I have started to do these two exercises in their various forms (front squat, hack squat, snatch deadlift, normal dead etc) in socks dispensing with my trainings.
The difference in feeling is that I feel more connected with the ground so I can really focus on pushing the weight through the quads and into the lower back and visa versa.
However I was questioned by someone as to whether it was actually a good idea. This is owing to the fact that a shoe gives structural support to the foot, ie not allowing it to spread.
Obviously I don’t want to end life as a cripple because I was doing 110kg deadlifts and 80kg squats in my socks instead of shoes. Any sourced knowledge would be much appreciated.