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The most painful socks ever!
March 5, 2018
I don't often write reviews, but I feel it's my civic duty to warn others.
The Good: they are cute socks and they weren't nearly as thin as I was expecting from reading other reviews. I had no complaints about looks or thickness.
The Bad: OMG, they hurt! Thankfully I put a pair on to sleep in (cold feet) the night before embarking on my epic walking day. When I first put them on I was pleased. They looked nice, fit great, and I could feel the grippy stuff that would keep them from slipping into one's shoe. The problem was 7 hours later when I woke up the back of my ankle (Achilles tendon area) was in so much pain. They had gouged into ankle enough to leave a groove. A painful groove that took a good 10-15 minutes to stop hurting after I took the socks off. And probably 20-25 minutes before the red marks/groove went away.
There is a chance that these socks wouldn't cause the same kind of issues worn standing up/walking, but I wasn't going to take the chance!
For reference, I wear a size 8.5 shoe, have a slightly wider toe box (but not enough where I have ever needed wide shoes), and narrow heels/ankles.