Since moccasins and slippers have come back into style the past few years, the no-show socks have been sprouting up everywhere. I guess people started to realize that wearing slippers out and about, with no socks, might end up with some smelly slippers.
I have four pairs of those moccasin/slippers that I wear far too often, and at inappropriate times (like after it snows). But I love being able to slip my feet into something comfy and not have to tie them. I usually wear socks, though (which, apparently is not fashionable). I have issues with going sockless in shoes, though. If I’ve got flip-flops on, that’s another thing, but when my foot is in a shoe I get weird creepy feelings between my toes. Kind of like walking in the basement in the dark, but it’s my feet that are in a dark place that I can’t see where crumbs or spiders might be.
I was excited to try the no-show socks.
I was disgusted at how much they cost, considering they are about 1/4 of a sock.
I delayed in purchasing them.
I broke down and bought some from Wal Mart. I brought them home, tried them on, and hated them within five minutes. They should have called them No Stay On Socks instead, because they would either sling-shot off my foot, or nearly immediately creep off when I put my shoes on. It bothers me worse to have a sock slip down in a shoe than to be wearing no socks at all.
I tried the socks every which way, inside out, and with different shoes. I gave up. I put them in a bag to return. I waited. Contemplated this whole no-show sock craze.
One day I was at Kohls and saw some no-show socks there that claimed to be new and improved. I gave them a try.
They feel great, fit well, and they don’t slip off!
However, they also don’t hide very well.
I wore them at work anyway, since I knew they wouldn’t get seen and they really are comfortable. They are also obnoxiously there. Not cute. Not fashionable.
I made a stop at Aldi and took them off outside, leaving them in the car. Despite the fact that they made my feet feel much nicer in my shoes, I didn’t want to look like the crazy old lady who wears knee-high nylons with her shorts, thinking nobody can see the tops of them.