Sock need

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  1. william

    william Senior member

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    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
     


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    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.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    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.
     


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    william Senior member

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  8. william

    william Senior member

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    Thanks for the tips everybody! Some great ideas here.

    Chris
     


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