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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 Anonymousreply 14701/23/2015

Ask the darfur orphan

by Anonymousreply 109/22/2013

I don't think you in danger, but I hate the smell.

by Anonymousreply 409/22/2013

The only time no socks are appropriate are when wearing sandals.

by Anonymousreply 509/22/2013

That's nasty

by Anonymousreply 609/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 909/22/2013

Your toes feel better when you wear socks

by Anonymousreply 1009/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1109/22/2013

Stinky feet are the biggest turn off in the world for me.

by Anonymousreply 1209/22/2013

It can be malodorous

by Anonymousreply 1309/22/2013

nope nope nope

by Anonymousreply 1409/22/2013

Men wearing those low-cut, below-ankle socks look like they're wearing womens' "peds" to me.

by Anonymousreply 1809/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2109/25/2013

R15 - I've always been amazed by the number of men who don't think their feet smell- but they actually stink.

by Anonymousreply 2409/25/2013

I think stinky feet are tacky and that's what happens when you wear sneakers without socks.

by Anonymousreply 2809/25/2013

R26 stuffs durian in his ass to distract from the smell of his feet.

by Anonymousreply 2909/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3109/25/2013

R24 - tell me what again?

Oh right, you can't smell your feet.

by Anonymousreply 3209/25/2013

R32-r24

Be careful now -- can you think of a good reason why my feet couldn't smell?

by Anonymousreply 3309/25/2013

Are they super tiny tiny feet, OP?

by Anonymousreply 3409/25/2013

R26....it's STINK, not STANK....stank is past tense.

by Anonymousreply 3509/25/2013

Are you Sour Shoes from the Howard Stern Show?

by Anonymousreply 3709/25/2013

[quote]I don't date dudes that wear boat shoes or loafers

What if they're hot, R36?

by Anonymousreply 3809/25/2013

YOU IN DANJA GURL!

by Anonymousreply 3909/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4109/25/2013

It's why you use the shower as foreplay.

by Anonymousreply 4209/25/2013

You're the one with issues, R40 R36. That's one of the lamest excuses for a story I've ever heard.

by Anonymousreply 4309/25/2013

Guys in boat shoes do not make me moist back there

by Anonymousreply 4409/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4509/25/2013

The OP is clearly not from the south.

by Anonymousreply 4609/25/2013

I'm sure you do everything you do "fastidiously," R51.

by Anonymousreply 5209/26/2013

Hot?

by Anonymousreply 5309/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5409/28/2013

Bump

by Anonymousreply 5509/30/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 5609/30/2013

r18, only ancient and fashionably challenged dudes wear socks that go above the ankle when they are wearing shorts.

by Anonymousreply 5709/30/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5809/30/2013

It will get you blisters.

by Anonymousreply 5909/30/2013

Odor Eaters inserts solves the smell issue.

by Anonymousreply 6009/30/2013

The only shoes you should wear without socks are "fuck me pumps"

by Anonymousreply 6109/30/2013

No OP

by Anonymousreply 6210/01/2013

Who Dat r62?

by Anonymousreply 6310/01/2013

tacky and gross

by Anonymousreply 6410/01/2013

Ethel Merman once put a pair of Odor Eaters and her heels and completely disappeared. So, be forewarned.

by Anonymousreply 6510/01/2013

Um sexy

by Anonymousreply 6610/01/2013

No socks = wet, stinky shoes

by Anonymousreply 6710/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6810/01/2013

Ewwwwww nasty

by Anonymousreply 6910/01/2013

Um sexy?

by Anonymousreply 7010/01/2013

Um sexy? (Pt. II)

by Anonymousreply 7110/01/2013

Crabs!

by Anonymousreply 7210/01/2013

Who dat r69? he look nasty

by Anonymousreply 7310/01/2013

You are crazy r73 Joe Jonas is hot and not nasty.

by Anonymousreply 7410/01/2013

Isn't that Nick, R74?

