Yet, Another Feet Question.......
Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:11 AM
OK, My question is What type of sock do you wear??
I ask this because I'm having more and more trouble finding the right kind of socks - I must have a zillion socks upstairs, and either they are too tight fitting that they put pressure on my toes, or some are a bit loose in the toe area, and then that only causes bunching and rubbing - which I don't need more aggrivation from......
I've tried thinner socks, thicker socks, feels like I've tried them all.........
I was once told to treat my feet like someone with diabetis - I also have the heavy sweater socks to wear around the house in the winter, but they don't work too well with shoes
*****So I would like to know what works for some of you ?
I also do have only one pair of diabetic socks that I once purchased, but they just don't seem to fit right either - I wear a 71/2 XX Wide Shoe - sometimes even a XXX Wide depending on the shoe - if not, my already swollen toes, feet get more irritated...........I 'usually' have to go to a Medical supply store, or order online - although I don't feel the Medical supply store shoes are much better than going online........I'm basically a sneaker type of woman, except for Church, weddings, etc.......then I just dread that......
It seems like it is such an ordeal anymore to go out and buy shoes/socks - and I dread it more and more.........
Thanks Again for any suggestions/opinions.......
Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:21 AM
I'm actually bare foot for probably 8-9 months out of the year just because I hate shoes. lol But during the winter when I'm trying to keep my feet warm I buy good quality wool blend socks. I use the blend as they are not itchy like wool, and they really keep you warm.
Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:34 AM
Find what feels best for you and stick with it. I've had to throw fashion out the window.
Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:45 AM
Donna, I have bought several pairs of woolen men's sock, but I had to cut the tops off because they cut into my ankles. Surprisingly, they don't unravel, and I just fold the tops down like a cuff. I also found some 'magic' socks that have lots of long fibres woven into a very stretchy base, which seem to expand well enough and keep my feet warm. When I do find socks I like I go out and buy several pair.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:00 AM
I have to wear several pairs of socks, and since they're layered, I need to have several sizes on hand. It's almost 80 degrees right now, but I have on two pairs of regular athletic socks, a thick, fuzzy pair, and knitted slipper boots, and will also have cushy slippers on for walking around the house. For being out, two pairs of heavy athletic socks with very thick soled, cushioned sneakers is the only way to go, and forget using women's shoes; the boy's or men's are wider, not to mention cheaper half the time. Since last year I've also had to use one of those rolling cart type walkers since I may have to sit suddenly, so that has been a big help. For too many years it was a cane, but it killed my wrist and shoulder with time, not to mention it's a bit tricky to sit on--pointy too! I hope you find what you need!
Best wishes to you,
Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:23 AM
Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:52 PM
My husband wears bright pink, blue, yellow fuzzy socks that we buy at a chain department store. He said they feel the best. I have bought all kinds of specialty socks and they just don't cut it. If you need me to find out an item # just let me know. Hope this helps!
Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:33 AM
I hope you find something comfy soon!
Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:14 AM
To make them warmer I wear woollen socks in winter which wear worth the little extra hubby made me pay for them.
Nothing like a good aussie sheet to keep you warm.
Kindest Regards Sharon
Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive
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