Polo Ralph Lauren Liner Socks (3-Pack) (Men)
polo is the best but this socks are great because are so sofly
My trendy size 11 shoe son has been wearing these no-show socks for a couple of years. I bought them for my size 12W husband to wear with leather 'loafers' during the summer. He hesitated saying they were way too small - but said he'd try them 'around the house.' Much to my surprise, I had to purchase several more packs as they turned out to be the only sock he wore all summer long. Now this husband demands everything be a comfortable fit. The adhesive heel kept the sock from slipping and the sock covered his toes while not showing when wearing leather slip-ons. They laundered well - I tossed them in a zippered mesh bag and air dried. Santa is putting several pairs in my husband's stocking. It's great they come in khaki & black.
Cotton peds, not "no show" socks
I bought these under the category of "no show" socks. They are peds by another name. They barely wrap around my toes and heel of my size 11 feet. Because the material just covers the heel, I find that the elastic is digging into my achillies tendon and irritating it when I walk. The elastic also bothers the knuckles of my feet since it sits just over that area as well. If you can deal with the elastic running over areas where friction is created when walking and you want a bare minimum of lining for your feet, these might be ok, especially since everyone's feet are different. They are overpriced for what you get, but I imagine most interested shoppers will think the price point is satisfactory, which I'm sure is part of the manufacturer's pricing strategy. I have other "no show" socks that are more substantial and rise a little further around the feet, providing more comfort. As a final, positive note, I did appreciate the fact that I could buy these in a tan color, which makes them even less noticeable. I'll give them a second try with another pair of shoes.
I've tried several different no-show sock liners designed for men, as I prefer to wear them with my Vans, and I find most of them are just too big for a size 9.5 shoe size. While these socks are packaged to look like they would fit my size, tightly stretched over the cardboard, I was nothing but disappointed when I disassembled the packaging to find a large amount of extra heel material that only extended the sock size, and in reality, would probably fit a size 12 foot (at smallest). They advertise these to fit a men's size as small as 7.5... absolutely not! I will say, the material and structure of the sock seemed like it would be great, if only it weren't too big for my foot. After trying several brands of men's sock liners, I am sticking with the Vans or Journey's brands, they are the best fit for me!