HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Best socks?
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

Best socks?

I asked in the Lounge, but no one answered. I probably should have asked here to begin with.

Everyone needs socks. I want to get some nice socks for northern relatives. And maybe some Southern ones too.

Not gaudy things, every day wear nice, warm socks that don't fall around your ankles, but also don't cut off the circulation to your legs.

131 replies, 5573 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 131 replies Author Time Post
Reply Best socks? (Original post)
Aerows Dec 2013 OP
Aerows Dec 2013 #1
El_Johns Dec 2013 #8
Aerows Dec 2013 #12
CTyankee Dec 2013 #127
doc03 Dec 2013 #47
El_Johns Dec 2013 #53
doc03 Dec 2013 #59
El_Johns Dec 2013 #75
Aerows Dec 2013 #87
Aerows Dec 2013 #114
CTyankee Dec 2013 #129
Aerows Dec 2013 #130
ananda Dec 2013 #24
winter is coming Dec 2013 #84
petronius Dec 2013 #26
Aerows Dec 2013 #39
ohheckyeah Dec 2013 #79
ohheckyeah Dec 2013 #83
NMDemDist2 Dec 2013 #2
Aerows Dec 2013 #13
uppityperson Dec 2013 #3
Aerows Dec 2013 #9
uppityperson Dec 2013 #11
Aerows Dec 2013 #14
uppityperson Dec 2013 #19
Aerows Dec 2013 #40
uppityperson Dec 2013 #48
Aerows Dec 2013 #52
madmom Dec 2013 #27
uppityperson Dec 2013 #33
Aerows Dec 2013 #44
kcr Dec 2013 #36
Aerows Dec 2013 #45
kcr Dec 2013 #46
Duer 157099 Dec 2013 #72
KentuckyWoman Dec 2013 #100
arcane1 Dec 2013 #4
Aerows Dec 2013 #6
arcane1 Dec 2013 #18
Aerows Dec 2013 #34
arcane1 Dec 2013 #37
edbermac Dec 2013 #5
LiberalElite Dec 2013 #7
Aerows Dec 2013 #16
jmowreader Dec 2013 #20
madinmaryland Dec 2013 #10
Kingofalldems Dec 2013 #15
pinboy3niner Dec 2013 #17
Aerows Dec 2013 #21
aikoaiko Dec 2013 #22
Aerows Dec 2013 #32
aikoaiko Dec 2013 #35
jberryhill Dec 2013 #23
Aerows Dec 2013 #31
jberryhill Dec 2013 #42
Aerows Dec 2013 #113
Little Star Dec 2013 #25
Aerows Dec 2013 #28
Little Star Dec 2013 #51
Aerows Dec 2013 #58
Vinca Dec 2013 #29
Warren DeMontague Dec 2013 #30
Brickbat Dec 2013 #38
XemaSab Dec 2013 #82
Aerows Dec 2013 #111
BainsBane Dec 2013 #41
erinlough Dec 2013 #50
LWolf Dec 2013 #43
Mopar151 Dec 2013 #120
LWolf Dec 2013 #121
Aerows Dec 2013 #124
LWolf Dec 2013 #131
HillWilliam Dec 2013 #49
Aerows Dec 2013 #55
rdharma Dec 2013 #54
bemildred Dec 2013 #63
FSogol Dec 2013 #77
rdharma Dec 2013 #81
hootinholler Dec 2013 #56
shedevil69taz Dec 2013 #57
Aerows Dec 2013 #60
shedevil69taz Dec 2013 #64
Aerows Dec 2013 #65
Aerows Dec 2013 #66
pintobean Dec 2013 #61
doc03 Dec 2013 #62
KittyWampus Dec 2013 #67
Aerows Dec 2013 #70
KittyWampus Dec 2013 #73
Aerows Dec 2013 #95
2naSalit Dec 2013 #68
Sienna86 Dec 2013 #76
dflprincess Dec 2013 #108
TexasProgresive Dec 2013 #69
delta17 Dec 2013 #71
murielm99 Dec 2013 #74
Aerows Dec 2013 #94
shanti Dec 2013 #78
Aerows Dec 2013 #88
knitter4democracy Dec 2013 #106
spanone Dec 2013 #80
Aerows Dec 2013 #89
spanone Dec 2013 #99
rdharma Dec 2013 #85
Aerows Dec 2013 #91
we can do it Dec 2013 #86
Aerows Dec 2013 #93
we can do it Dec 2013 #98
HappyMe Dec 2013 #122
beac Dec 2013 #90
Aerows Dec 2013 #92
adirondacker Dec 2013 #96
Aerows Dec 2013 #97
adirondacker Dec 2013 #103
Aerows Dec 2013 #110
question everything Dec 2013 #101
Chan790 Dec 2013 #102
Aerows Dec 2013 #112
MrMickeysMom Dec 2013 #104
knitter4democracy Dec 2013 #105
magical thyme Dec 2013 #107
WinkyDink Dec 2013 #109
LittleBlue Dec 2013 #115
Aerows Dec 2013 #118
LittleBlue Dec 2013 #119
Aerows Dec 2013 #123
RobinA Dec 2013 #116
Laffy Kat Dec 2013 #117
Name removed Dec 2013 #125
Aerows Dec 2013 #126
Name removed Dec 2013 #128

Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:08 PM

1. I'm a shitty gift giver, aren't I?

I couldn't think of anything else. I wanted everyone to have some nice socks that they can enjoy all year round, since I hate crappy socks and mismatched socks. :sigh: Back to the drawing board.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

8. Personally I would love to get some good socks for Xmas, as all of mine have been darned repeatedly

 

and are basically a mass of linked darnings. They were cheap socks to begin with, too.

But I don't know what the good brands are.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El_Johns (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:21 PM

12. I like nice socks, too

That's why I thought of them as a nice Christmas gift, practical without being extravagant and over-extending my budget. They are something I'd want, but something nice people don't think of.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:35 PM

127. I get wonderful socks at TJ Maxx at a big discount!

I have a big supply for the winter because I hate doing a lot of laundry (and can't because of arthritis in my spine). So I have a very full sock drawer! And I don't spend a lot of money for good quality socks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El_Johns (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:34 PM

47. People still darn socks? n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to doc03 (Reply #47)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:47 PM

53. Necessity. Didn't want to spend the money to replace them, didn't want to wear thrift store

 

used socks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El_Johns (Reply #53)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:56 PM

59. I apologize that was kind of an insensitive remark. I sew buttons on

shirts and sometimes mend a rip in my jeans but never heard of anyone darning socks now days.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to doc03 (Reply #59)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:46 PM

75. I wasn't offended. I don't think many people darn socks now days. But it saved me a little money.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to doc03 (Reply #59)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:04 PM

87. There are many in need in our community.

I don't say it as an admonishment, but just acknowledging a reality.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to doc03 (Reply #47)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:23 PM

114. If you have a favorite piece of clothing

or you of an odd size, shoe, or otherwise, you learn to darn.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #114)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:38 PM

129. I still have a wooden "darning egg" but I never use it. I am dreadful at sewing, always have been,

but I used to darn socks all the time. I don't know why I don't have to any more...my socks now never develop holes...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CTyankee (Reply #129)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:57 PM

130. It's always useful

to know how to sew, darn socks and keep a needle and thread handy. I've sewn a pair of beloved sandals back together.

There was no sarcasm intended

Heck, I'm eating grits for lunch because it is cold, and I didn't want to go out, even though it is 40 degrees

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:33 PM

24. Try LL Bean.

..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ananda (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:55 PM

84. ^^ This. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:35 PM

26. Heh, no, it's probably just that asking about 'socks' on DU makes people twitchy



Anyway, I think comfy socks are a great gift - we just bought some for my MIL (hope she doesn't read DU), and my wife was pretty stoked to get some for herself...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to petronius (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:05 PM

39. I honestly didn't think of that



Oh my what a surprise people will get from this thread LOL. I was literally asking about ... socks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:14 PM

79. Cabela's has some great socks.

For boot wearing I love my Dan Post socks.

Good socks are one of life's pleasures.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:55 PM

83. I don't think so....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:22 PM

13. Those look awesome

I hope that when I get some of them they are appreciated.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:15 PM

3. For winter, I buy Costco wool blend socks. They are grey, warm, thick. I buy them in the store

as can not afford the online "smartwool" ones. A 4 pack is around $15 (link below to amazon). We in the north, where it gets cold or cold and damp, a wool blend is good during this time of year.

Beware fleece ones as sometimes they stretch only one way and can be restrictive around the calf for those of us with larger than stick thin legs. There are some that stretch both ways, but some don't.

