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Old 11-04-2018, 16:02   #11
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Ok............time for new socks again.

Doctor says I need to wear knee high compression socks.

Problem is, compression socks are way to thin for me and they cause my shoes to slide around on my feet when I walk because they are thin and not made of cotton.

I've had different brands of diabetic and compression socks, and they all have one really good feature......but I can't find a sock that has all of what I need.

Looking for one sock that possibly has all of this:

*compression sock
*made of mostly cotton (at least 50%)
*is very thick and "cushy"
*comes up to the knee
*comes in black or dark grey
*doesn't slide down or stretch out of shape
*doesn't have toe seams


I tried wearing compression socks with cotton socks on them, but I still slide around when walking.

The closest thing I found are soccer socks, but they are expensive, and most of them are too long. They also don't have the compression on the feet part.

Dr. Scholls is too loose on me.
Dr. Comfort is pretty much perfect, but they wear out REAL fast, but aren't compression socks.
Other brands stay up and don't slide down, and are made out of cotton and come in black and greys, but don't come up all the way to the knee and aren't really compression socks.

Any suggestions?

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I buy all my socks from...….https://www.diabeticsockshop.com

I will leave the research to you, but they offer the broadest line of diabetic socks I have found yet.

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I buy all my socks from...….https://www.diabeticsockshop.com

I will leave the research to you, but they offer the broadest line of diabetic socks I have found yet.
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Yeah, already looked on there from previous post. I like the colored striped socks, but they aren't compression or knee high.

I did email them to see if they knew of anyone who has what Im looking for.

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what wears out? heels? toes? or the overall fabric?

i remember my dad telling me that he used a dress sock between his work sock and his work boot to prevent holes in his socks. not sure if that will help you with your goals but sure hope it does.

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what wears out? heels? toes? or the overall fabric?

i remember my dad telling me that he used a dress sock between his work sock and his work boot to prevent holes in his socks. not sure if that will help you with your goals but sure hope it does.
Yeah, the heel and the toe wear out like in a couple of months or so.
The rest of the sock is fine, and the foot is extra thick and comfy, but they just wear out way too fast.

I did get a reply back from that website div2live gave me, but the sock brand they gave me is way too expensive......like $30 per pair!!!! I'm lucky if I have that much to spend on socks in one year.

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I think I found some compression socks I can wear.

After a LONG time of searching online for something that sounds like it would work, AND the price I can afford, I found these....

https://www.brightlifedirect.com/all...-knee-high.asp

I got one pair to try out....and even though they are not cotton, they feel like a cotton blend. They aren't hot or scratchy like a lot of non-cotton socks are to me.

These have a thick bottom on the foot of the sock, and they are pretty tight, even for the loosest fit. AND they are on sale for $10.75 each.

They didn't ride down during the day or bunch up under my toes, or make my legs itchy (which is why I like cotton socks better).

I will see how long the thick bottom on these socks stays that way.

The only drawback is that these socks are very tight, and I have to do a bit of work to get them on.....and I have the largest size they make. It fits, but it just takes some work to get them on.

So, I'm hoping these work, since my Dr. says I need to wear compression socks.

Since the one test pair worked well, I got three more pairs since they are on sale.

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Ok............time for new socks again.

Doctor says I need to wear knee high compression socks.

Problem is, compression socks are way to thin for me and they cause my shoes to slide around on my feet when I walk because they are thin and not made of cotton.

I've had different brands of diabetic and compression socks, and they all have one really good feature......but I can't find a sock that has all of what I need.

Looking for one sock that possibly has all of this:

*compression sock
*made of mostly cotton (at least 50%)
*is very thick and "cushy"
*comes up to the knee
*comes in black or dark grey
*doesn't slide down or stretch out of shape
*doesn't have toe seams


I tried wearing compression socks with cotton socks on them, but I still slide around when walking.

The closest thing I found are soccer socks, but they are expensive, and most of them are too long. They also don't have the compression on the feet part.

Dr. Scholls is too loose on me.
Dr. Comfort is pretty much perfect, but they wear out REAL fast, but aren't compression socks.
Other brands stay up and don't slide down, and are made out of cotton and come in black and greys, but don't come up all the way to the knee and aren't really compression socks.

Any suggestions?
I also need compression for varicose veins. I wrap an elastic Ace bandage, then wear padded socks - the athletic types are usually well padded. I've never found a compression sock that wasn't too thin.

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What about some knee warmers, or maybe even leg warmers, from a bike shop for compression and then whatever pair of socks you want for the foot comfort. My knee warmers are not too thin, stretchy, and keep pressure on my calves.

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