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13-15 size is appreciated
on October 16, 2014
I wear shoes sized from 11.5 in a cowboy boot to 13 in some casuals styles. My running shoes are 12 4E. I buy these Gold Toe socks in the 13-15 range and find them very comfortable. The next size down are less comfortable for me.
One of the reviews I've read for this product indicates these aren't large enough for men with big calves. I have large calves and don't find these to be restrictive. I have dress socks that leave indentations on my leg by the end of the day but that hasn't been my experience with these Gold Toe Crew Socks.
In the most helpful negative review showing as of his writing, the reviewer complains first that the socks come up too high, but then goes on to describe how the socks shrank (see comment) and that the socks are now just basically crew socks. I guess I'm lost - aren't these supposed to be crew socks? Maybe he meant to write ankle socks? I don't know, but I'm left wondering why that review was helpful to others because it just left me confused.
Another reviewer commented on how these socks keep his feet warm. I guess that depends on your climate and the time of the year. I live in Chicago and we have cold winters and these socks aren't what I consider warm. They're not warm enough to wear around the house in the winter as the only thing covering my feet but they're fine with shoes. As a matter of fact, I have these on as I am writing this review (socks only, no shoes). It's about 50°F (equal to 10°C) outside and my feet are a bit cold.
My only dislike of these socks is that they don't have much padding on the heel. Some other cotton crews I have tried have thicker cotton on the soles. It's not an issue of comfort or warmth, but one of durability. I think these would last longer if they would beef up the material in the heel of the sock. That's always the first part of this sock to go and once the heel blows out on a sock it's finished.
Overall I think these are good socks. I appreciate that they come in larger sizes and I don't think this price is out of line for a larger size 3-pack of crews.