Question: [Tuesday, 17th Sivan 5780]
Is it tznius or modest for a male to daven or walk around without socks on his feet?
Not during times of Davening: This matter is dependent on the custom followed in one’s current society and if they are accustomed to walk around without socks at home upon accepting guests. This is measured by the custom of the Orthodox community of one’s area and not by the custom of gentiles. See here: https://shulchanaruchharav.com/halacha/revealing-ones-feet/
During Davening: This matter is dependent on the custom of one’s society and if they are accustomed to greeting dignitaries without socks. Practically, it is not accepted in western societies to greet dignitaries in the barefoot, and therefore one must wear socks during Davening. See here: https://shulchanaruchharav.com/halacha/wearing-slippers-during-davening/#_ftn4
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