Do you think wearing sneakers without socks is tacky?
Don't get me wrong, I love and need warm socks in winter. But while the weather is still warm, I just love lacing up my Asics sockless.
BF complains of my stinky shoes and granted they have to either be turned into "water/camping shoes" or thrown away sometimes after summer...but it feels so much better to me.
Regardless, if you do think it's tacky, do you still do it?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||08/02/2016|
It's not tacky; in fact, the legline looks better if you're not cursed with cankles like some.
But there is a hygiene issue, unless they are allowed to air out for at least 48 hours in between wearings, preferably with some baking soda and/or talc in them to absorb odor.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/22/2013|
Your Asics will probably last longer than your relationship with your guy, so please yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/22/2013|
I don't think you in danger, but I hate the smell.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/22/2013|
The only time no socks are appropriate are when wearing sandals.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/22/2013|
Pop them in the washer now and again. What's the big deal?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/22/2013|
I accidentally voted no cause I didn't realize the poll question would be different to the question you stated at the end of your post.
Just needed to clarify that because gurl, no socks is disgusting! At least wear those low cut no show socks. But even then I just think it looks cheap.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/22/2013|
Your toes feel better when you wear socks
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/22/2013|
Yes, those low cut tennis socks are better than NO socks. '
I might slip sneakers on sans socks once in awhile to run an errand or if I have to go outside for something in a hurry. Grocery run or something. But, nah, my feet perspire too much and they don't feel comfortable pretty quickly if I wear sneakers without socks for very long. If I see other guys wearing them without socks, aesthetically it's not so bad as much as I think "I bet his feet stink." And I am likely correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/22/2013|
Stinky feet are the biggest turn off in the world for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/22/2013|
My feet don't smell, never have.
Socks, no socks, doesn't matter -- my feet don't smell
I am sure most guys' feet are like mine.
I associate smelly feet with other low brow maladies, like noise bleeds and scab eating.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/25/2013|
I also think the line of the leg looks longer and more slender without socks.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/25/2013|
I went to college in the 60's. It was the style then to not wear socks with loafers. I remember my parent asking why no one had socks on.
To this day, I find naked ankles sexy..........
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/25/2013|
Men wearing those low-cut, below-ankle socks look like they're wearing womens' "peds" to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/25/2013|
Liner socks > low cut/"no show" socks
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/25/2013|
Huaraches were big when I was in college in the early '70s.
I recently found a pair online and have been stopped three times by guys around my age asking where I got them.
Apparently the good, long-lasting, authentic ones made with tyre tread soles are hard to find.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/25/2013|
Not tacky, but definitely a hygiene issue. I'd pour some hydrogen peroxide into those sneakers on a regular basis if I were you. It's cheap and it works well enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/25/2013|
How about if I give my feet a Pine-Sol soak?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/25/2013|
Hygiene is a real issue. So is bacteria growth, even if you can't see it. The look of no socks is fine, but the whole purpose of socks is to protect your shoes and feet. Shoes cost a lot to replace (or used to once upon a time), while socks are easy to launder and refresh.
Don't use talc as suggested above. Talc alone or talc with the asbestos it's frequently contaminated with are toxic and carcinogenic.
Baking soda in the shoes. Airing out at least 24 hours after wearing (or longer, until smell is completely gone).
Throwing them in the washer is an excellent idea.
All these, if you simply must wear them with no socks. But tiny socks would really be better for your shoes / feet...
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/25/2013|
R15 - I've always been amazed by the number of men who don't think their feet smell- but they actually stink.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/25/2013|
R23 probably wears socks with sandals.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/25/2013|
r24 --- Look dipshit, my dogs don't stank.
I have told you now so I won't have to tell you again.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/25/2013|
put them in the freezer once in a while. kills the germs/smell
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/25/2013|
I think stinky feet are tacky and that's what happens when you wear sneakers without socks.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/25/2013|
R26 stuffs durian in his ass to distract from the smell of his feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/25/2013|
It's really about your personal hygiene standard.
Keep everything clean and you can go commando AND sock-free.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/25/2013|
Does wearing sneakers without socks make your feet/shoes smell worse than wearing boat shoes without socks does?
I'm way too sweaty to wear anything without socks, so I am clueless on this question.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/25/2013|
R24 - tell me what again?
Oh right, you can't smell your feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/25/2013|
Be careful now -- can you think of a good reason why my feet couldn't smell?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/25/2013|
Are they super tiny tiny feet, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/25/2013|
R26....it's STINK, not STANK....stank is past tense.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/25/2013|
You can make any thing look good if you are hot.
