I often start off with socks when I get into bed, to keep my feet warm until the blankets get warmed up, then I usually take them off.
Around the house it's socks and slippers - my feet get cold with just socks or just slippers. Our house has mostly hardwood floors, so I pretty much always have something on my feet. Plus, with four cats, we often run across little "surprises" they leave for us, so having some sort of footwear on is a Good Thing.
You should always wear the correct socks for what your doing!
i have never had foot problems nor have my feet ever stank. i always have socks and shoes on unless i am in the Shower/Jacuzzi/Sauna, well i don't wear shoes to sleep but socks yes.
after every shower i like to use Neutrogena Body Moisturizer lotion on my hands and feet then after a few mins of drying time i put my socks on.
i also like to soak my feet in super hott water and give them a good 4 stage scrub down to prevent any hard and nasty skin, my feet are very soft..lol
another simple tip is to always use Cedar shoe Trees in all of your shoes when not in use, the Cedar will dry up any small moisture from the day and keep your shoes looking new. never wear the same pair of shoes the next day, always have at least two pairs of similar type so they have enough time to dry all moisture. buy GOOD shoes to prevent further back and foot problems and always wear the correct socks with the right shoe! for skinny loafers like dress shoes go with a skinny dress sock but for heavy work boot go with a heavy sock...make sure you give them good drying time afterwards!
Don't ever wear shoes without socks!!! eewwww you have any idea of whats getting inside your skin then? eewwww
I usually put moisturizer on my feet at night then socks to cover it up so the moisturizer doesn't get everywhere. Before I started doing this I never wore socks but I've noticed I fall asleep faster with them on.