No socks? no problem!
Don't Feel like tying your shoes? Not an issue with the Neoprene-esque opening, they just slide right on fully laced.
Very Light, True Barefoot experience, no padding, no ramp in the heel. I wear mine without the insole or socks. The large lugs give you a mild foot massage as your walk as well as giving you tactile feed back for the terrain you are on, helping you modify your running style to meet the terrain without starring at your feet. *Not a good transitional Barefoot Shoe ie. if you haven't owned any zero drop barefoot shoes before, the transition may not be as nice to your feet.