IT seems almost obscene, given the expanses of midriff, thigh and backside that too many people are all too willing to bare today, that the decision to show a little ankle with dress shoes should raise eyebrows. But almost obscene is just how it seems to many. (From the NyTimes, link defunct.)
My grandson used to wear his sneakers without socks until the entire family rose in rebellion. When he went withouot socks, we could smell it.
Closed shoes without socks make your feet gummy and sweaty. As the Manolo says: Pah!