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Sock need

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm basically between a 9.5D and 10D in most shoe brands. 10D fit the best but they are usually a little looser than I'd like. So...I need a thicker sock to make up for the size difference.

Can anyone suggest a dress sock that is thick, over the calf, but still breathes fairly well? Also, I'm not against using synthetic materials when it comes to socks. Whatever works. Thanks.

Chris
post #2 of 8
I realize you want a thicker sock to compensate for a loose shoe. However, you might consider placing tongue or heel pads inside your shoes.
post #3 of 8
How about a thin leather insole? That way you can wear whatever socks you want. I do that on a few of my shoes and boots that are just a bit big.

Just a thought.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Insoles didn't really work all that well on a pair of C&J 337 that didn't fit. Those were entirely too big though. I'll look into using an insole/tongue pad again. Thanks for the reminder.
post #5 of 8
not sure if you like the styling but Nagrani socks have a certain thickness to their cotton socks.

if you are worried about the designs , there are some that come with a solid dark color around the achilles and lower leg are of the sock so all you will see is solid color when you cross your legs in a chair.
post #6 of 8
Marcoliani 2650L is thicker than a regular dress sock and available OTC. So are the Pantherella OTC cashmeres, but they are too warm for year-round wear.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Chris Rimby View Post
Thanks. Insoles didn't really work all that well on a pair of C&J 337 that didn't fit. Those were entirely too big though. I'll look into using an insole/tongue pad again. Thanks for the reminder.

I'm in the exact same boat; even the same size boat -- between a 9.5E and 10D. I use a combination of thin insoles for the large 10's and heel pads for most. I've never seen the tongue pads but maybe I'm not looking hard enough. One other trick that I use when necessary is to wear a very thin ankle-height athletic sock underneath the dress sock. I have some of Chorse's Nagrani socks and they are thick, but not thick enough to make up the 1/4 size problem. They are big enough to comfortably accept another sock underneath.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips everybody! Some great ideas here.

Chris
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