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July 26th, 2003

Sandals and Socks

One simple question for you. People who wear socks and sandals: what are they thinking?

Sandals, no socks. Socks, no sandals. It seems so very easy, doesn’t it?

Posted in Everyday Life

Lacey September 10, 2006, 2:29 am

I dont think guys should wear Dr Scholls since they really look good on ladies feet..make their legs look good if their thin. Purchased the Originals for 30.oo in Blue. The new colors are bizarre. Like the old style should come back, remember the 70’s! Retro cool..

Skelly November 4, 2006, 6:18 am

Okay, if anyone wants to wear S&S they can. It’s fashion, not a matter of looking down upon someone or anything. We should have the right to choose what we wear, shouldn’t we? Maybe it looks funny sometimes. But does that mean that soxers should be put down like this? I don’t think so. Shoes are shoes, wear what you want. I’m disappointed that all you people are so fashion-obsessive. Honestly!

Nick November 19, 2006, 6:37 pm

Hey Sandals and Flip Flops are most comfortable but they look better without socks. They have been in style for a long time and probaly will be for awhile. I wear Flip Flops all year round except when the weather is extremely cold or if its snowing.

Konnie April 26, 2007, 6:02 am

I got a pair of Dr Scholls originals in white..remembering when I was 16 and got my first pair. Killer! It shaped my legs and feet, and all the guys commented. Sexy, those wooden shoes, Dr Scholls Exercise Sandles. I got for a present a pair from my girlfriend. Now 27 still I love them. Its a rage and like it! No good with socks or hose, but bare feet WOW!! No socks! But suggest any girl with good legs and slender can show them off well… an guys like em tooo! Trust Me!!!!

noname June 24, 2007, 5:06 pm

I have very ugly feet, especially my toes, so wearing socks with sandals only makes sense!!!

Angolmois June 25, 2007, 2:47 am

What’s with all those sandal Nazis who tell people what they can and cannot wear? Get a life, you losers! BTW, not wearing socks has been linked with fungal infections. I hope you enjoy your stinky feet, fashion lovers!

o/~ I wear my socked sandals at night o/~ June 26, 2007, 5:16 pm

Quote from a good ways back: (I think I need to employ the “Respond to my own comments under a new name” technique….)

The common name for a person using this technique is… wait for it… a SOCK PUPPET. *nodnod* Isn’t nature wonderful?!

john crosetti June 29, 2007, 9:28 pm

Ive been reading all these comments to decide if I should wear white socks with my sandals, Hawaiian shirt and pink shorts, to dinner. I do it all the time, but wondered why people look at me wierdly. Now I know! There’s a lot of people out there that are WIERD, and make judgements about others, and what they wear. SANDALS AND SOCKS FOREVER! (just don’t wear black socks)

John July 15, 2007, 10:32 pm

Has anyone tried Birkenstock Madrids?
They are similar to but much more cool than Scholls and they look great with or without socks. Very comfoprtable too.
Try them! You can get them in men’s sizes from several suppliers in Germany but they do need to be ordered specially.

Forrest Greene July 26, 2007, 11:23 pm

I say it’s all about the feet & how they like to feel.

Sometimes the air temperature, the dew point, & the ambient albedo combine to render even the most ardent foot funky when bare. What’s more manly than sweaty feet? You want to wear your sandals, they feel comfortable & simple; minimalist. But whatever soupy tropical mugg you’re swimming through has rendered your gunboats shocked: pale, clammy, breaking out in a cold sweat. Not in a James Brown way, either, which would’ve been cool.

All you have to do is insulate! Warm what’s cold, cool what’s hot. Slip on your favorite socks & all’s well air-conditioning-wise. Plus you get to wear your sandals. Are you about to let the sneers & giggles of a passel of in-crowdistas cramp your style? I thought not. Remember:

“Fashion is the art of conforming faster than anyone else.”

I mean, if that’s how you want to live your life. Personally, I prefer Tevas around the house & big bad Chacos for going out in the world. I wear them barefoot, but also with socks, when I feel like it. I usually wear hiking liner socks, which are smooth & lightweight, & are designed for conditions of pedal murk such as those described above. The Merino wool ones from Smartwool are especially comfortable.

To say nothing of the cold. Heavier hiking socks then.

perrin August 2, 2007, 1:03 am

Hey, Im a guy and all I have worn this summer is my new pair of black Scholl exercise sandals. Takes alot of balls to wear em around but they feel and look great.My feet look terrific, smooth and tan, I take great care of them. I also wear two silver two rings and the comments I get from people has been mixed. I do not care, I dig it, they look great and thats it. Never wore them with socks and I cant believe there is a whole page talking about this inane subject. Whatever, be free, show your feet, and be nice. Lets hear it from the dudes who wear Scholls. I also have a pair of the Madrids the other guy was talking about. Laters

Tim August 7, 2007, 3:44 pm

I’m too wear black Scholl exercise sandals. I’ve been wearing them for years now and not only do they feel great and look good, but they are good for the feet too. My toes are strong, straight, and mega flexible. My experience is that most people don’t bother what sandals guys wear these days, although occasionally the odd person does a double take. Maybe its the noise of the slapping against the feet. Perrin – what country are you in? If you want to chat off the archive drop me an e-mail

John August 11, 2007, 9:13 am

I find Birks to be more confortable than Scholls. Perhaps my feet are too wide for Scholls. Yes, sandals do get noticed though!

