The answer is, "It depends." Not a very satisfying answer, I know, but an honest one. If it's snowy or icy outside and I just have to walk a short distance, such as from the parking lot to a building, I'm fine going barefoot. If the air temperature is at or near freezing but there is a strong sun and I'm on pavement I find, surprisingly, that it's actually warmer to be barefoot than to be shod! The pavement holds the heat from the sun and warms my feet.
|Waterproof SealSkinz Socks|
|Hiking in waterproof socks today.|
|Steps along the trail during a break in the rain.|
|View of the Eno River during today's hike.|
Thanks to our wonderful Ultimate Hike leader, Joe Miller, for the pictures of today's hike!