by Anonymousreply 7510/01/2013

R73=roseanne

by Anonymousreply 7610/01/2013

I am not a dumbass

by Anonymousreply 7710/01/2013

Nick is sooooooo hot!

by Anonymousreply 7810/01/2013

R70 R71 Um, sneakers?

by Anonymousreply 7910/01/2013

Very cute

by Anonymousreply 8010/01/2013

Love the crab shoes. Holy shit! LOVE!

by Anonymousreply 8110/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8210/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8410/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8510/01/2013

I am not a douchebag! It's a classic look at my club!

by Anonymousreply 8610/01/2013

R86, an insult from you is like a compliment from someone with taste (thank you, trolldar).

by Anonymousreply 8710/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8810/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8910/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9010/01/2013

Gurls, please!

by Anonymousreply 9110/01/2013

Yet in spite of all that, R90 R84, you think you know better how I should dress than I do.

Moron.

by Anonymousreply 9210/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9310/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9410/02/2013

Ummm no sox!

by Anonymousreply 9510/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9610/02/2013

This is tacky

by Anonymousreply 9710/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9810/02/2013

Put on some socks.

by Anonymousreply 9910/02/2013

He is alright but not all that r99

by Anonymousreply 10010/02/2013

Totally gay!

Real men wear Knee socks with their sneakers and short shorts.

by Anonymousreply 10110/02/2013

Bump

by Anonymousreply 10210/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10310/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10410/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10510/02/2013

How cute

by Anonymousreply 10610/02/2013

I can still smell R26s stanky dogs...

by Anonymousreply 10710/02/2013

That would be your upper lip, r107.

Why not wash your hideous mug?

XX OOO

P.S. My dogs still don't stick, slime sucker

by Anonymousreply 10810/02/2013

Pardon me, "stick" = STANK

by Anonymousreply 10910/02/2013

A little short but handsome r106

by Anonymousreply 11010/02/2013

Bump

by Anonymousreply 11110/03/2013

STANK FEET

by Anonymousreply 11210/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11310/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11410/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11510/05/2013

My pussy STANKS!!!

by Anonymousreply 11610/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11710/05/2013

I never liked wearing socks with my sneakers.

by Anonymousreply 11810/05/2013

Bump

by Anonymousreply 11910/10/2013

I can smell yo coochie stank.

by Anonymousreply 12010/10/2013

Yummmmmy!!!

by Anonymousreply 12110/10/2013

My feet smell awsome!

by Anonymousreply 12210/14/2013

Me likes nick's feets.

by Anonymousreply 12310/14/2013

Me also like Nick's feets

by Anonymousreply 12411/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 12511/04/2013

Me too r125

by Anonymousreply 12611/05/2013

I need to sniff Nick Jonas's sweaty feet so bad.

by Anonymousreply 12711/05/2013

There's nothing sexy about a man's ankles. Calves maybe, but ankles?

by Anonymousreply 12811/05/2013

R26's feet stench is making me gag.

by Anonymousreply 12911/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13011/05/2013

...

by Anonymousreply 13107/28/2014

I would rather sniff and lick Nick's anus first

by Anonymousreply 13207/28/2014

Not as tacky as smoking.

by Anonymousreply 13307/28/2014

Not if they are Converse or Vans

by Anonymousreply 13407/28/2014

.....

by Anonymousreply 13508/09/2014

You wear shoe protectors. No odor. Done.

by Anonymousreply 13608/09/2014

...

by Anonymousreply 13708/14/2014

Muy muy sexy

by Anonymousreply 13808/17/2014

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 Anonymousreply 13908/17/2014

Looks cute on Colton

by Anonymousreply 14008/17/2014

Women don't wear stockings anymore. Why should men wear socks at all?

by Anonymousreply 14108/17/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14210/13/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14310/13/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14410/13/2014

sorry, should have posted a link for those Converse socks. Here -

by Anonymousreply 14510/13/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14610/13/2014

mmm thats sexy :)

by Anonymousreply 14701/23/2015
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