• How to find socks with actual heel padding —  Hint: You have to turn them inside out

    Most so-called "padded socks" on the market usually provide too much thickness in the areas you don't need it (toe box and sole) and annoyingly underpad the outer heel walls.

    A big secret: the only way to learn how a sock is structured is to turn it inside out.

  • What are “specialty socks” and why are they more expensive?

    One question we're sometimes asked is why Skinnys cost what they do, when generic socks can be had for a few bucks a pair.

    It really comes down to what it takes to produce Skinnys and the fact that they're manufactured in more limited quantities.

    They're a little pricier, but you won't find this type of product anywhere else.

  • Why do shoes slip at the heel?

    Simply put, most shoe manufacturers design their shoes for "average" heels, even though around 25% of us would benefit from a slimmer-designed heel cup.

    For those of us in the narrower group, off-the-shelf shoes often have heel cups that just have too much space—too much air—leaving a gap between the shoe and our heel. For non-padded shoes (dress shoes, loafers, boat shoes, etc.), there's even less room for error. And so our shoes slip off our feet.

  • Will extra-thick no-show socks tighten my shoe fit?

    Why are all no-show socks paper thin, and could they be used to make loose shoes fit a bit tighter?

    For those of us who need a tighter shoe fit—because we blister in our heels or because our feet pop up or slip out of our shoes—thin socks simply won't cut it.

    We need the most padded no-show socks we can find, especially in the heel area!

  • A new way to prevent blisters (and slipping) in loafers and boat shoes

    For some of us, loafers and Sperrys never seem to "break in", and they rub blisters onto our heels every single time we wear them. Either our feet don't develop thick enough calluses to protect our skin, or the shoes simply aren't able to conform to our feet.

    Most people try hacking the shoes with pads or insoles, or using "moleskin" or band-aids that come off with sweat.

    But for our founder, none of these slip-on blister hacks ever worked, and he set out to solve the problem another way.

  • How to Prevent Vans from rubbing blisters into your heels and ankles

    Why do your heels rub in Vans? Usually because Vans come in "standard" sizes for "typical" foot shapes. But many different people have foot shapes that are just different enough that it causes a foot-shoe mismatch. "Just breaking them in" doesn't always work.
  • Cushioned no-show socks: A life-saver for narrow feet and heels

    Traditional no-show socks lack the targeted heel-padding and heel-surrounding silicone grip we narrow-footed people need to fit into "standard" shoes. In this post, we'll explore the numerous benefits of heel-cushioned no-show socks and how they can enhance your daily life if you have narrow feet or heels.
  • Should you wear socks with loafers?

    (Maybe YES if you're blistering) Loafers, those stylish and versatile slip-on shoes, are a wardrobe staple for many. However, the question remains:...
  • What type of Skinnys are right for me?

    Our socks come in two styles: Skinnys Performance hidden "sneaker cut" no-shows Skinnys Invisibles secret "liner cut" no-shows Try each of thes...