smell. The Merrells weren't so bad but the New Balance smelled like hot garbage. I am now wearing socks with my Breatho Barefoot Trails and loving life. The Vivos feel the best but time will tell how durable they are.
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