I, personally, can’t find a reason to do it, but there are those of us, who have no issue with wearing shoes with no socks.
I think it is ok…sometimes. I am not judging, but what I just learned may forever change my thoughts on tossing on shoes just to drive to Taco Johns.
According to the College of Podiatry, there has been a rise of foot fungal infections, such as Athlete’s foot…and it is happening more with women than men.
So why is this happening now?
Fashion…yes, it is trendy to wear shoes without socks, so the ankle can show. Personally, I am not sure if this is a fetish thing or just something that pairs well with deck shoes.
The result of this trend/fetish…foot sweat…at least 1/2 pint of foot sweat per day. (YUCK!!!)
Because of the amount of sweat you expire into your shoes, and that we normally wear the same shoes day after day without drying them out, you are then vulnerable to foot fungus (Athelete’s Foot),
On top of this information, there are some additional drawback lie
- Smelly shoes: yes you can spray them, put tea bags and other things to cut the smell, but the smell is indicative on fungus
- Your shoes will change color: Blame the sweat and dirt, but socks keep the shoes cleaner longer, on the inside.
- Mold: Do you see a pattern here? Mold is a fungus, ’nuff said
- Blisters: Ah yes, that nagging rubbing on the back of your heel that you feel when it is too late to do anything about it. Socks will take the brunt of the rubbing, saving you from popping a blister and the accompanying pain.
- Gross Factor: Have you every put on a pair of shoes that were still wet on the inside with socks? Feels gross. How about without socks? OMG…make me hurl
- Throw Out Sooner: The abuse of not wearing socks wears down your shoes quicker. Wetness, smell, color fade and mold break down the shoe quicker
- The Next Pair are Treated Better: You had to spend more money on another decent pair of shoes. You could have avoided this, if you had treated them better to start with.