I've had the hardest time finding comfortable no-show socks that aren't "quitters." That's what I call the socks that quit staying up, ride down inside the shoe. I've also had a hard time finding no-show socks that don't cut into me with elastic. These fit the bill and are surprisingly comfortable. They seem to be thin, but are comfortably cushy. Instead of elastic around the opening, they are knit in such away to provide the elasticity you're looking for. The silicone backing is in multi-lines, not just one blob. This may be what helps them stay up AND it isn't the least bit uncomfortable. I wear a size 7.5-8M shoe. I ordered the small size and there's still a bit extra at the heel. (This does not feel like extra once the sock/foot/shoe all get settled in together.) I do believe this sock would easily accommodate a women's size 9. It came packaged nicely. Why 4-stars instead of 5?: Would like them to have been a wee bit more cushioned, a tiny bit smaller, and without a seam. It's hard to find everything I want in one sock, I know. Also - I'm only on day 2 (2nd pair) of wearing these with slip-on sneaks, and Sperry crest-vibe style sneakers. They haven't been through the laundry yet. I just may bump up the rating.
I’m glad I followed the reviews and ordered a size smaller than I normally would have. I’m a size 9 and I ordered the one that goes up to 8.5. Even at the smaller size, I find that there’s too much fabric in the heel area because the heel bunches up every time I put my shoes on. I have to hold the bottom of the sock to get them to stay in a normal place when I’m slipping boots on.
However, compared to others of its kind, it stays up on my heel when I’m walking about 80% of the time (I assume thanks to the gripper). So, not perfect, but better than 10% of the time like other no-show socks.
I got these to wear with my new Keds. Perfect for a casual sport shoe. might not work for serious activity or hiking but perfect for walking. They are think like a real sock and the strips at the back really do keep it from falling down into the shoe. god for any oxford or lace shoe. not good for a loafer or other slip on since they are deep on top - come all the way to the "tongue " of the shoe and can be seen. try to match the color to the shoe since they doo peek out a bit at the back. I'll likely get more.
I can't tell you how many pairs of socks I purchased and then returned. It just seems so easy - right we buy damn near everything from China, and everything runs "SMALL" but not socks. So for those of us who have small feet, having the heal of the sock come up to my ankle is so irritating! Finding a "NO SHOW" thicker warm sock nearly impossible to find - website after website. These socks are pretty close to what I was looking for, they could be a little thicker and a little smaller but I haven't washed them and run them through the dryer 5 or 6 times to see just where the final size fit.
Great socks! I highly recommend sizing down... I actually read another review that said it and basically ignored. I should have ordered 1 size down. I'm a 9.5 so I guess I thought it would be fine but, anyway the socks work they just bunch up a little in the heal, no big deal!!
These socks are wonderful; they are not thin like most liner socks. My problem with them is that they are a little bit too big (I wear a 7 or 7.5 shoe). The heel didn't fit snugly on my foot, so when I put my shoe on the sock rode up above the shoe. I tried a couple of different ways of putting them on with the shoes, but it wasn't meant to be for me. Otherwise would give a glowing review.;
These are very comfortable and thick, but I did find that they slide off the back of my feet a little bit. I’ve only worn them with my boots so far, going to try them with my sneakers and see how they work. But if you’re looking for no-show socks that are warmer and more durable than the usual these are great!
These socks are very good quality, but not exactly non-slip. Because they are so low-cut, making them "non-slip" may be impossible when wearing them in any enclosed shoe. Had they lived up to the "non-slip" advertisement, I would have happily given them 5 stars' however, I gave them 4 stars for speedy shipping, good customer service, and overall quality (e.g., materials socks are made of...) of the socks.