ETA, Kirkland is the costco brand. I found them on Amazon. Kirkland is a good brand for daily use, they are quality for the price. I buy the ones at the second link and wear them all the time. They also last for a few years which is nice.
http://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Signature-Outdoor-Trail-Merino/dp/B009LB8CX6/ref=sr_1_10?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1387145770&sr=1-10&keywords=wool+socks
http://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Wool-Outdoor-Trail-Medium/dp/B008UFLZ06/ref=sr_1_2?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1387145811&sr=1-2

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to uppityperson (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:19 PM

9. I don't want to give a bad gift, but I would like to give something useful.

Thank you for the suggestion and the advice!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:21 PM

11. I wear these, added links. They are comfortable, warm, and last. sox are good present

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to uppityperson (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:23 PM

14. Not a crappy gift, then?

I just thought it would be something nice for the family all year round.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:26 PM

19. Not crappy at all. The Kirkland ones are made in the USA also, so you can feel good about that

and any socks are good gifts. People do not need things, stuff, but consumables and wearables and socks are very much in the appreciated category for me and my family. Stuff a piece of candy in each and say Santa joined in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to uppityperson (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:06 PM

40. "Stuff a piece of candy in each and say Santa joined in"

Nice idea, UP Thanks

EDIT: Bought the pack of four, and I'll add some nuts and candy as per your idea. That was such a sweet idea, I appreciate it. I'm a bit of on a budget this year and can't go to the moon on gifts (and I pretty much was out of ideas).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:36 PM

48. Now you have me thinking of doing this also, thanks for the good gift idea.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to uppityperson (Reply #48)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:45 PM

52. Tie a nice bow around the top?

I know it doesn't make for an extravagant gift, but it does show love.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to uppityperson (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:41 PM

27. Just bought my mom & dad some of the merino wool ones (2nd link).. I

paid only $10 a package for them at Burlington Coat Factory.

They recently moved here (NW Ohio) from a slightly warmer state. Thought they might like/need them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to madmom (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

33. Good job. I've gone through a lot of wool socks over the years and really like these

they are basic but warm, soft, durable. I have had too many darned and redarned ones with no heels, these ones are doing good. They cost less at Costco than on Amazon too. And made in USA.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to uppityperson (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:16 PM

44. I ordered them

And you additionally had a great idea, nuts and candy in the toe! I'm not exceptionally creative when it comes to gift-giving because I'm kind of stuck on practical. That was a nice idea, and I appreciate it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to uppityperson (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

36. I second the socks from Costco

I love the Kirkland wool socks I got this year.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kcr (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:17 PM

45. I'm glad that

it isn't a crappy gift idea. I didn't know what else to do.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #45)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:24 PM

46. Not crappy at all

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kcr (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:25 PM

72. I third the wool socks from Costco

Unbelievably comfortable and durable. Highly recommend. And it IS a great gift. So are the blankets from Costco.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #72)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:55 PM

100. I fourth the wool socks from Costco

Mine are the murano wool kind. I have them on right now.

Best socks I ever had. Summer or winter.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:15 PM

4. These are absolutely the best socks I've ever worn. I would dance for joy to receive more as a gift.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to arcane1 (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

6. Yay! So it isn't a bad Christmas gift idea?

Thanks! I know I'm probably too practical, but I like to give things that are useful and bring joy to people's lives all year round.

Those look awesome.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:26 PM

18. In my opinion, it's a great gift idea!



They're sturdy and comfy too

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to arcane1 (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

34. Ooo, and they come in black, too!

Yay! Thank you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:58 PM

37. I'm wearing the black on es right this minute

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:16 PM

5. The best socks?

The 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

7. Thorlos!

https://www.thorlo.com/

Thorlos are a little pricey but worth it. I try to get the factory imperfect seconds in discount stores. Good padding and support. Numerous styles for different uses. Made in USA too. A co-worker told me about them years ago and they spoiled me for any other brands.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LiberalElite (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:25 PM

16. Thank you!

See, this is the advice I needed. I don't want to give a crappy gift, but I like to be practical.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LiberalElite (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:27 PM

20. They are not "a little pricey" at $14 per pair

They are really nice socks, though.

I like Woolrich socks when I go cross-country skiing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:20 PM

10. Socks the cat, of course...




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:24 PM

15. Costco has some nice thermal boot socks and athletic socks

with this soles.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:25 PM

17. Depends. What kind of puppets are you making?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:27 PM

21. I always stress when gift-giving

I'm horribly practical, and mine would likely end up being a mitten-puppet.

An oven mitt.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:30 PM

22. Check out LL Bean's selection


http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/502854

When I lived in NH I used them year round.

