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American women have muscles in their calves
on November 24, 2009
These men's socks are "below the knee". Well, below the knee I measure 12 inches and at the widest part of my calf I am 13 inches (all muscle). The upper rib on these socks (unstretched) measures only 7 1/2 inches.
The top of the sock stretched to 13 inches on me, but were SO tight below my knee that they cut off my circulation!
So, I took my sharp pairs of shears and cut the elastic off. Now they fit comfortably without the elastic, and surprisingly, also stay up on my calves. I can fold down the top 1/8 inch and stitch on my machine and wear this pair.
However, I haven't decided whether to keep the other 4 pairs I ordered. They're expensive considering that, in order to wear them comfortably, I have to modify them so severely.
A size large does fit a women's size 9 1/2 foot nicely.