I don't date dudes that wear boat shoes or loafers, so there you go!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/25/2013|
Are you Sour Shoes from the Howard Stern Show?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/25/2013|
[quote]I don't date dudes that wear boat shoes or loafers
What if they're hot, R36?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/25/2013|
r38, I work with a hot guy that wears boats shoes. Mind you I am late 20s and so is he. He is a closeted, bipolar cunt that gets an attitude with me in front of our boss, but acts like he wants to get in my pants when we are alone. But he is not getting any from me, even though I know he wants some dick. So boat shoe wearing dudes, no matter how hot, are a no go for me. They have issues!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/25/2013|
I absolutely loathe the feel of sneakers without socks, and think people who like it are weird.
About the stank, are you guys worried about after the person takes off their soaked-with-sweat shoes, or is the smell so bad that it's noticeable while the person's still wearing them?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/25/2013|
It's why you use the shower as foreplay.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/25/2013|
You're the one with issues, R40 R36. That's one of the lamest excuses for a story I've ever heard.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/25/2013|
Guys in boat shoes do not make me moist back there
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/25/2013|
I don't think it's tacky but I can't go sockless. I've had nail fungus twice and the only way to get rid of it was taking Lamisil which is expensive and not covered under my insurance plan.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/25/2013|
The OP is clearly not from the south.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/25/2013|
Wearing sneakers WITH socks is tacky!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/25/2013|
There are some of us whose feet don't stink with no socks and it's more comfortable. If there was an odor issue I would probably try powder before wearing socks. It's very comfortable for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/25/2013|
As long as you are not over 25. It looks nasty on anyone older.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/25/2013|
R25, I do not wear socks with sandals. But I do fastidiously air them out for at least one day after wearing, before wearing again. So I always have at least two pairs of sandals and I rotate. And they last for years that way. No smell.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/26/2013|
I'm sure you do everything you do "fastidiously," R51.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/26/2013|
r18 THANK YOU for expressing what I've thought for a long time. I think their use started when guys would steal those tennis court shorty socks from women. You know, the ones with the little pompom on the back?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/27/2013|
[quote]My feet don't smell, never have.
[quote]Socks, no socks, doesn't matter -- my feet don't smell
Of course your feet don't smell, your feet stink, your nose smells.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/30/2013|
r18, only ancient and fashionably challenged dudes wear socks that go above the ankle when they are wearing shorts.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/30/2013|
Unless he's adjusting sailboat riggings in a squall, seeing a man wearing any sort of shoes without socks doesn't make me think that his feet smell, it makes me think that his pussy smells.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/30/2013|
It will get you blisters.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/30/2013|
Odor Eaters inserts solves the smell issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/30/2013|
The only shoes you should wear without socks are "fuck me pumps"
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/30/2013|
Ethel Merman once put a pair of Odor Eaters and her heels and completely disappeared. So, be forewarned.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/01/2013|
No socks = wet, stinky shoes
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/01/2013|
A by-word of masculine fashion among two-thirds scaled interior decorators and fashion consultants.
Must be worn with a sharply creased and rolled-up "pant", evidently -- the better to admire the little feller's line of leg.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/01/2013|
Who dat r69? he look nasty
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/01/2013|
You are crazy r73 Joe Jonas is hot and not nasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/01/2013|
Love the crab shoes. Holy shit! LOVE!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/01/2013|
No matter what Nick does he can never stink. He will only begin to emit fouls odors once he hits 40 and starts to lose his looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/01/2013|
I think that wearing anything it tacky
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/01/2013|
It's goofy - Anglo guys who get their ideas about what to wear from magazine ads. The sneaker/no sock look is mostly a gimmick to get you to look at the footwear. Whatever.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/01/2013|
Douchebag R84, I've been wearing "no socks" since well before Anglo was what anyone called white people. It isn't a gimmick of any sort, other than to draw "no socks"ers' attention to an ad.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/01/2013|
I am not a douchebag! It's a classic look at my club!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/01/2013|
R86, an insult from you is like a compliment from someone with taste (thank you, trolldar).
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/01/2013|
LOL, R86, yes, that's exactly it - even if gray and navy blue and white, it still looks goofy - like the guys who wear sweaters with the sleeves tied around their necks. LOL Um, guys, 1979 called and wants its Preppy Handbook wardrobe back.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/01/2013|
And what shall I wear if I am to fit into The Fashion Universe According to R84 slash R86?
Go ahead, give me a makeover. I dare you.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/01/2013|
The secret to dressing well is not found in a manual or a magazine. It's what looks good on your own body, what flatters your strengths, and masks your weaknesses. Yes, that requires some work and thinking, something lots of people don't do. So sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/01/2013|
Yet in spite of all that, R90 R84, you think you know better how I should dress than I do.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/01/2013|
Well, I know that wearing shoes without socks is stupid and goofy-looking.
