Thick Dress socks

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  1. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    I have narrow feet and have trouble finding shoes that fit. I was wondering if anyone could recommend thick dress socks that are not to hot, ideally that can be worn year round.
     
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    kabert Senior member

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    Dore Dore makes some dressy socks that are quite thick -- some are wool and some are cotton. The wool ones you wouldn't want to wear more than about 6-7 months of the year; the cotton ones could probably be worn nearly year-round.
     
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    I found that NM/Barneys NY/etc carry cashmere (e.g. Brioni), merino, cotton (e.g. Zegna) that are quite thick. High quality thick cashmere and merino are not hot in summer. Boot socks tend to be thick but usually have too much heat holding synthetic fiber--same with running/hiking/etc socks at REI. And they are often rather ugly. Maybe Padagonia/etc has some nice thick socks.
     
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    I've never found any of Patagonia's socks to be dressy, though they're certainly thick.

    Press has some thick(er) wool socks.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Does anyone find that this method works? When I try to wear thicker socks to compensate for looser shoes, I find that my feet rub a lot and I get blisters.
     
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    kabert Senior member

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    Not me. I find a much better way to deal with slightly too big shoes (other than not buying them in the first place) is (i) to insert leather insoles (allen edmonds makes the best IMO, and (ii) to insert tongue pads on the underside of the shoes' tongue (which can be bought at any shoe repair store/dry cleaners/drug store).
     
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    I find it works for me. But then again I am not talking about shoes that are one width too big, just shoes that are a little wider than I would like. The extra thickness of the socks is just enough to keep my feet from sliding around.
     
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    Well, it works OK with slightly big shoes, like shoes that have gotten stretched by the trees but originally fit. Which is an increasing problem at my place.

    The Pantherella wool-7%cashmere socks are good thick winter dress socks. At $7 - $15 at Marshall's they're not a bad deal. STP has similar Byford socks for around $10.
     
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    I am gonna instert some insoles today but i thoughts socks were easier and more fun to buy.
     

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