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Who knows about socks? I have not to date found a quality sock they are more like disposable than reusable seems they wear out in just 1 day. Have even tried bamboo socks nothing seems to last. Perhaps a mail order darner service would work.

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I wear hiking socks made of at least 50% wool. The thicker the better. They are more expensive, but they're durable and comfortable.

JimG Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

Chec the inside of your shoes for roughness & snags!

AnneWimsey Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

That was certainly part of the problem, they would get full off rubbish, soil, water, woodchips ever day, in addition to goiing up and down the biggest local mountain each day, they copped rough treatment. Yet other socks did survive longer. Bamboo were the best for comfort.


Maybe look for kevlar or carbon fiber socks? smile007.gif

bingst Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

I really like (year round) Omniwool Merino Wool socks.

NoMagicCookie Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

Try Thorlo?

PhitDoctor50 Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Thank you always looking for a solution to this problem.

I have unusually large lower legs, thurlo are the best for the money, still expensive. I also like Nike.


Wow! In one day?
My son loves socks for some reason, and I'm not joking when I say he probably has 80+ pairs of them. He recommends Adidas.

Browneyedlady Level 6 Apr 16, 2018

I bought a pair of Adidas sneakers once lasted all of 2 weeks. Rebok seems to last a bit longer at least on my feet.


"Darn Tough" socks, available at REI and from Amazon.com!

Maiasaura Level 7 Apr 20, 2018

I like my Denali hiking socks, Green Treat dress socks and a couple of pairs of thick holeproof wonder socks that I just can't seem to wear out, although they are a bit rough. I've had them all for a couple of years, the hiking socks over 5.


They are made that way so you can buy more socks, it is called marketing !

VAL3941 Level 8 Apr 17, 2018

Also tried bamboo socks, was very disappointed. Comfor was great, shortest lived socks in history.

Rugglesby Level 8 Apr 17, 2018

Really? I love mine and they're still going strong; they're by Green Treat.

@girlwithsmiles sounds good, I loved the sox. Maybe I am just too rough on them, I worked outdoors, in boots in swamps and up mountains.


Sockdreams.com specifically these [sockdreams.com]
But they have all kinds of fun socks. Of course they don't last forever, but what is life if you can't have fun socks?

Remi Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Check out Stance socks. They were one of the first to add in a bit if spandex, making them quite comfy. I've also found they last a long time - my oldest pair is probably 6 years old. And you can get some funky patterns!

clarkwithane Level 3 Apr 16, 2018

I knit my own and wear those when I need sturdy socks.

maritime37 Level 5 Apr 16, 2018

Thought about making some out of chainmail like the knights had.


I travel quite a bit. Sitting for hours can be wearing so I use TravelOn socks. They help with circulation and they are well made.

arca2027 Level 6 Apr 16, 2018

I prefer Gold Toe Socks for overall quality, but a number of factors can go into how long any sock lasts.

Humanity4all Level 6 Apr 16, 2018

Nike socks are pretty good. I usually buy the black ones. They last a long time for me. I think I have like 12 pair and only 1 of them developed a hole. Gotta clip those nails too.


just darn them by hand.

Those darn holie socks. Now there are darned I should feel better.

@azzow2 rubberband, needle, thread, lightbulb all you need.

@engineer_in_nj what about the blow torch you forgot to add that.


I've had good luck with Wolverine boot socks, I don't have much problems with my feet though (other than they are ugly.).

MacTavish Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Features make some very good socks. they're wool, meant for runners (thus, you can find them at a running store). there's even a left sock and a right sock smile001.gif

mitelheem Level 4 Apr 16, 2018

I like that king especially after the laundry monster eats them.


And why can you not darn your own darned socks?

Gwendolyn2018 Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Darn socks! Feels better ever time I say it.

I need a professional darner mine turn out to be good puppets though.

@azzow2 You should learn to be more self sufficient.

@Gwendolyn2018 I am just teasing I have a sewing machine drivers license. I did sow life raft covers out of canvas when I was in the navy. I had back surgery back in 2006 spent hours making teddy bears.

@azzow2 Ah but darning is different! Can't darn socks with a sewing machine. And good for you!

@Gwendolyn2018 I can i was sowing with a needle and thread even before riding a bike. Think it would come in handy in a survival situation provided I did not have superglue or duct tape.

@azzow2 Then get to darning, darn ya.


And why can you not darn your own darned socks?

Gwendolyn2018 Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Crap, double post.


I have dozens and dozens of socks; I have had some for years. I never wear them out because none gets worn many times, especially in succession.

My problem is (as discussed in another thread) is that several black holes are located in my house, and socks are considered delicacies by black holes.

Gwendolyn2018 Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

When I first read your post, I'm thinking is he for real, what's worng with your feet, but I see others have already asked you that. well good luck and I hope you find what you need.

kenriley Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

Hey Marvin, you should look for socks that don't runaway on their own accord. I've got a cupboard drawer full of unpartnered, unmatching socks.

I suspect, that socks have a gender though I can't tell which is which. One of the partners does a runner.

Anyway I hope my drawer of unpartnered socks will produce some sockettes.

Good luck with the sock hunt!

jules4169 Level 6 Apr 16, 2018

My husband likes Macy's POLO and Alfani dress socks. The white socks for tennis are those yellow toe things. I think he gets them at SAM's.

ForTheBirds Level 5 Apr 16, 2018

Alfani, I just put a pair in my Amazon cart am going to try them.

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