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#1 of 14 Old 11-11-2008, 12:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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That are not wool. I am very allergic to wool.

We keep the thermostat down in the winter to save on money. Any suggestions on where I can find super warm socks that are not made of wool? I have checked all of our local thrift and regular stores. I can't come up with anything thick and heavy enough.

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i have a pair of fleece socks i got at a shoe outlet store for cheap. they're so soft and warm (wool makes me sooooo itchy)! i bet you could find some for cheap if you watch at discount stores.
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If you can't wear wool, then my next recommendation would be silk or a silk blend. It has many of the same thermal properties as wool. Not sure where you would find them, though.

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Can you wear alpaca? Mmmm toasty.

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I second fleece socks, they are the best. I get them from Sierra Trading Post, they are much cheaper than anywhere else. Sometimes REI has them for cheap also.

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I agree with the pp's that suggested fleece. I can't do wool either, but I have several pairs of fleece socks that I absolutely love. They're pretty easy to find, too, I've even seen them at Walgreens for pretty cheap.

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Have you tried wearing regular socks under wool socks? Thats what I had to do to keep the wool from touching my skin.

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bass pro shops has some yummy warm fleece socks...cute patterns too!

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Don't the fleece socks make your feet all sweaty?
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Silk sock liners under cotton socks. The liners are whisper thin, just like silk long johns.
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While I hate socks and rarely wear them, I do have some of the fleece kind and they are nice & toasty.
I don't get sweaty feet from them, but I have such poor circulation, my feet are always frozen and numbish.

I have gotten pairs for dh and myself at TJMaxx-they are cheap there, they have tons of colors/patterns right now.
My only issue with them is they are deadly on our ceramic tiles and wood floors.
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I don't like fleece socks, I find they are really slippery (even on carpet, and definitely inside shoes/boots) and make my feet sweaty (not breathable enough). I got my mom a pair of down filled slippers from LL Bean last year for Christmas and she loves them.

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My only issue with them is they are deadly on our ceramic tiles and wood floors.
Use fabric paint (the puffy kind) to paint on the bottom of the socks- it makes them no-slip socks for practically nothing! (works on cotton socks as well)

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Um, don't laugh at me, but check the boy scouts.

As a mom to 2 scouts, we have a few pair around, and I own some myself. They aren't "pretty", but they also aren't wool, and your feet will be toasty.

I think this is what I have: Scout Socks I'd have to see them, you can go to a local scout store and ask about them too, or ask Customer Service on that site.

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