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Women's socks. Difficulty level: Canada.

A lot of my socks (plain black, mid-rise/crew, breathable) are getting thin or holey. I looked at previous women's socks questions on AskMe, and they recommended brands that don't ship to Canada (Uniqlo, Gold Toe, Smartwool, etc.) and can't be found in my city (Ottawa). What are the best women's appropriate-for-office-work socks I can get in Canada? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 17, 2014 - 13 answers

Shopping for Disney shoes for August

A portmanteau for this man's poor toes:
  • Are Keen Newports good shoes for a long trip to Disney World in August? If not, what beats them? I mean, can I simply wear my running shoes?
  • Do you try on footwear like this with or without socks?
  • Do you allow extra room on the assumption that your feet will swell in the steam heat?
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    posted by wenestvedt on Jun 12, 2014 - 20 answers

    Help me replace these specific socks

    I prefer to own only one type of sock, because it expedites the laundry, and when one wears out you haven't lost the pair. Sadly, my favorite socks appear to have been discontinued. Help me find a replacement! [more inside]
    posted by telepanda on Jun 2, 2014 - 5 answers

    What various socks are best for work, walking, lounging, and more?

    Askmefites always recommend socks. The best gift for dad, the best thing to spend money on, the best things to put on your feet, etc. Sometimes they recommend brands, sometimes they recommend uses of the socks. Usually, they just say "buy good socks". This is basically a question asking for more details. [more inside]
    posted by bbqturtle on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

    Hide and Sock

    Help me find replacement for these no-show Smartwool socks [more inside]
    posted by Ideal Impulse on May 30, 2014 - 3 answers

    Socks that may or may not exist

    A plea for socks for a fussy, fussy, fussy man. [more inside]
    posted by A Terrible Llama on Apr 22, 2014 - 23 answers

    Where did these awesome baby socks come from?

    My six month old son has lots and lots of baby socks. Almost all of them fall off easily and are a pain in the butt EXCEPT one very special pair. The problem is that I have no idea where this particular pair came from so I haven't been able to buy more. Please tell me where they came from so I can stock up! [more inside]
    posted by smirkyfodder on Apr 7, 2014 - 11 answers

    Sock it to me, also.

    Second sock question in under an hour! This one is about ladies' socks though. [more inside]
    posted by rabbitrabbit on Mar 28, 2014 - 6 answers

    Sock it to me! Seeking good quality men's socks

    I'm looking for good quality men's dress socks. I want socks that are mid-calf and either solid brown or solid black. SmartWool's nice, but they are quite expensive and I also find their wide range of options baffling, so I'd like something cheaper and simpler. Would prefer someplace I can order from online (I'm in the U.S.). Thanks!
    posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Mar 28, 2014 - 11 answers

    Wool socks, cold yet sweaty feet. Need help for the feet!

    I probably have Raynauds although I've never gone to a doctor to verify. I wear Merino wool socks because they seem to work best to help keep my feet warm (even though they are never really totally warm). However, my feet, even though still a bit cool, tend to sweat in wool and thus, I get athlete's foot (and I even wear mesh sneakers for better air circulation). Any advice on keeping my feet warm yet dry? Does something wick better than wool yet insulate as good or better? Or any other ideas?
    posted by luvmywife on Mar 20, 2014 - 12 answers

    Please give advice to help with my constantly cold feet

    Feet and hands constantly icy but it's my feet that really annoy me. I have read this thread and several others, which gave me some great ideas, but wanting to see if there is any additional ideas for me. Male, 6 foot, 160 lbs, mid 50s in age. No history of diabetes in family ever. Yes, I may have Raynauds, but not sure what to do about it other than try and find ways to keep my feet and hands warm. [more inside]
    posted by luvmywife on Jan 20, 2014 - 16 answers

    Remember back when you didn't like getting socks for the Holidays?

    Point me to your favorite winter socks. Because it's cold here. Really, really cold, and every single pair of socks I own has holes. All of them. [more inside]
    posted by instead of three wishes on Jan 6, 2014 - 31 answers

    Socks for Ladies

    Continuing secret Santa filter: I'd like to buy socks in team colors for my secret Santa: Orioles, Ravens and the Maryland Terrapins. I know that she likes knee-high styles, as I've seen her wear them before. Aside from just searching for that on Amazon I'm not sure what to look for in terms of quality and comfort. Altogether I'd like to spend around $30 for all three. Physical retail locations would also be appreciated.
    posted by codacorolla on Dec 6, 2013 - 8 answers

    I love my boots, but they hate my socks. Help!

    I have several different pairs of boots - ankle, cowboy, calf-length - and I have the same problem with each. How do I find socks that don't slide down and get scrunched under my heels within a dozen steps? [more inside]
    posted by Salieri on Nov 29, 2013 - 19 answers

    Holey Grail?

