These socks are made for walking
A Swiss company has designed a pair of socks designed to be worn for walking without shoes.
The Swiss Protection socks are designed to replace shoes altogether and make the user feel barefooted.
They even have spaces for each of your toes - in the same way fingers fit in a glove.
Designed by the Swiss Barefoot Company, the ultra durable footwear is reinforced by PVC soles which helps make them cut-resistant.
The Swiss company believe the socks are ideal for people who like to go barefoot and could be used for outdoor activities such as rock climbing.
Dieter Hesch, owner of The Swiss Barefoot Company, said: "It took many years of technical research and designing to create what we have now.
"I'm very happy with it and I even think the Swiss Protection Sock could become fashionable.
"We're also working on a new sock design which we think people will be able to run marathons in."
The socks come in long and short sizes and are available for about £45.
what do you think?
Who wants Hobbit feet!
Dont get me wrong walking bare foot can be good . However as with all things there is a time and a place for it . Personaly if i seen someone walking down the street with these on i would instantly think aww that person cant afford shoes because the onlooker they appear to just be socks and i would not automaticly think there Swiss Protection Sock and there awsome. I think the people in the background of the pic pritty much sum up the responce you woulod get from everyone .
Come back in 12 months (e.g. after a Winter) and see how many have been sold and are still in use. Then we can consider this product more seriously.
Ugh! Hate socks, tights, anything on the feet! Like fingers scraping a blackboard.......shivers!
and just think Julie if you stepped in dog poo you would feel every squashy, yukky ounce of it :-(