Boat shoes/topsiders yes, because duh, you are on a boat or by the pool and fabric gets wet.
However, if your first name is Channing and your last name is Tatum, you can wear a Bozo suit with Groucho Marx glasses, and you'd STILL be A-List (at least, if I was manning the door).
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/01/2013|
well, when you consider the fact tht they make 'no-show' sox here in the states; fashion has moved men into this new era of no sox showing above the shoe line...one day, i was in college, had a few hrs break and wanted to play some tennis. once dressed, I instantly noticed tht no one on campus had sox tht came up past the shoe. . .hmmmm i felt out of the fashion loop by not hearing abut the style change ANYWHERE! but i like it cuz my legs don't get as sweaty round the ankles.
so you like the feel of no sox. and others want to look like they're enjoying the same thing. but for clarification i think society in US has said no sox, but accommodated those who don't the unfortunate unpleasantness tht accompanies such a freedom.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/02/2013|
worse than shoes with no socks is guys wearing these half-length black socks with dress shoes. Furchrissakes guys, buy a friggin pair of big boy dress socks and wear em! Nothing worse than a guy sitting down and seeing the ankle barely covered by the sock, and showing off a pale lower calf. Yeesh, look in a mirror before you leave the house already.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/02/2013|
Obviously there are generational preferences when it comes to sock and sockless shoe wearing.
In my high school you were a social pariah if you EVER wore white socks except in gym class. Bass Weejuns, Earth Shoes, Roots, Clarks, desert boots, etc. were OK.
By the time I got to college, Top-Siders and Ray-Bans were cool and no socks were seen on the cool crowd, winter or summer. Warm state so it wasn't freezing to take the look.
To this day I will not wear a pair of Top-Sider shoes with socks -- it just looks so wrong to me.
And only recently will I wear white socks in public with casual shoes -and only in winter and only when dressed grungy.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/02/2013|
He is alright but not all that r99
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/02/2013|
Real men wear Knee socks with their sneakers and short shorts.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/02/2013|
Asics look damn good sockless. I don't know why but they do. Just can't be pulled off with every sneaker. That's all.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/02/2013|
I'll have to check that out, R103. Though I never wear sneakers sockless, Asics are my favorite-looking brand. And I go sockless most of the year, in loafers or Topsiders.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/02/2013|
1. Some people have sweaty feet and then there's an odor problem. If you don't have sweaty feet, then there's probably no odor or little odor. If you have sweaty feet you shouldn't wear shoes that don't breathe.
2. Most sneakers can be washed in the washing machine. I have a shoe dryer that works well. Wash them and put them on the dryer before going to bed. They're dry in the morning without being baked.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/02/2013|
I can still smell R26s stanky dogs...
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/02/2013|
That would be your upper lip, r107.
Why not wash your hideous mug?
P.S. My dogs still don't stick, slime sucker
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/02/2013|
Pardon me, "stick" = STANK
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/02/2013|
A little short but handsome r106
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/02/2013|
You wake up one day...... and PU you smell an awful odor then you smell your feet. " Ewwww" you say and you rush to the bathroom and throw up. So yes have socks on it will stop the odor!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/04/2013|
They do, silly sow at R108.
Just because you think your feet and your shit don't stink, doesn't mean you shit butterflies and lollipops.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/05/2013|
If my feet stank, which they don't, who would want to come over here and tongue wash 'em for me for a while?
How about you, r107?
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/05/2013|
I bet Nick Jonas's feet smell so amazing when he wears sneakers without socks.... particularly on a hot summer day if his feet get good and sweaty.... would love to breathe in their odor while I licked them...
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/05/2013|
I never liked wearing socks with my sneakers.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/05/2013|
I can smell yo coochie stank.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/10/2013|
Me also like Nick's feets
|by Anonymous||reply 124||11/03/2013|
Love guys with no socks. Topsiders, Asics, Vans Eras. Hot, hot, hot. And the stink? Yes, PLEASE.
I dabble from time to time myself and don't give a fuck what some stupid queen thinks is 'tacky'.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||11/03/2013|
I need to sniff Nick Jonas's sweaty feet so bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||11/05/2013|
There's nothing sexy about a man's ankles. Calves maybe, but ankles?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||11/05/2013|
R26's feet stench is making me gag.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||11/05/2013|
You want to lick my feet, r129, don't you?
*NOW* I know why you keep bumping this thread -- you want to lick my feet … Oh yes you do.
I know you do!
|by Anonymous||reply 130||11/05/2013|
I would rather sniff and lick Nick's anus first
|by Anonymous||reply 132||07/28/2014|
Not if they are Converse or Vans
|by Anonymous||reply 134||07/28/2014|
You wear shoe protectors. No odor. Done.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||08/09/2014|
Wearing shoes and sneakers without socks is practically a preppy tradition. I went to an all girls school and all the cool kids wore Tretorns without socks. Plus Stan Smiths, loafers, Docksiders and Maraolo flats.
