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post #16 of 28
My feet sweat a lot.. I need socks or else it smells bad... sux Could you guys recommend me some nice loafer socks?
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Indigo_phobia View Post
My feet sweat a lot.. I need socks or else it smells bad... sux

Could you guys recommend me some nice loafer socks?
Powder works very well, too. Baby powder or any other type will do. I gave up on loafer socks after learning about powder here on SF, powder really works for me.
post #18 of 28
Right socks are fine if you don#t want your loafers to smell bad after wearing only 2-3 times.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by identity-x View Post
you can get the super-low socks that barely come over your toes and barely up your heels from Brooks Brothersr...or, for that matter (and since they won't be seen anyway) from Payless for $3.

I've never seen them at Brooks. Link?

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Originally Posted by Indigo_phobia View Post
Could you guys recommend me some nice loafer socks?

The Banana Republic ones are the only good ones I've seen.

The Johnston & Murphy ones really, really suck. Maybe they're OK for people with big feet (size 12+) but on a 10.5/11 they slide down of their own voliation. Pity, because they come in nude unlike the BR ones.
post #20 of 28
I wear socks with loafers when the weather dips below 45. Other than that, loafer socks are the way to go
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
Band aids and a higher tolerance for pain. Seriously, though, if the shoes are of good quality and fit well, this should not happen after a few wears.
Yeah. That's what I was told. But I figured that I can't go wrong with Sperry's in the 11's that I wear with everything else and also having had the SA tell me that they were the right size.

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Originally Posted by Finsen View Post
What kind of no-show socks are those? Athletic no-show socks don't work very well with boat shoes or loafers since they sit too high.

Have you tried loafer-socks?

They're just some no-shows that I bought at Macy's. I believe they're made by Skechers? I looked around J&M's website but alas, I couldn't find the loafer-socks. You recommend them?
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Originally Posted by identity-x View Post
just how low are they?

you can get the super-low socks that barely come over your toes and barely up your heels from Brooks Brothersr...or, for that matter (and since they won't be seen anyway) from Payless for $3.

They're not low enought. They still show a bit above the tongue and give off that weird, metro-fag look that I hate.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Sprezzatura2010 View Post
I've never seen them at Brooks. Link?

Yeah...I was thinking of the Banana Republic ones...my bad.

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Originally Posted by jbmarine View Post
They're not low enought. They still show a bit above the tongue and give off that weird, metro-fag look that I hate.

Here are the BR ones...

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...scid=555740012

Like I said, Payless carries the same thing by a brand called Dexter that has a similar cotton/nylon/spandex blend. They could stand to be the slightest bit longer, but in terms of height are completely invisible. They didn't slip off, but if you wear smaller than a size 10 (I'm a 10.5) I can't help but wonder if the might bunch when putting them on.

Cost...2 for $6
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Spats View Post
Wear socks if you think your feet might get cold, especially on a boat. It is only necessary to delete socks with loafers when wearing shorts. Little short socks, in all their variations, are queerbait. (Probably something wrong with that...)

Little short socks are queerbait

Maybe it was the little shorts you wear and not the little short socks?

little short socks


little shorts
post #24 of 28
Instead of getting "loafer socks", go to the women's sock section of any mass retail store and look for them. Sometimes they're called "invisible socks" or "sockettes". Obviously go 2 sizes up.
post #25 of 28
You have to wear them with socks. No question. See blogpost on Invisible Socks:

http://bkarmstrong.blogspot.com/2011/07/invisible-socks-and-shoe-trees-preserve.html
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

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Originally Posted by Indigo_phobiaView Post
My feet sweat a lot.. I need socks or else it smells bad... sux

Could you guys recommend me some nice loafer socks?
Powder works very well, too. Baby powder or any other type will do. I gave up on loafer socks after learning about powder here on SF, powder really works for me.


If you don't wear any shoe more than once a week it will not smell bad. The shoe dries out completely between wears and any bacteria living in the shoe dies of dehydration.

If you are going to wear them day after day then you gotta worry!
post #27 of 28
I wear Sperry's all the time (when I'm not selling jewelry, of course) and I alternate between 3 pairs - no socks, and no smell.

The only time I ever wear socks with them are when I'm wearing jeans at night and it's a really cold night, and then I will wear thin black dress socks. Otherwise, 90% of the time, sockless.
post #28 of 28
What are socks? Kidding, but with footwear like these, wearing socks looks/feels uncomfortable. Especially in warmer climate. Unless you have a good enough reason to need socks (w/ trousers in the cold, foot odor/fungus?), leave the socks in the drawer. smile.gif
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