I have such a hard time finding cuffless socks that really are cuffless. And not tight in any way. I’m looking for leads that I haven’t already found, probably debated, and possibly even tried, in well over a decade of searching.
That includes handmade socks from qiviut (softest, warmest yarn on earth, (popping eyes here) $$$$$$$ but by all accounts worth the investment).
My favorite loose-enough mens’ (I’m not a man) cotton crew socks for Spring and Fall that I bought, I don’t know, 10 years ago? how have they lasted this long? In any case, They. Are. Fabulous. Cheap, purchased on a whim visit to a little nameless sporting goods store in what clearly is someone’s minimally remodeled old New England home, in the center of Tiny Village, middle of Nowhere. Socks constructed exactly right. Zero squeeze whatsoever, although they somewhat stay up nonetheless, but when they wrinkle they don’t imprint. So gentle.
I’ve been surviving now for years on these, and 6 months a year on some ageing ragg socks from LL Bean. LL Bean stopped allowing you to buy the dark gray by themselves, and I already have 4 other reasons I’m not buying from them anyway, but I can’t find substitutes, and even that same-model ragg sock Bean is selling now look like they might? have introduced a bit of cuff-itude at the top. Very sad.
So my question is. Where do I obtain nice, big, loose-ish, no-squeeze, TRULY cuffless socks, made from unirritating materials? So many people sell “cuffless” socks that so very clearly have an obvious cuff that you can see with your uncorrected eyeballs right there in even the icon image. …uh… Sorry. Bit disgruntled.
But I’m getting worried that I’ll never find good socks again, and after 58 years T1 my feet are getting dang picky, and I’ve bought too many possible replacements that just are all wrong in the end.
Yes, I’ve tried handmade fleece socks. They never fit right, and the effects of the resulting wrinkles are as bad as elastic, never mind that I’ve never tried a pair that didn’t turn out to be almost colder than wearing no socks at all, possibly because they made my feet break out in a cold sweat.
I’ve tried too many “diabetic” socks to trust any of them.
And then I could go off on a real rant about the changes to Peds, but I’ll spare you that. I just want new socks.