Serious running shoes is a little different, but still I wouldn't say it's "tacky" unless you have major foot odor issues.
The REALLY tacky thing was and is to wear those super thick socks that all the Jersey mall chicks wore and probably still wear. Particularly if worn over leggings or acid washed jeans.
And no tennis shoes (or keds) should ever be worn with socks - tennis socks the absolute max.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||08/16/2014|
Women don't wear stockings anymore. Why should men wear socks at all?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||08/16/2014|
I came across this post after searching for something else. No, I don't think it looks tacky at all. I've done it myself, going sockless, wearing Asics or Nikes. That said, those sneakers tend to stay mainly on a box on the back deck. I was in a hurry one day, and not thinking, and had worn a pair running shoes without socks to a doctors appointment, a physical. I had to remove my shoes to be weighed and later for the exam. At least the shoes were newer. Both times I was told, it was better to wear socks then go bare in sneakers or closed toe footwear. I now wear at least the no shows. I all about the sweating issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||10/13/2014|
Converse makes some good, really low-cut no shows for Chuck All-Stars that you can get from Zappos. And, unlike other no shows I've used, no sock can be seen whatsoever when wearing my All-Stars, which is a look I prefer. The accumulation of sweat and compacted debris and bacteria and fungi inside an shoe habitually worn without socks, gross.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||10/13/2014|
I'll have to checkout those Converse no shows one of these times. Just finding the right pair that works can be difficult.
I have a few pair of older running shoes that I keep around for yard work, ect., that I just throw on, mostly without socks. I should get rid of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||10/13/2014|
sorry, should have posted a link for those Converse socks. Here -
|by Anonymous||reply 145||10/13/2014|
Thanks to the poster that replied with the web link for the Converse socks.
The comment, "The accumulation of sweat and compacted debris and bacteria and fungi inside an shoe habitually worn without socks, gross." I now have to agree with you now. The ones that that I had worn around the yard and a quick trip to the store are now going in the trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||10/13/2014|
It sounds like all of you have only one pair of shoes. Don't you switch sneakers to go with what you're wearing? You need lots of good quality sneakers, sandals and Top Siders. Wear a different pair every day.
For sneakers, they make a netting shoe holder that attaches to the inside of your washer and dryer doors. They get washed and dried without being banged around and there is no constant thunk, thunk, thunk in the dryer. Also, Magic Eraser is a miracle for keeping your white leather sneakers sparking!
I'm in the no-sock camp. Sneakers and Top Siders (especially Top Siders) look ridiculous with socks. Change your shoes, and change them often! I have some winter patent leather sneakers that do look better with socks, though.
I want those crab shoes and the pants that go with them with the buttons at the bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||11/25/2015|
I always wear socks with sneakers, never with Topsiders. I couldn't care less what anyone else wears. Being that concerned with how others dress, that's what's tacky.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||11/26/2015|
Some people's shoes stink, even though they wear socks. A thin, sweaty layer of fabric pressed against an absorbent insole all day still imparts stench. Change or wash your insoles regularly.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||11/26/2015|
Sneakers can smell worse than other shoes after you wear them without socks for awhile. So though I wear topsiders and loafers without socks constantly, no, I wouldn't wear sneakers without socks. Also, they're not always comfortable without socks.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||01/29/2016|
Wear Peds with little or no ankle to them. Going bare without some sort of absorbing material is a great way to attract bacteria to the feet and toenails.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||04/20/2016|
Just as bad as using STANK as a present tense verb is using FEETS to describe what you walk on. If you intend to sound like a moron, you're doing a great job. Jesus Christ, learn how to fuckin talk already!
|by Anonymous||reply 157||04/20/2016|
Hate it. Socks wick the sweat. Without them it feels clammy and eww
|by Anonymous||reply 158||04/20/2016|
I just don't get how going sockless is more comfortable. Socks are comfortable they cushion your feet, they absorb the sweat, all shoes have some areas that are a little rougher than other areas and socks smooth that out, socks keep your shoes from rubbing on your skin and creating calluses. The only benefit I can see from not wearing socks is a lower tan line.
However if you want to go sockless OP do it, I just don't get the attraction. To me it has always looked like a lame attempt to be hip.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||04/20/2016|
Yes, it looks better Op, but either wearing Peds or placing Odor Eaters insoles are a must.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||07/17/2016|
[quote] but it feels so much better to me.
the insides of all shoes have seems and edges that are rough on the feet, much rougher and more uncomfortable that any sock would be. If you like going sockless do it, I really don't care but there is no way that it feels better.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||08/01/2016|