And they have a great return policy -- guaranteed for life.

When I was a poor graduate student I would return them with holes in the heels and they would replace them no questions asked.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aikoaiko (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:55 PM

32. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out

I'm pleased no one thinks that this is a bad gift idea.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

35. It's a fine idea.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:32 PM

23. I LOVE these - also US made

http://www.smartwool.com/mens/socks-2.html

These are absolutely fantastic socks. They will knock your, uh, socks off.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:54 PM

31. I'm bad ...

I ordered a pair for me instead of as a gift . I got the PhD socks in black for myself LOL.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:07 PM

42. They are pricey, but a good value

They also make good support socks, if you are prone to ankle swelling from airplane trips. You're going to like the way your feet feel in them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #42)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:21 PM

113. I have very narrow feet and don't weigh much

I'm looking for things that supports that. These might work . I'll let you know.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:35 PM

25. Vermont Country Store might have something......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Little Star (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:45 PM

28. I was going to order them

but they said they would ship ... Dec 26. .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:44 PM

51. :( Sorry but they did look nice huh?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Little Star (Reply #51)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:56 PM

58. They look like your toes

would be having a massage in eternal joy .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:46 PM

29. World's Softest Socks.

I found them at a Hanes Store, but you can also buy them online. Best socks ever!

http://www.worldssoftest.com/?gclid=CJijtZOns7sCFclQOgodCWUAbw

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:48 PM

30. You came to the right place.



Trust me. What's funny is, they still think no one notices.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:59 PM

38. Wigwams: Union-made in the USA.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brickbat (Reply #38)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:51 PM

82. Field biologist approved

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to XemaSab (Reply #82)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:43 PM

111. We'll see if they are

network engineer field approved .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:07 PM

41. These are glorious socks, and I'm very picky

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BainsBane (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:43 PM

50. Best socks ever, just re-ordered. Nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:08 PM

43. My favorite socks,

believe it or not, are diabetic socks. I'm not diabetic, but I like their softness, stretch, and roominess. Here's a sample; I'm sure you can buy them direct:

http://www.amazon.com/Diabetic-Socks-6pair-white-100-cotton-RIBBING/dp/B00BRQLU6Y

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LWolf (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 05:35 AM

120. Another rec. for diabetic socks

Especially if your feet swell, for whatever reason, or the seams in some socks bother you. Also, as a big galoot myself - if somebody has (shoe) size 13 or bigger, normal "large" (for shoe size 8-12) are NOT big enuff, it's worth the effort to find the correct size.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mopar151 (Reply #120)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 07:54 AM

121. My feet

are a 7 or 7.5, depending on the shoe, but they're so wide and my arches are so high that I can't squeeze into a "normal" B width women's shoe. I pay extra to find WW in shoes, and the roomier socks help.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LWolf (Reply #121)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:13 PM

124. Mine are so narrow

that "normal" socks bunch up and irritate the hell out of me. I have high arches and long skinny toes and feet. Finding 8A shoes that are fashionable is not easy. Finding socks that don't bunch up around your toes and try to drive you crazy is worse.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #124)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 08:49 PM

131. But we're all supposed

to have B width feet; at least, that's what the manufacturers seem to expect. My high arches lead to supination; I've rolled my right ankle so many times that it's permanently swollen, and at this point, I not only look for double wides, I buy $$$$$ orthopedic shoes built for heel stability.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:38 PM

49. Try bamboo

OMG, they're awesome. They're soft, wick sweat away, stay up on my calves where they belong, and they feel as sexy as socks can possibly feel. Right up there with chocolate.

There's a bamboo sock store in Burlington, NC. There are bound to be more; certainly there are some online. Get yourself a couple of pair while you're shopping. You won't regret it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HillWilliam (Reply #49)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:52 PM

55. I actually have two pair of bamboo running socks

that I cherish. Paired with my hard to find narrow running shoes, they are a blessing. I adore them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:52 PM

54. REI Merino Wool expedition socks .......

 

...... are my favorite cold weather socks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rdharma (Reply #54)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:58 PM

63. Yah. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rdharma (Reply #54)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:07 PM

77. Same here. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FSogol (Reply #77)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:50 PM

81. Oops! Replied in the wrong spot.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:55 PM

56. If you're trying to keep your feet warm

Dryness is key. Wear a thin silk sock under thicker wool. The silk wicks moisture into the wool, which will insulate even when wet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:56 PM

57. Who would know better than an Army Soldier?

I wear under armour. A little bit spendy but where feet are concerned I feel that the little bit extra is so worth it when you do what I do.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to shedevil69taz (Reply #57)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:57 PM

60. And you would be happy to receive such for Christmas?

If you would be, I can guarantee that most here on DU would chip in to send you a pair.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #60)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:59 PM

64. Oh absolutely...if I needed any more...

I am quite set for the forseeable future...other Soldier's though yes they would love them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to shedevil69taz (Reply #64)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:05 PM

65. DU Drive

Send great pairs of socks to our soldiers.