    Mens trouser socks that will not disintegrate in less than one year - do they exist? [more inside]
    posted by melissasaurus on Oct 31, 2013 - 24 answers

    St. Louis Cardinals Socks

    Looking for a place to buy the St. Louis Cardinals "high sock sunday" socks. Can anyone help me? [more inside]
    posted by dbirchum on Sep 23, 2013 - 2 answers

    Where to find unique cycling socks in Seattle?

    Is there a bike shop in Seattle that sells cycling socks that would make a good souvenir? [more inside]
    posted by Wild_Eep on Sep 12, 2013 - 3 answers

    Where can I find very low cut socks?

    I am having a lot of trouble finding super low cut socks - socks that are not visible when wearing low profile sneakers like Van's. Are there any websites or stores in Manhattan that carry them?
    posted by helios410 on Aug 11, 2013 - 14 answers

    How to protect my feet when playing tennis?

    I started playing tennis awhile back and have been having problems with skin tearing off the inside balls of both feet. I've tried a bunch of different things to stop this from happening without success....any ideas? [more inside]
    posted by aerotive on Aug 4, 2013 - 4 answers

    Where I can I buy bright socks suitable for sock puppets at a low cost?

    I'm teaching a summer course for 6-8 year olds on puppetry, and we are making sock puppets. I'm wanting to find affordable, bright socks that are suitable for the task -- stuff I can order on Amazon prime is better. Any recommendations (especially ones that can arrive by the middle of next week) are appreciated!
    posted by superlibby on Jul 11, 2013 - 7 answers

    Sock it to me

    How can I teach myself to knit socks? [more inside]
    posted by kidsleepy on May 8, 2013 - 22 answers

    I just made you say underwear.

    Help me find colorful, patterned socks and boxer briefs for my large-bootied, big-footed boyfriend! [more inside]
    posted by rubster on Apr 30, 2013 - 5 answers

    Help me pick out my forever socks!

    I had a brilliant idea the other day: instead of buying all sorts of different socks and cursing the gods when I lose one of a matching pair, I should buy bunches of matching socks in the same color so that any two go with each other. Help me enact this plan by finding socks that meet my criteria. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
    posted by griseus on Mar 6, 2013 - 21 answers

    Never buy X again!

    I was thinking about Steve Jobs buying a closet full of black turtlenecks so he didn't have to make that decision every day. I also saw some recent charts that showed purchasing trends for different age groups, and noted that once people buy good flatware they don't make an additional purchase. It occurred to me that, at my age (mid-forties) I could conceivably purchase a lifetime supply of socks. What are items that a person of average means could purchase in sufficient quantities to last them the rest of their life? [more inside]
    posted by mecran01 on Jan 3, 2013 - 67 answers

    Cute plus-size socks and tights?

    Where can I find cute, fun plus-sized socks and tights on-line? [more inside]
    posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Dec 17, 2012 - 18 answers

    Where can we find more of these awesome European "trail" socks?

    Where can I purchase more socks like these? Acquired by my husband over 10 years ago at an airport in the Netherlands, they are long-lasting, comfortable, made of wool, have the word "TRAIL" embroidered in red across the instep, three horizontal red stripes on the ball of the foot, and what may be a size "3-46" in red across the toe.
    posted by matildaben on Dec 13, 2012 - 8 answers

    Hero/Genius title in jeopardy

    I'm in jeopardy of losing my hero/genius status due to not being able to find pure cashmere socks (calf length) for my wife. [more inside]
    posted by KneeDeep on Nov 22, 2012 - 10 answers

    sockitome

    Where can I buy colored/patterned men's socks for cheap? (extra points for somewhere on Amazon.) [more inside]
    posted by threeants on Nov 18, 2012 - 7 answers

    Super socks for sweaty feet

    Please share your recommendations for ladies sweat-wicking exercise socks. [more inside]
    posted by t0astie on Nov 3, 2012 - 7 answers

    Save a sock-eating Labradoodle from himself

    How do you stop a year-and-a-half old Labradoodle from eating every sock in the house? He's just back from the vet yet again, and his determination to find at eat socks at any costs is racking up untenable bills and stress. Any ideas to save him from getting muzzled or crated? [more inside]
    posted by bicyclefish on Sep 15, 2012 - 26 answers

    Name those socks.

