SKINNERS

Hybrid Shoes

Skinners founder Peter Prochazka was inspired to create a hybrid sock-shoe when helping a friend recover from a foot injury. The friend couldn't wear traditional shoes and Peter wanted to give him a way to move around more comfortably without sacrificing protection. The solution? A lightweight, pull-on design that combines the flexibility of socks with a grippy, structured, shoe-like sole. Peter packed many other feet-pleasing features into his washable barefoot sock shoes. The stretchy knit upper is made with moisture-wicking, silver-infused, antibacterial yarn. This keeps odors at bay and feet feeling comfortable. At the bottom, a structured sole made with Swedish polymers offers grip and stability, whether you're at the gym, on a hike, or traveling. Skinners are washable and portable, so a pair can go pretty much wherever you want to—just roll them up and head out.

SKINNERS

Barefoot Sock Shoes

Hybrid Shoes

Skinners founder Peter Prochazka was inspired to create a hybrid sock-shoe when helping a friend recover from a foot injury. The friend couldn't wear traditional shoes and Peter wanted to give him a way to move around more comfortably without sacrificing protection. The solution? A lightweight, pull-on design that combines the flexibility of socks with a grippy, structured, shoe-like sole. Peter packed many other feet-pleasing features into his washable barefoot sock shoes. The stretchy knit upper is made with moisture-wicking, silver-infused, antibacterial yarn. This keeps odors at bay and feet feeling comfortable. At the bottom, a structured sole made with Swedish polymers offers grip and stability, whether you're at the gym, on a hike, or traveling. Skinners are washable and portable, so a pair can go pretty much wherever you want to—just roll them up and head out.
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Quick Questions

Are Skinners socks or shoes? Should I wear Skinners with or without socks?

Neither, yet both. They combine the freedom of a sock and the protection of a shoe.

For maximizing your comfort and to help ensure a longer-lasting fresh feeling, they recommend wearing thin ankle socks with Skinners. However, it's completely up to you, both ways are good, so choose whichever you prefer.

Skinners look fragile, aren't they going to break after a while? After how many miles will I wear them out?

The bottom material is highly abrasive-resistant and is similar to the landing area on flagships. Knitting is seamless and there's no glue or any other adhesive that could fall apart. There's nothing to break. You can only wear them out.

It really depends on if you are 250 pounds using Skinners for running on a road or 100 pounds using Skinners as backup shoes or just for walking on soft surfaces. Skinners cannot promise the exact mileage.

I'm right on the edge of a size. Should I go for the smaller or the bigger one?

Everyone is unique and only you know what type of feet you have. It's good to take into account the width of your feet—if they're wider than average, it's recommended to choose one size bigger. Generally speaking, Skinners should fit tightly without any extra space and still feel comfortable.

Can I use Skinners as water shoes? How does it feel to run barefoot in them?

The bottom layer of Skinners is water-resistant, which means that your feet will stay comfortable even when you run in them on wet grass. However, the fabric on top does not provide any such water protection so if you want to use them for swimming, your feet will get wet.

Running in Skinners is like running barefoot. However, you still have to gradually train the muscles and tendons to regain strength. As for asphalt, other hard surfaces, long distances, or dangerous environments where you wouldn't run barefoot, Skinners recommend sticking to classic running shoes.

Learn more about the product

Barefoot Sock Shoes see details

SKINNERS

Barefoot Sock Shoes

Hybrid Shoes

Skinners founder Peter Prochazka was inspired to create a hybrid sock-shoe when helping a friend recover from a foot injury. The friend couldn't wear traditional shoes and Peter wanted to give him a way to move around more comfortably without sacrificing protection.

The solution? A lightweight, pull-on design that combines the
flexibility of socks with a grippy, structured, shoe-like sole. Peter packed many other feet-pleasing features into his washable barefoot sock shoes. The stretchy knit upper is made with moisture-wicking, silver-infused, antibacterial yarn. This keeps odors at bay and feet feeling comfortable. At the bottom, a structured sole made with Swedish polymers offers grip and stability, whether you're at the gym, on a hike, or traveling. Skinners are washable and portable, so a pair can go pretty much wherever you want to—just roll them up and head out. Read More Read Less
 

Quick Questions

Are Skinners socks or shoes? Should I wear Skinners with or without socks?

Neither, yet both. They combine the freedom of a sock and the protection of a shoe.

For maximizing your comfort and to help ensure a longer-lasting fresh feeling, they recommend wearing thin ankle socks with Skinners. However, it's completely up to you, both ways are good, so choose whichever you prefer.

Skinners look fragile, aren't they going to break after a while? After how many miles will I wear them out?

The bottom material is highly abrasive-resistant and is similar to the landing area on flagships. Knitting is seamless and there's no glue or any other adhesive that could fall apart. There's nothing to break. You can only wear them out.

It really depends on if you are 250 pounds using Skinners for running on a road or 100 pounds using Skinners as backup shoes or just for walking on soft surfaces. Skinners cannot promise the exact mileage.

I'm right on the edge of a size. Should I go for the smaller or the bigger one?

Everyone is unique and only you know what type of feet you have. It's good to take into account the width of your feet—if they're wider than average, it's recommended to choose one size bigger. Generally speaking, Skinners should fit tightly without any extra space and still feel comfortable.

Can I use Skinners as water shoes? How does it feel to run barefoot in them?

The bottom layer of Skinners is water-resistant, which means that your feet will stay comfortable even when you run in them on wet grass. However, the fabric on top does not provide any such water protection so if you want to use them for swimming, your feet will get wet.

Running in Skinners is like running barefoot. However, you still have to gradually train the muscles and tendons to regain strength. As for asphalt, other hard surfaces, long distances, or dangerous environments where you wouldn't run barefoot, Skinners recommend sticking to classic running shoes.

Learn more about the product

Barefoot Sock Shoes see details