Can I Wear Socks With Barefoot Shoes?

Socks do affect the function of your feet: they can restrict your toes just like shoes can and they cover your nerves inhibiting your sensory input. So finding time to be both shoe and sock-less is an important part of improving your overall foot health. Many people, myself included, often go completely barefoot in their shoes.

But if you want to wear socks, you certainly can! I wear socks in the cold months and sometimes to make my shoes fit better. It’s just a good idea to find socks that let your toes spread out so you get the full benefit of your foot shaped shoes. Find a list of many different foot-friendly sock options below.

A top down view of a pair of feet standing on wood floor - the left foot is wearing a traditional black sock with the toes squished together. The right foot is wearing a black toe sock with the toes splayed out
The “regular” sock on the left is pulling my toes together. The toe socks on the right give my full foot freedom! But there are anatomically shaped socks that aren’t toe socks.

*For the entire searchable FAQ list, visit Barefoot Shoes FAQ

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I first discovered barefoot shoes after a long history of foot issues. By changing my footwear and strengthening my body I was able to completely transform my life. Anya’s Reviews is my way of sharing with the world that healthy feet are happy feet!

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