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Entirely nylon sweaty, smelly mess,
This review is from: Gold Toe Men's 3-Pack Metropolitan Over the Calf Dress Socks (Apparel)
I've ordered and appreciate several other versions of Gold Toe brand over-the-calf socks, including the (sadly discontinued) Auro series, black athletic socks, and the AquaFX socks (very nice). These Metropolitan socks, however, are awful in every situation I've tried. In cool & dry dress shoes they are slippery, and too thin to provide any cushion or abrasion resistance. In heavier shoes or when walking any distance, they become a sweaty mess because nylon is non-absorbent and provides no wicking or in-shoe airflow. I've never before had problems with my feet smelling bad, but after a week of these nylon disasters, my shoes started to smell because moisture-wise these socks are as good as going barefoot. Eeew. I threw them away, disinfected my shoes, and went back to a cotton blend.
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Initial post: Feb 8, 2010 1:42:29 PM PST
JEFF Blue says:
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2010 1:02:30 PM PST
Jon E. says:
Not sure why I should see a doctor, when the problem was with the socks. Maybe if I walked barefoot more and had thick callouses I wouldn't have a problem, but that's hardly a solution. Throwing these socks away made the entire problem go away. Nylon socks = slippery, more sweat, more wear on shoes. Cotton or wool blend socks = little or no sweat, no damage to shoes. With or without the "Metropolitan" branding, men's nylon socks are cheap junk (unless you're looking for medical pressure socks for poor leg circulation).
Posted on Nov 1, 2011 5:11:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 1, 2011 5:12:44 PM PDT
I have worn these socks for years with every type of shoe and never had this problem. I do not use them when I am hiking or walking in running shoes -- I agree that you would need an absorbant sock for that. Guess everybodies physiology is different.
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