The Problem: Patterned socks are boss. We love them and so should you, but they can also cause some fatal stank after a long day of walking. Whether you know it or not, sometimes your shoes are worse off in the summer with certain types of socks on.
The Fix: Many summer footwear choices are made unlined or are ventilated enough that you can rock them sockless, especially boat shoes. Just be sure to have a steady rotation of footwear, as rocking the same pair of kicks sockless for weeks can make them rank as hell. Think going sockless is absolutely gross? Look for no-show dress socks that give you that breathability you need, like these Urban Outfitters dandies.