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I'm a shoe person. Up North I discovered why sensible people have been wandering around in thick socks and sandals for the last few decades.

It's wicked comfortable. Happy toes, feet that breathe, and yet cozy. I always wear compression hose: a lively pair of thin wool socks on top makes for heaven.

Do you wear socks & sandals? To what temperature? Even in the rain?

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Date: 2017-09-03 04:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
No, I was raised right.

*ducks*

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Date: 2017-09-03 04:41 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
On a more serious note, it's not a good fit for me. My feet are always cold, except in warm climates or extreme-temperature summertime, when I wear sandals without socks.

Otherwise it's closed-toes shoes for me all the way. Ever since I discovered wool socks my foot life has been 200% better.

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Date: 2017-09-03 04:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sonia
Wool socks and sandals are my favorite way to pack light for hot days and cold nights.

I still remember being shamed in middle school for wearing socks with sandals, and I absorbed the lesson that it wasn't Done. Then as I got older I figured social acceptability was so far beyond me I might as well be comfortable.

I didn't realize it might vary by region!

And no, not in the rain. Not on purpose anyway. Wool socks and waterproof boots for rain.
sonia: Quilted wall-hanging (Default)
From: [personal profile] sonia
I love your subject line! So glad not to be in middle school anymore, and sorry to hear about the mockery.

It is harder to find waterproof shoes for women here than one would expect, but there are some nice ankle boots and such out there. Apparently women are not supposed to be out in the rain long enough for it to matter? I'm on my bike wet or dry, and I don't appreciate wet toes.

Evocative icon...

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Date: 2017-09-03 04:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
Trying to remember when I discovered that below 68ยบ my feet try to convince me they're frostbitten.

Re: That's rather demanding of them.

Date: 2017-09-05 11:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
Indeedy-oh!

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Date: 2017-09-03 05:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] killing_rose
I wear sandals until the sandals die and then I buy new sandals. I hate and loathe socks, so I do not wear socks. If it is too cold, but not snowy, I will wear danskos with tights. (Too cold is...about freezing. Sometimes lower.) If it is snowy, I have a pair of snow boots also worn with tights, though I may buy furry merrells this winter if I've got the cash.

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Date: 2017-09-03 06:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
I love socks and sandals!!

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Date: 2017-09-03 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] luzula
I am all about comfortable hiking boots with some room for toe wiggling. Sandals tend to always chafe somewhere for me.

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Date: 2017-09-04 08:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] luzula
Ha ha, no. I doubt it would make a difference, and my feet are not the greatest threats to biodiversity anyway...

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Date: 2017-09-03 07:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] green_knight
I've worn sandals year round when every other pair of shoes made my feet hurt (sometimes after a few minutes); I'm currently wearing sandals with shorts, putting on socks when I get a bit chill (but leaving the long trousers until I REALLY cannot cope), and moving to shoes when it gets muddy and/or frosty.

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Date: 2017-09-04 08:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] green_knight
One. I'd like to get another, but this is a cashflow issue. My sandals of choice are walking/outdoor sandals - waterproof, great grip, and fantastically comfortable to walk in. (This is one of the reasons I like them so much: I've given up on walking boots, because I feel more comfortable/secure in them. I no longer have 'town' sandals.

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Date: 2017-09-03 09:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] isis
Thick socks and Teva type sandals are nice for sitting in camp with, after the hiking boots come off.

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Date: 2017-09-04 02:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] susanreads
Since I discovered I have fallen arches, I can't wear sandals, woe. Shoes that will hold my orthotics in place are a must, unless I'm wearing fluffy bedroom slippers, and I can't do that all day either. I just got back from a long walk (note to self: the Post Office depot at Moorside is significantly further away than you think), and my feet were complaining that my shoes pinch (which they actually don't), but without orthotics I wouldn't have got there at all. Socks all the way, though - orthotics and bare feet is not a comfortable combo.

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Date: 2017-09-04 06:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adrian_turtle
How do you manage with the compression hose under the wool socks? I sometimes wear tights or kneesocks with light compression (they stay up!) and they don't let my toes breathe nearly as well as cotton or wool socks. My understanding is that proper compression hose has a much higher elastene content, so I'd expect it to be less breathable.

A more serious problem for me is the way layered hosiery makes my footing less secure. I've never tried it in summer. But in winter, when it seems like a good idea to put a pair of wool socks between my tights and my snowboots, my feet slip inside the boots. If I have arch supports in the boots, or I'm going downhill, it gets even worse. (I finally got most of my knee back, but the wobbles and twinges scare me a lot more than they once did.)

So when people are happy with layering socks, I wonder if it's because they are using different socks, or a different technique, or just starting with different feet.

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Date: 2017-09-06 01:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brithistorian
I remembered this post when I saw today that socks with sandals has become a fashion trend in Korea. http://www.koreaboo.com/lists/6-korean-womens-fashion-trends-men-just-dont-understand/

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