Icy bought be some new shoes for Christmas and they finally arrived today. These are Vibram Five Fingers shoes. They feel a bit odd to were but it feels like you are barefoot with really good protection. I think they make great summer shoes and will be great with sailing. A lot of people say they want to run in them but that is not my idea of fun. I would much rather have a good pair of running shoes rather then these. No socks are required.