Although I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on a single pair of fine shoes — because my feet are worth it, and so are yours — I’ve never worried about socks.
Honestly, you really should overspend on feet. There isn’t much better advice than to take care of your feet.
And yet here I am writing this in disposable, thin, not particularly comfortable or nice, generic Hanes crew socks, and you’re probably reading it in worn out socks too.
Because socks are disposable. So why care? They wear out, you throw them out, get new ones. Nobody sees them. They are just transient pieces of cloth on feet.
But that’s wrong. Just because a product may not have a half-life in decades doesn’t mean it won’t impact your life.
Start wearing socks that are well made, from quality materials, and are comforable. My recommendation is Wigwam.
“Wigwam Mills, Inc. is proud to knit its socks in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.A., just for you because we care.”
In terms of pure comfort for lounging around the house in your socks, the Wigwam Men’s King Cotton Crew Length Crew Sock is without peer.
Super soft, super thick — like walking on a cloud, if clouds were composed of cotton and knit in Wisconsin.
The downside is they may in fact be too thick for your shoes, if you’re the kind of person who leaves the house.
Thickness of Wigwam King Cotton compared to a worn out existing sock
For a well made sock with a more normal thickness, I recommend the Wigwam Super 60 Crew, much more reasonably priced in 7-packs. Still well-made from high quality materials in the USA and more likely to fit in your shoes, but without the lush thickness.
Waking up and putting on a fresh pair of thick, comfortable socks is a small luxury within your grasp.
King Cotton Crew Length Crew Sock, ~$10 on Amazon.
Wigwam Super 60 Crew, ~$15 for 7-pack.