questionsis it to much to just ask for socks from santa ?

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Are you wearing shoes or just walking around with nothing but socks on?

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socks? we just banned a ton of socks a few months ago!

but really have you tried socks made for running or for better circulation? Both of those are usually much better made.

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When the sock-heel wears first and/or quickly, it often indicates a problem with the fit of the shoe or boot. I used to have the same difficulty, and it was resolved with little U-shaped stick-on felt pads that wrapped around the inside of the shoe's heel surface to sort of "thicken" it so it fit more snugly on my foot. I have no idea if they're still made, though.

Also, do you have any problem with dried or calloused skin on your heels? That can create an extra amount of wear on the socks.

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Maybe check out Dick's sporting goods. They have a six pack of Nike Dri-Fit crew socks, buy one, get one half-off and with free shipping. (For some reason or another I couldn't get the link to post right, here). Anyway, I like Nike crew socks.

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@drivebypaint: I saw this at amazon today. Crew gold toe socks which I think are pretty good.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002TOZ1E?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=vxMx-mBNEeOZA-r7UEsVTA0_w6Vr3_mbQ_0_0

If you wear a regular size men's sock, 11.24 for a six pack is pretty good price.

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Try the Goldtoe brand. Specifically, the 6-packs of athletic-type socks, available in both white and black. They can be found at most department stores - definitely at JCP and Kohls. Most comfortable socks I've ever worn. The black one work with dress shoes and pants, and the white ones work with sneakers. They have fairly thick padding in the heels, and hold up very well to wear.

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I agree with magic cave. It sounds like your heal is moving around too much inside the shoe. This movement causes friction between the sock and insole; friction causes the sock to wear-down. Are you working or running? Boots or tennis shoes? Have you tried new insoles for the shoe?

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I used to complain about getting socks and underwear for Christmas. Then I became a dad and discovered that boys socks are friggen expensive. So now I understand why these were thrown in as presents from Santa

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My spell checker and grammar correction system just exploded. Way to go!

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I'll second the Gold Toe brand. I have simple needs, but these hold up fairly well. If you go around in just socks, you may have an issue with how you walk on carpets that could be addressed, but otherwise those are the socks that have held up the best for me.

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Thank you all for a response about socks ... I have had the gold toe ones in the past and they were ok for my off work days. But not my work days when i go from my duty boot 2 fire boot many times over. I think its more the fire boot due to having a bigger calf . Some of my co-workers use a wool winter sock in the fire boot. And that is whole diff. story. Thats the price you have 2 pay as to be a volunteer firefighter.

Thank you :)

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I always ask for t-shirts and underwear

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If loose fire boots are the culprit, sticking wool felt insoles in them could help. (As a bonus, they insulate, add comfortable padding, and wick moisture.) Here's a link, but you might find them locally at stores that sell outdoor equipment, work gear, or military surplus. http://www.constructiongear.com/lacrosse-boot-insoles-wool-6mm-902001.html?utm_source=googlepepla&utm_medium=adwords&id=29584836263&utm_content=pla&gclid=CLOpv9eGqbsCFUgS7AodwhAAhA

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@ginawoot: WOW I like this idea and only $4 "THANK YOU "

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A little late to the party but another vote for Gold Toe. I have worn a lot of other socks but those have been the best compromise between thickness and durability. The last time I picked some up was from Famous Footwear and they were doing a "Buy One, get one 50% sale".