“Barry, you got me thinking alot. The thing I don't like about the Terra Fi2 is the lack of toe covering. However, Teva's Toachi has one, and looks like it would perform similar to the Terra. Their other sandal with a toe covering doesn't look like it has the size range, ie, I can either wear no socks, or three socks with the same sandal. The only question is, is it wide enough, and does it have a good enough sole. I guess my next step is buying a pair, and trying them out. If they don't work, I don't think it would be a big loss, I would probably still wear them, just not hiking.
As far as wearing socks with sandals, I do it all the time, and my wife cringes every time. She especially doesn't like it when I wear leather sandals to church with dress socks. I guess it is good I am married. I am also forbidden to pick out the clothes for the kids. Apparently I have failed everytime. ”
Too funny! As you get older, comfort wins.
Trying them out is the best.
I’ve tried on the Toachi and they totally felt like a shoe. But now I’m so used to having my toes free, that I prefer open toe. It’s like walking barefoot in the woods but with comfort and support.
I wear my black terra fi2’s with black socks around work 100%. People rarely notice.
It seems the black ones never go on sale.
On the trail, I wear some weird orange/brown color terra fi2. I got them on sale for $50.
At church, I also wear a nice black leather sandal; not Teva; some JC Penney brand.
My wife wears a woman’s Teva sandal to church but they actually look nice.
To minimize the embarrassing look, in the summer when I wear shorts, I wear low cut black ankle socks (coolmax) with my terra fi2’s. For some reason they don’t look as bad as crew length <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />.