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Old 02-19-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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Mine seem to get huge holes in the heel after only a month, tired of buying the jumbo packs of white socks (Hanes) that I wear around the house. Can anyone recommend a mens sock that will hold up particularly around the heel but is cost-effective for around the house?

Thank you.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Are you talking athletic socks?

I get large packs of ones made by athletic shoe companies at outlets like TJ Maxx. They usually carry Puma and New Balance branded athletic socks, a few others, and they are thicker, more padded, tighter weave, and hold up better than a Hanes or similar. They'd last forever for around-the-house wear. With Hanes, etc., you'll just constantly replace holey socks. The brands I listed tend to stay mire snugly fitted to the foot and don't stretch out during wear, as Hanes tend to. When socks get a little loose with wear, they're more likely to catch on things and tear. Looser weave, thinner socks just have a shorter shelf life.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:11 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Hanes anything are not good quality anymore. I buy almost all of my clothes including socks from Costco. I pay no attention to the brand, because everything I have gotten from them has been great.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:19 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I must say I bought some puma socks and they tore up rather quickly and did not last me 6 months . I'm sorry but my wal mart socks lasted longer than the puma .So from now on I will buy my old wal mart standbys .
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Moving Back To Cary
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I had the same sock issue. Even expensive socks would be ruined after a few weeks. The only thing that worked for me was buying slippers to wear around the house.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:01 AM
 
Location: UK & Pakistan
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You can buy soft slippers rather than buying socks as slippers are better option than buying expensive socks
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:08 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Any 100 percent wool sock should be very durable. I have several pairs - imported from Scotland and not really cheap - but they'll last for many years, even though I wear them in lieu of slippers around the house.

Gold toe brand socks are also durable, I've found.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:47 PM
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Mine seem to get huge holes in the heel after only a month, tired of buying the jumbo packs of white socks (Hanes) that I wear around the house. Can anyone recommend a mens sock that will hold up particularly around the heel but is cost-effective for around the house?

Thank you.
Check out the Gap...i bought some ankle high socks that i wear around the house....still comfy and no real signs of wear after almost 3 yrs now....be on the lookout for sales.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:09 PM
 
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Mine seem to get huge holes in the heel after only a month, tired of buying the jumbo packs of white socks (Hanes) that I wear around the house. Can anyone recommend a mens sock that will hold up particularly around the heel but is cost-effective for around the house?

Thank you.
Clarks. Order them from Clarks (they also have walk in stores). Their socks carry a lifetime warranty, if they wear out they give you a new pair. They fit well, have different types with some being very "cushiony" while others are more for dress.

If you wear them through, at least you get a new pair for nothing.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Just don't get cotton socks; they get stretched out.
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