JimboJonie August 27, 2007, 7:35 am

Never, never, never, wear sandals with socks.
It goes against everything that is good and right with the world.
See here:
No means no.

John September 2, 2007, 7:34 am

You should try it sometime, it really is very comfortable to wear socks in your sandals! It seems so natural with the right sandals and the right clothes. Obviously if you are wearing shorts then socks do not look good, but with jeans and the right socks that don’t clash it doesn’t offend.

Melissa December 15, 2007, 3:05 pm

My boyfriend has several pairs of Dr. Scholls and Berkemann exercise sandals which I like him to wear sockless year round. I think he looks really hot.

perrin December 17, 2007, 11:48 pm

I think its amazing people keep going on with this subject. Whatevs. I wear the heeled Scholl exercise sandals. Black and kahki. I am 30 year old male with unusually pretty feet and Ive been wearing Scholls since 8th grade. Wore them to school even. I dig em. Wear them all day and everywhere. Why they are such a turn on I cannot say. They show off the foot beautifully. I wear toe rings also. The responses are funny and its always fun trying to figure out what people might be thinking.Feet and toes are fun, show them off and be happy. Ciao

glyster January 18, 2008, 8:27 am

You guys need to get over yourself. What other people wear and how they wear them are their business. If you don’t want to wear sandals with socks, then don’t do it. I have never seen so many narrow-minded people at one place.

People like you are probably the ones elected George W. Bush to presidency.

Paul January 18, 2008, 12:54 pm

“People like you are probably the ones elected George W. Bush to presidency.”

LOL if you think a simple web page about sandals and socks = being Republican.

david May 16, 2008, 7:14 am

i am a gouy and i have been wearing dr scholls sandals since i was a kid and i still think there is nothing sexier than women who wear them.i have several different colors and wear them all year around also

Adam May 19, 2008, 1:04 pm

I love wooden exercise sandals. I’m 35. I wear them all year round at home, without socks of course, and in summer outside. Great sandals! I have several pairs of them.
I’d like to talk with guys with the same pasion for wooden exercise sandals.

Perrin May 20, 2008, 8:58 pm

Hey Adam, I left a message earlier but I am not sure if it made it. I love to hear about guys and Scholls. I know there alot of us out there. Do you want to talk about experiences wearing them? I just got a new pair that are dark brown. Very cool. Lets talk. Perin

erick May 16, 2009, 8:29 am

I wear socks and sandals and i love it!! i mean what’s the matter with you people i bet you have never done it, but if you do i swear you’ll change your mind, wearing sandals and socks is sooo comfortable, i have wide feet and closed shoes give me hell, but sandals make me feel in heaven, sandals usually harm naked feet…. but socks come to the rescue sure is preferable to wear short socks, feel free and dont be intimidated by silly people, dont let fashion dominate you, get some control over your life

hamish milne August 21, 2009, 2:07 pm

I love wearing socks and sandals. I wear 70s style nylon
patterned socks in really flashy patterns, and the sandals
reveal them beautifully! And then by the evening my
socks smell wonderful and the sandal leather stinks! WOW

biandora April 6, 2010, 1:30 pm

Nice argunments…and finally the one who’d never wear socks but I do wear wooden scholl sandals at any occasions…with pantyhose 🙂

Antonymous January 10, 2020, 11:50 am

I think it’s either out of habit or because some think they have very ugly feet and especially men seem to be socialized this way in some circles and subculters, it depends, like they think men have much uglier feet than women so they should stay hidden or that it’s not manly if they show. It often self fulfills because they actually didn’t take care of them one bit which is what very made them ugly in first place ^_^. Or for similar reasons, us men including myself to an extent are much used to wear socks all time and cling to them as a protective layer out of habit, complaing that losing them irritate their feet due to the friction, which is probably why many resort to just not wear shorts even in summer or even wearing shorts with shoes and socks! A minor part resorts to sandals and socks and their reasons might cross with the other aforementioned ones, thinking it’s too hot to wear shoes, but just can’t forego socks.
About the comfort, well it’s just normal that it feels uncomfortable at first, you are just used to wear socks all year round except for going beach :).
When I went out in shorts for the first time, my leather sandals used to feet quite uncomfortable against my bare feet and toes, because I always wore socks and pants. I was about to give up and go for pairing shoes and socks or simply go back to light pants, but I figured I just had to break them out and in addition just getting used to that, until it felt great and comfortable. So I can really understand where you come from.
Remember to take care of heels, scrub, file your toenails and optionally take off excess hair, before wearing shorts, it’s just taking care of yourself respecting yourself in first place and nothing is unmanly about that ^_^.

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