I don't really have any beef with socks. In fact I just bought some sweet neon ones.
I've mentioned in passing that I had thought about trying to go the more minimal shoe route with the Nike Free's that I bought a while back. Transitioning into a minimalist shoe is (should be) a slow process. It takes all kinds of new muscles in your feet and legs that you may never have used before, regardless of how long you have been running.
I've done a few short runs here and there with them but never followed through on transitioning over completely. Now that the Baltimore 10 miler is over and I don't really have any races slated I feel like it is a safe time to try them out some more. I'm not sure what made me feel like running without socks but I decided to give it a shot.
I LOVE these shoes. They have a wide toe box that seems to hug my foot perfectly. I don't really know how else to explain the feel of these shoes than, natural. They just feel right.
I won't lie... running
An overall concern I have about minimalist shoes (especially given that the Philly Marathon is in late November) is that my feet are pretty sensitive to cold. I'm talking my toes turns white and they turn into nubs that I can't feel. So if these do become my training shoe of choice for the marathon I'll have to figure something out.
Until then I'm just looking to have some fun and if that means running with naked feet, then so be it.