Favorite Bare Foot Shoe
I have run without shoes of any kind, and in several types of barefoot shoes. These have a wider toe box which lets your toes and foot spread out naturally. When I first started using them there was one spot on the inside of my ankle that rubbed a bit, but everything else was fine without socks. They have plenty of traction. Compared to the minimalist they will last longer, but don't breathe quite as well.