What Are the Benefits of Wearing Sneakers Without Socks?

Classic sneakers don't need socks every time.

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Momma always said to wear clean socks every day, but momma wasn't always right about fashion. Heavy duty running and walking shoes call for socks every time, but small and sleek sneakers are comfy and good looking just as they are. Pop on a pair of sneakers with casual khaki shorts or skinny jeans for a clean-lined look in the warmer days of spring and summer.

Wiggle Room

If your feet are in between sizes or they tend to swell on a hot day, wearing sneakers without socks can give your toes a little bit of extra space to breathe. Knit socks take up room inside a shoe, giving it a tighter fit. For days when you want your feet to feel free, skip the socks and go barefoot in your sneakers.

Easy Access

If you're walking on a beach or strolling through a field, you may be tempted to take off your shoes and treat your feet to some cool nature. You can tie a pair of sneakers together and sling them around your neck or wrist, but juggling a pair of socks is another matter. Wading in the waves or walking on long grass is easier when you don't have to worry about carrying extra accessories.

Let Your Feet Breathe

In the hottest of summer weather any extra clothing can weigh you down. Choose lightweight cotton sneakers and no socks to allow the breezes to reach your toes. The extra layer that socks give can make your feet feel hotter, adding to an unattractive overheated look on a summer day.

It's Cute

Tiny sneakers with no socks is a timeless look that fits in almost any casual occasion. Adding socks to the mix can make your ankles and feel look larger and clunky. Slim down your footwear style to a lighter look and you'll create a more pulled-together summer outfit.

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