While socks offer protection against sweat (and other sole nasties such as blisters), there are many stylish kicks that you can comfortably wear without the need for an additional layer of fabric (which we all know can really heat/stink things up for your feet).
Read on for our six kick-tastic suggestions!
01 NATIVE APOLLO CHUKKA
If you really must cover your ankles this summer, the Apollo Chukka’s "23 ½ marshmallow" weight is what you need. Aside from being a featherweight, this boot is also 100-percent animal-free–unlike some swimming pools out there.
Yours for: P3,990
02 CONVERSE CHECK TAYLOR ALL-STARS
Is there anything that still has to be said about this classic? If you still don’t own one, it’s best to start with the navy colorway that will work with anything except an all-blue outfit. All-blue outfits are only for the pros.
Yours for: P2,090
03 SPERRY BAHAMA 2-EYE
The Bahama has the daddy swag of a boat shoe combined with the young, cool boy look of a rubber outsole. That means it can either dress up an outfit, or dress it down. Useful!
Yours for: P3,495
04 KEDS CHAMPION SOLID ARMY TWILL
Did you know that twill is not a fabric but a type of weave? It is often made with cotton, hence the prevailing idea that twill is cold weather material. These Champions say otherwise.
Yours for: P2,495
05 GEOX COPACABANA
The Copacabana hides a high-tech rubber sole beneath the classic jute rope midsole. The sole’s breathability lets you rock the "no socks look" all day and helps you avoid any potential slips into the swimming pool when you get all tipsy from midday drinking.
Yours for: P5,175
06 GEOX SOUL
Put these suede kicks on and you’ll always look like you drove to the beach in your fancy Sunday car–even if you actually took the bus or something boring.
Yours for: P7,650
From FHM's April 2015 issue