"Deli Guy" suggested that I forego the socks, just wear the shoes. But there's a reason that I'm wearing socks. The skin on the tops of my feet was severely damaged by sunburn about 12 years ago. Since then it easily gets damaged if I don't wear socks. Any shoes quite quickly can wear a hole in the top of my foot.
Speaking of wearing a hole.........the soil here is quite abrasive. Hey, I live on a volcano, so it's no surprise that the soil is volcanic. There is a lot of volcanic cinder and ash in my soils. It acts like a polishing grit and is quite good at making holes in my socks. The first spot to fall victim is the heel.