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#1 Donna

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:11 AM

Yes, I'm finally starting to come out of the woodwork as they say, and try to be more active on here - asking more questions, and also trying to help anyone else...

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 :o

*****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.......
Take Care..........HUGS.........Donna :)

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:21 AM

Hi Donna,

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.
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:34 AM

Hi Donna, I feel for you because my feet hurt too, alot! I wear socks like Pam that are wool blend and chunky, not too tight. Most of the year I wear them with my German manufactured ergonomic sandals (yes, I'm the person they talk about who wears socks with sandals) lol. I have soft boots that I wear in the winter, shoes hurt too much. I always wear socks in the house during the summer when the air conditioning is on and to bed at night.
Find what feels best for you and stick with it. I've had to throw fashion out the window.
Hugs, Piper

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:45 AM

Piper, I wear the German sandals, too, usually with socks. Always when I walk or stand. When I sit, I kick them off and just wear the socks. I have several pairs adjusted for different thicknesses of socks. I have some thick socks with elastane woven into the part around the arch in a band about 2 inches wide. These help to support the foot structure. I also wear some short topped sheepskin lined boots on colder days.

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

Hi Donna,

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!

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 03:15 PM

No socks here.

Barefut :D

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:23 AM

Hello Donna, I can relate to you about this socks issue. I have to wear 100% cotton, otherwise my feet feel very itchy, and a very closed in feeling. When I wear sandals they have to have certain types of footbeds. Leather feels the best. To keep my feet warm, I wear heavy cotton socks and I like those boot type slippers, that the kids wear. I can't think of the name right now, but there really warm. But definately cotton all the way, even the clothes I wear, I like them to be cotton. Well good luck to you. Also if you would like to email me, I found this great catalogue, I have it downstairs it's shoes and socks and all sorts of items for people who have problems with their feet.

Jackie S.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:52 PM

Hi Donna,

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!

Best,

Nancy

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:33 AM

I live in my Australian slippers. I wear them even in the summer.
I hope you find something comfy soon!
Jen

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:14 AM

Lol I wear Aussie slippers to all year round though the rest of the house thinks I am crazy at tleast I am warm and they last for a long time even with the constant wear.

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.

Take care

Kindest Regards Sharon
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#11 Sweet

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:50 PM

OK now I wanna know what Aussie slippers are. :)
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