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Footiesless in Minneapolis
March 7, 2014 5:51 PM   Subscribe

I need to buy footies tonight for a friend who's in the hospital. Who sells them?

Apparently they are like a thicker sock with a rubber bottom. I have been to Macy's, Kohls, Target, JC Penney, and Payless with zero success. I am in Minneapolis. Help?
posted by miyabo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try searching "slipper socks" - it looks like they have them at Walmart.
posted by LobsterMitten at 5:54 PM on March 7


I take it back - the ones on the Walmart site are sold through their website but sold by another company. Looking around, even drugstores don't seem to carry them, which would have been my next stop. I wonder if you might have better luck overnighting them from an online retailer.
posted by LobsterMitten at 5:58 PM on March 7


Walgreens, maybe? It seems like the sort of thing I've seen there, though it may not be on their website.
posted by spacewaitress at 5:58 PM on March 7


I recently bought some women's fuzzy socks with the non-slip bottom at Walmart, in the regular sock area. I did see some at Walgreens too, but they were in a clearance section.
posted by bizzyb at 6:03 PM on March 7


Yeah, slipper socks are what they call them where I live too. Be aware that items like this are usually considered seasonal (that's probably why you're having a hard time finding them -- after January, they probably started clearancing them out), so if you think you'll need more later, stock up now. Try a store with less foot (ahem) traffic like Sears or Kmart.
posted by LuckySeven~ at 6:03 PM on March 7 [1 favorite]


In my experience, the hospital usually gives them out. Try being really nice to the nurses:-)

If you can't find them, look for lined Crocs, assuming the goal is to keep the feet warm and non-slip.
posted by snickerdoodle at 6:04 PM on March 7 [4 favorites]


Sox Appeal might have them - they have locations in the MOA and Uptown.
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 6:05 PM on March 7


Kohl's and Walgreens both carry them in store per their websites. And I would check Marshalls, too.
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 6:10 PM on March 7


If all else fails, try sporting goods stores or shops specializing in yoga accessories -- yoga socks have non slip bottoms. It looks like two Walmarts in your area have these in stock.
posted by janey47 at 6:11 PM on March 7


I often find them at Nordstrom Rack (but not Nordstrom) in Chicago.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:12 PM on March 7


Has she asked at the hospital? They usually have them there.
posted by amro at 6:40 PM on March 7 [1 favorite]


I have bought very cheap and not great versions of these at Dollar General (more like slipper-ish foot coverings in sock material with non-slip stuff on the bottom) so maybe try there or your local dollar store?
posted by jessamyn at 6:42 PM on March 7


It's late now, but if you absolutely can't find them anywhere you can use puffy paint to put dots on the bottom of a pair of regular fluffy socks to make them non-slip.
posted by Coffeemate at 7:57 PM on March 7


I found them! I went to like 6 more stores including all of the ones suggested here and finally found them at DSW right before closing time. A sales person told me they are almost exclusively a Christmas item and no one stocks them otherwise. Thanks for your help everyone, this seems silly but it was REALLY important to me.
posted by miyabo at 8:13 PM on March 7 [4 favorites]


Yay! Score! You're such a good friend.
posted by LuckySeven~ at 10:24 PM on March 7


Glad you found them! I was going to say medical supply store. I got a pair of these recently when I had a procedure at a surgical center.
posted by radioamy at 10:34 PM on March 7


Glad you found some! For future readers, almost all medical supply companies will have these. Look for stores that sell walkers, CPAPs, ostomy supplies and the like. Ask for non-slip socks.
posted by PorcineWithMe at 6:10 AM on March 8


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