My feet are extremely sensitive. I recently lost a hundred pounds and went to get measured for shoe size. I was shocked to learn I've been buying my shoes a size and a half too big! But here's the thing, I just can't handle having seams pressing on my feet and toes. They drive me crazy! It's the same with socks.
I sleep in aloe infused socks - turned inside out as not to feel the toe seam. CRAZY SOFT! I continue to purchase knee high socks from the plus sized store - as not to have such tight elastic around my calves. I'm still searching for the perfect everyday ankle and sport socks. It gets expensive blindly buying socks that I end up being unable to wear. So here's my question-
I don't go out much, so I also wear aloe infused socks around the house and if I have to go out, I don't care what anyone says, I just throw my shoes on over them and go! But that's usually if it's only for about 5-15 Min's. If anything longer than its the no show socks usually a half size to big because I am the same way with the seams against my toe's!
Here's what you do... Find someone with a shoe size close to you and ask if you can try on thier sock's, if they fit comfortably and the seams don't go up against your toe's then ask the size, then you know what size to get! 😉 Happy sock hunting!
I'm allergic to wool. So in winter I look for warm socks without wool. I found some from Lands End that I love but they are wearing out. They don't make them without wool anymore. I know what you mean about it being difficult to find socks.
I'm continuing my hunt later today - this time for heated socks so I can enjoy the downtown Christmas lights and windows with the fam. I'm seriously considering moving to a tropical location so I can avoid this problem altogether. Barefoot on the warm, soft sand. I could get used to that..... Now to convince the family and find work.... totally doable?
I've never even heard of thorlos. I'll have to search them out. I've had limited success with diabetic socks. Hanes (I think) has a new line called 'Softest socks in the world'. They're really very good, but I have to wear them inside out because they have a seam across the top of the toe. This may sound silly, but I don't want to have to turn my socks inside out. It feels like admitting defeat. Which is completely ridiculous - on an intellectual level I get that - but my pain has forced me into so many other accommodations that I just want to be able to wear comfortable socks right side out! Thanks for all of the great ideas. Socks are on my Christmas wish list!
That doesn't sound silly at all. I don't have them on to check (it's a good day) but I don't recall a seam on them at all. There was a very interesting podcast by freakonomics recently which talked about the UK cycling team and the tiny measures they took (eg handwashing) which in sum made them world leaders. Right way out seamless socks are another step toward victory!
Okay, don't know if this helps, but I recently discovered super soft thick plush athletic Power Socks, which I buy too large and with a wide shoe allow me more comfort for standing. I wear them as house shoes.http://www.goldtoe.com/categories/PowerSox/