Let your feet be warm, because mine are at home.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to shedevil69taz (Reply #64)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:13 PM

66. I'll help, and so will DU, here's the thread I started

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:58 PM

61. A dog's life

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:58 PM

62. I just buy those 6 packs of Gold Toe socks, they are good

enough for me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:15 PM

67. Aerows >>>go to Sockdreams. Even if you don't get anything for anyone else you'll drool

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KittyWampus (Reply #67)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:19 PM

70. OMG... shoes and stockings

I think I need to go be by myself for a while ... Thanks for the link, I'll wipe the drool up in a minute.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #70)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:27 PM

73. "Tentacle" thigh highs



?c=

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KittyWampus (Reply #73)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:20 PM

95. Oh, look at the pond

I got a little wet when I fell into it looking at that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:16 PM

68. SmartWool socks

are the very best, I have several pair that have lasted years and are good for every day and even Xcountry skiing, good elastic, merino wool. there are a couple other brands but I can't remember them right now, and I got a 3-pack of some awesome wool socks at Costco last year that I love.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 2naSalit (Reply #68)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:05 PM

76. Smartwool socks are my favorite

Comfortable and warm.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 2naSalit (Reply #68)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:18 PM

108. I like them

They keep warm when you're outside and are "smart" enough to not overheat your feet when you're inside.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:18 PM

69. Looks like you got plenty of good advice. Prof. Dumbledore of Harry Potter fame

would've like your gift idea.

Harry, "What do you see when you look in the mirror?"
Dumbledore"I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woollen socks."
Harry stared.
"One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.


Of course books are great gifts as well. Can't have enough books or good socks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:21 PM

71. Dickies work socks are pretty good.

Soft, and they absorb moisture. They are cool enough to wear in the summer. Wool blend socks are great for the winter.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:30 PM

74. Wigwams. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to murielm99 (Reply #74)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:18 PM

94. I'll look into them!

They sound nice

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:12 PM

78. Handmade socks are the best!

Custom designs, perfect fit, if you're lucky enough to know a knitter. My favorite people get my handmade socks

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to shanti (Reply #78)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:06 PM

88. Can I be a favorite people

:bats eyelashes:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to shanti (Reply #78)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:09 PM

106. Amen to that!

Better yarn, too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:28 PM

80. thorlo...north carolina

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to spanone (Reply #80)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:07 PM

89. Looks like the best place

to stick a foot. Already linked to, and looks like a great place for feet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #89)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:52 PM

99. i've had some, they are great...pricey, but great socks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:57 PM

85. And then there is this type of Socks.......

 

The "First Kitteh" in the Clinton administration.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rdharma (Reply #85)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:11 PM

91. I have a meow meow

kind. She's gorgeous, I love her, and she has mittens and big feet with socks. She has the longest toes that I've ever seen on a cat. She practically has alien sock toes, but she's so piled up on the rug inside she couldn't care less about people judging her socks.

I couldn't either. I love her.

Edit: I have long toes, too. We were meant for each other.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:04 PM

86. Just make sure that the person is not senstive to wool if giving merino or smart wool or ingenious.

They make your feet blow up like a pink itchy balloon if you are (no matter what their advertising says)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to we can do it (Reply #86)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:17 PM

93. Uh oh

how will I know? That would be awful to give a gift that causes an allergic reaction.

Damn. I thought I had the most bland, not causing trouble gift to give.

Holy cow.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #93)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:48 PM

98. I guess ask or get someone to find out.

I got some beautiful (and I'm sure expensive) socks that caused my feet to be very unhappy. They were sold to her as "hypoallergenic" and everyone can wear them......You could always check out Acorn very warm and perform like the wool socks.

edit for link that makes sense
http://www.amazingsocks.com/web-acorn-socks-category-2A1A2A1A0A0-brand.htm

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #93)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 09:28 AM

122. I can't wear wool. It's itchy for me to

the point of .

