By Ben Bowers
on 2.17.12
Photo by Swiss Barefoot Company

Barefoot running is the “Bieber fever” of sports at the moment, and nearly every major athletic footwear brand out there has produced some form of barefoot running-style shoe to capitalize on the trend. The Swiss Barefoot company rides the same bandwagon with a slightly different twist. Their ultra-tough socks are made from a blend of 50% Kevlar, 32% polyester, 10% cotton, and 8% Spandex to protect wearers feet from cuts or injures. Since they lack a proper rubber sole, they supposedly provide a more natural stride. We haven’t tested their mettle ourselves, but the Swiss barefoot company has plenty of media materials depicting sock-clad wanderers tackling all sorts of activities. Personally, walking around in wet socks still doesn’t sound appealing to us, no matter how Chuck Norris-like they may be. Available in long and short sizes starting at ~$73, they’re expensive, but still a bargain compared to a tetanus shot.

Buy Now: ~$73+

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