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Wearever Womens Cotton Socks Mixed Feelings

Reviewing: Wearever Women's Cotton Socks  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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I would like to keep these socks, but they are way too big, and I don’t think they are 100% cotton as advertised.

Since I was placing a Miles Kimball order anyway in December, I decided to try their 100% cotton socks. After my hiking sock disaster of last summer (see Faded Glory Girl’s Crew Socks), I’m looking for something better. But I don’t think these are going to be it, even if they fit, which they don’t. I’m always on a quest for the perfect sock!

The good

These are lightweight plain socks, and the feature that really caught my eye is true. The catalog entry claimed “sewn in toes that feel seamless.” Well, this is really true. There is no big lump, or double lump at the ends of the toe seam. That alone makes me wish that they fit.

They come in black or white. I thought I ordered white, but guess I pushed the wrong button.

The bad

The package says 100% cotton and the catalog entry said “no elastic to restrict circulation.” They can’t be. The socks are very stretchy. I’ve looked on line, and although I can’t find a picture of the company logo, I’ve found other socks that are made by Wearever and they all say they are 70% cotton, 25% nylon, and 5% spandex. Could there be two companies that use the same brand name? I wouldn’t think so, but one is never sure about some of these things from China. Anyway, these socks are very stretchy, which makes me think they might have the same problem as the Faded Glory socks... slipping down over my heel all the time.

But the reason that I’m going to return them and not even give them a chance is that they are way too big for me. They come in medium- shoe size 5 - 7 and large for shoe size 7 ½ - 9. Well, I always have to check socks in real life because my feet are between girl’s and women’s sizes, and they are narrow. These would never do for someone who wears size 5 shoes unless their feet are very wide. Then they might be ok, but I think they would still be too long.

Another reason that I suspect the higher nylon content is that you can sort of feel that tiny bit of scratchiness in the fabric.

At any rate, I’m sending these back, but not because they are a bad product per se, they just aren’t what I am looking for.