I have Smart Wool socks on right now. Not at all itchy, they wear well and no special washing instructions.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:08 PM

90. I've recently become a smartwool believer.

I also found some great ones from Duluth Trading for when you want a thicker, heavier sock:

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/mens-heavyweight-primaloft-crew-socks-22502.aspx?kw=socks&processor=content

I bought these for mr beac but ended up snagging a few of the pairs for myself b/c they are SO squishy and cozy-- great for keeping my feet warm in snow boots or just sitting around the house.

It's worth Googling for a coupon for Duluth as there always seems to be a least one good one out there, often including free shipping. (Duluth also carries smartwool for women at pretty good prices.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to beac (Reply #90)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:15 PM

92. Thank you, beac

I'll look into a pair of those.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:25 PM

96. Fox River Wick Dry are my absolute favorite...

http://www.amazon.com/Fox-River-Socks/b/ref=dp_apparel_byline_ety?ie=UTF8&node=2592140011&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Fox+River+Socks

Others bunch up in my boots or have excess toe material that flips around. The Wick Dry's stay close to your feet and are extremely comfortable hiking, biking, skiiing or casual walking.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to adirondacker (Reply #96)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:32 PM

97. You know about socks!

"bunch up in my boots or have excess toe material that flips around"

I'll add "excess toe material that flips around" and annoys the shit out of you because your toes are scrunching around trying to get away from it. It's like having a diamondback rattlesnake in your shoes, and you are trying to keep your toes away from it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #97)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:02 PM

103. Exactly!


I have severe pronation due to very high arches and anything ill fitting is like wearing a torture device. I used to hike extensively and occasionally ski, and bike and have never suffered blisters or discomfort from their socks. I've tried EVERY sock on the market and no other compares to the comfort of Fox Rivers. They last long and are made in the USA.

You may want to check out their own website for the latest and greatest...
http://www.foxsox.com/defaultEcomm.aspx

I often buy their seconds on Sierra Trading Post...
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/s~fox-river-socks/?perPage=24

Happy Feet! and Happy Holidays Aerows!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to adirondacker (Reply #103)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:39 PM

110. Narrow Feet!

Me too!

Thank you for the link. You, more than everybody, know what my feet go through. Severe pronation describes it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 09:58 PM

101. We like Land's End

but they are not cheap..

Though they now have a 40% sale on everything..

Good luck

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:01 PM

102. I once had a lovely pair of hand-knit wool socks made from the same heavy yarn...

that Icelandic knitters use to make sweaters for fishermen. I inherited them from a 90-year old man my parents looked out for because he had no family.

Sadly they got a hole and then another hole and another and later enough they were more hole than sock. I looked to replace them but they're not cheap, like 26/pair.

Warmest fucking socks ever.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Chan790 (Reply #102)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:15 PM

112. Oh

Iceland is a nice country. The people there are so nice, I'd bet someone would darn them and make them again for you chan790dottir

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:05 PM

104. Adidas!

Honestly, go to the sports stores, or men's section. They're really sports compression socks with a support in the arch and the base to toe area. And, they are good for guys and ladies. I wear them inside my Dansko's staying toasty, keeping up, and not cutting off circulation.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:08 PM

105. I go to Sierra Trading Post for wool socks.

That is, if I'm not wearing my own handknit socks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:11 PM

107. goldtoe, according to the add that just popped up on my screen

never heard of them before and have no idea what the eff kind of socks they are. Just sayin'...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:21 PM

109. Re: circulation: I bought my husband "socks for diabetics".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

115. 113 replies about socks. Well played

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LittleBlue (Reply #115)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:36 PM

118. I asked a question so that I could buy gifts for the family

since I love them all. Love. Family. Caring about people, even down to their socks. Their feet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #118)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:51 PM

119. Powerful stuff, Aerows. You should be in advertising

Suddenly I feel the urge to buy socks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LittleBlue (Reply #119)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:09 PM

123. I wasn't selling, but offer me a higher paying job

and I might take it . I love network engineering, though, so you'll have to pony up!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

116. Fits

light hiking socks. Best socks ever.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:31 PM

117. Well, don't go to Walmart. ALL their socks suck.

Even the name brand ones. Don't know why. They are cheap, of course; however, the "get what you pay for" was never so true.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Original post)


Response to Name removed (Reply #125)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:33 PM

126. LOL

I am hoping that everyone in my family has warm feet for Christmas, that's my aim

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #126)

Reply to this thread