shoes and sox or stockings - page 2

Being an elderly nurse I was raised wearing white seamed nylons (yeah THAT old) Any way that became pantyhose and then knee high trouser sox. I have such a problem with sox that crawl into my... Read More

  1. by   RunningWithScissors
    Support socks don't crawl; heck, you have to peel them off at the end of the day.

    I myself prefer the JC Penney total support pantyhose (they even come in white, if you like). Once I started using the support socks, my varicocities came back with a vengence; now that I've had those taken care of, it's back to the support hose.
  2. by   cat-cat
    I wear light support pantyhose under my white pants. I always put on a pair of white tennis socks over them. So no nylon ankles are showing between shoe and pants. That creates a modest look. I never had any problems.
  3. by   masstudent
    I am looking for stockings/knee highs that don't have a built in heel. Does anyone know if they exist? I have a tiny foot and all the socks/knee highs I look at have the heel built in which would end up half way up my calf. I looked at several by NurseMates and other brand but didn't have any luck. Also, I noticed some people say they wear total support/light support pantyhose. Do those work as well for compression and do the knee high pantyhose work? Finally, do compression stockings make your feet feel better or can anyone recommend socks that help cut down on aching feet, again they have to come without a heel or in children's? Thanks.
  4. by   RNperdiem
    Stockings don't absorb sweat and make my feet feel slippery and damp. Crawly socks can be minimized by looking for socks with some lycra, or nylon in them. 100% cotton sounds great, but they have no elasticity and stretch out over time. Athletic socks with some elastic and a proper fit are worth their weight in gold. Spend the money on them.
  5. by   TazziRN
    If you're talking about regular socks, I just wear crews or anklets. When I was in the ER I wore support hose and crews over that.
  6. by   ebear
    Good luck finding a sock/knee high without a heel! How the hell are you supposed to keep them on??? You may have better luck in the children's dept. if your foot is that small. Me---my feet are skiis!!! heehee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   masstudent
    Quote from ebear
    Good luck finding a sock/knee high without a heel! How the hell are you supposed to keep them on??? You may have better luck in the children's dept. if your foot is that small. Me---my feet are skiis!!! heehee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    There are socks/knee highs especially that exist without a heel, they are like tube socks but I haven't found any that are compression gradient. They basically stay up due to the band at the top. The lack of a heel doesn't affect this, think of most knee high nylons, usually they don't have heels but they also don't act as compressors. I don't know of anyone who makes compression gradient socks for kids. I have looked in the children's depts to no avail although I didn't expect to find any there.
  8. by   bigsyis
    I wear men's socks. They are longer and stay up better.
  9. by   sharlynn
    Quote from masstudent
    I am looking for stockings/knee highs that don't have a built in heel. Does anyone know if they exist? I have a tiny foot and all the socks/knee highs I look at have the heel built in which would end up half way up my calf. I looked at several by NurseMates and other brand but didn't have any luck. Also, I noticed some people say they wear total support/light support pantyhose. Do those work as well for compression and do the knee high pantyhose work? Finally, do compression stockings make your feet feel better or can anyone recommend socks that help cut down on aching feet, again they have to come without a heel or in children's? Thanks.
    I get mine from Silkies with no built in heel. They have a program where you can have them sent to you automatically every few months. Periodically I have to stop them because I get over-stocked ( yes, they also wear better than any others I found ). They'll wait 4-6 months and call to ask if I'm ready to start again. I've done this for years.
  10. by   masstudent
    Quote from sharlynn
    I get mine from Silkies with no built in heel. They have a program where you can have them sent to you automatically every few months. Periodically I have to stop them because I get over-stocked ( yes, they also wear better than any others I found ). They'll wait 4-6 months and call to ask if I'm ready to start again. I've done this for years.
    Thanks Sharylnn I will look into Silkies.

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