    These are the best socks. Please tell me who makes them. [more inside]
    posted by benbenson on Aug 22, 2012 - 8 answers

    Help me go sockless

    What are some women's shoes that are really comfortable to walking around in all day without socks? (no sandals or flip-flips) [more inside]
    posted by forkisbetter on Jul 24, 2012 - 35 answers

    Help me keep my feet comfortable when wearing closed shoes full-time

    Keeping feet dry and comfortable when having to wear closed shoes full-time. [more inside]
    posted by not that girl on Jul 10, 2012 - 12 answers

    Sock Me Gently

    Where can a guy with long legs and muscular calves get interesting socks that fit? [more inside]
    posted by Balonious Assault on Jun 26, 2012 - 8 answers

    Seeking Mondrian/Spongebob Sock Mashup

    I'm looking for a replacement pair of Spongebob socks - yes, really. It's a mother's day gift, and a replacement for a much-loved pair. They are very tall, thick and soft and warm, sized for an adult, white with a colorful grid pattern like a Mondrian painting (yes, really) interspersed with large yellow squares featuring Spongebob making a face. They had little yellow square plush Spongebob "knobs" or cloth buttons of some kind at the top.
    posted by Slap*Happy on Apr 30, 2012 - 4 answers

    Where can I get quality women's dress socks?

    Help me find high quality, breathable black women's dress socks for the cheapest price available. I'm overwhelmed by the options on the internet and have a history of buying terrible socks! [more inside]
    posted by soundproof on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

    What are these shoes?

    I wish I was a athletic/jogging/tennis shoe enthusiast: I need help in identifying the type/brand/shoe of this particular pair seen in a particular photo. [more inside]
    posted by muymuy on Feb 18, 2012 - 4 answers

    Dress socks with toes?

    What are some quality, stylish, non-garish toe socks? [more inside]
    posted by epersonae on Jan 26, 2012 - 8 answers

    Compression socks

    Is there any downside to wearing compression socks all the time? Should we all be wearing them? [more inside]
    posted by hayvac on Jan 2, 2012 - 6 answers

    Spare socks and lotion

    What can I do with all my single socks or socks with holes in them. Also I seemed to have amassed an obnoxious amount of hand cream from hotels - is there any use for them (I can't possibly grease myself up with that much hand cream)? [more inside]
    posted by YukonQuirm on Dec 26, 2011 - 18 answers

    Basic black socks

    Sock filter: I’m looking for cheap black knee-length cotton athletic socks – like these, except in black. I found them two years ago, but not since then. I’ve looked at Kmart, Target and Walmart and online. I live in Albuquerque.
    posted by maurreen on Dec 26, 2011 - 8 answers

    Adult small socks

    Mission Impossible: I'm looking for non-Hitchcock socks in mens size 5.5-6. [more inside]
    posted by arnicae on Dec 14, 2011 - 4 answers

    Tall Leather Frye Boots: Do I need boot socks?

    Tall leather Frye boots: do I need tall boot socks with them? I'm thinking about getting a pair of Frye boots, and for some reason, the tallest boots are around $100 bucks cheaper than the lower rise boots at my local shoe store. Can I wear regular ankle length socks with the taller boots without chaffing on the back of my calf, or do I need full length boot socks to be comfy? [more inside]
    posted by Freen on Dec 9, 2011 - 10 answers

    When can you sock it to me?

    Is wearing socks with a long skirt a fashion no-no? [more inside]
    posted by TranSubstantial on Dec 5, 2011 - 27 answers

    Ack! There's hole in all my socks!

    My beloved socks have holes...what else can I do with them? [more inside]
    posted by Fuzzy Dog on Nov 30, 2011 - 15 answers

    Is it okay to wear white dress socks?

    Is it okay to wear white dress socks? [more inside]
    posted by Faust on Nov 9, 2011 - 30 answers

    Plain black socks designed to keep your feet cool?

    Does anyone know of some plain, black socks that are designed to dissipate heat, keeping your feed cool and dry? [more inside]
    posted by hoobichu on Nov 5, 2011 - 7 answers

    What's causing me to get holes in my socks so quickly?

    What's causing me to get holes in my socks so quickly? [more inside]
    posted by GlassHeart on Oct 22, 2011 - 19 answers

    Why do my socks keep tearing??

    No matter what kind of socks I buy, expensive brand name ones, or just cheap regular ones, my socks eventually tear at the toe end. It's usually right where my big toe is. I'm talking about my dress socks, not the regular ones I wear with sneakers. I found one pair that lasted for a long while but then finally started to tear. What's the deal? Is the material perhaps? Is it my feet? Am I buying the wrong brand?
    posted by blunt_eastwood on Sep 8, 2011 - 18 answers

    Announcing Your Dweeb Status at Ground Level

    My new obsession is argyle socks. Please recommend places I can find quality argyle socks for men, suited to brown / tan slacks and jeans. $10 / pair or under preferred. Bold, bordering on obnoxious, colors get bonus points.
    posted by Apropos of Something on May 25, 2011 - 14 answers

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