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!