Ever seen these things? PrimalLifestyle.com I'm unsure whether or not people wear these with socks or not. They might just be for stuff like surfing and whatnot but from what I've heard people wear them hiking and running as well. My guess is that they would end up stinking in short notice if you are going to do active stuff with them and not wear socks. They are definitely not for me. I'm perfectly fine with normal shoes.