We have been requested to review the best diabetes socks in the market – and we took the challenge.
We have prepared a compiled list of the top products available, and we’ll present them with testimonials
and a guide chart below.
Have a great read!
Diabetes Socks Guide Chart
Why is the price so high here? I just don’t understand. I use Amazon a lot. In most cases, their prices are lower than I can find anywhere locally. Even if the price is the same, I will still go with the covenience of having the items arrive at my door.
This is really a first. I have purchsed these identical socks at two local stores and they were both considerably less expensive. Who knows?
As for the socks, they are great. They are very well cushioned and have no bothersome toe seem. They do not bind on the calf and they stay up reasonably well.
Until Amazon lowers the price, buy them elsewhere.
Although I’m not diabetic I have some water retention problems. After a long flight back to the U.S. from South America a few weeks ago I could see that my feet were very swollen and the elastic in the normal socks I used had left a very deep and uncomfortable impression in my legs. I decided to try diabetic socks to see if they were more comfortable. I’m happy to say that these are very comfortable. I was concerned they might slide down easily if they didn’t have much elastic, but they stay up just fine. They do have elastic in the tops, but they cling to your legs gently and don’t cut into you anywhere as much as standard socks. These socks also seem to be sturdy and durable. All in all a good buy, and really no more expensive than standard socks!
I am REALLY picky about socks, partly because my feet are so sensitive. Left foot had joint surgery, right foot is trashed from back surgery gone bad – five hammertoes in one sock!
Anyway, these socks are so comfy. During the summer months I wore Walgreen’s brand of diabetic socks because they are thinner and therefore cooler. Well, and they are cheap. But the quality was way lower, too. The Scholl’s are comfy and then some. A little thicker so they are perfect after August. My new favorites =D
These socks are great. They seem to be of a better quality and are more durable than other diabetic socks I’ve tried. I wear a size 11 extra wide shoe. I chose the 13-15 size and it was an excellent choice since I’m old-fashioned enough to like socks that extend well up over my ankles. They are not constricting at all which is the reason I buy diabetic socks. No problem with them slipping down, even on my daily 5 mile walks. I was impressed enough with these socks to buy another dozen.
I have spent my entire life in socks. First, the military until I retired. Then, the corporate world until I retired again. Socks were always a mandatory evil for appearance. I hated almost all socks since they never wanted to stay up, and those that did were always too tight. Now, I’m in my later years and have diabetes coupled with peripheral vascular disease and have multiple problems with edema and neuropathy in my legs and feet. I really hated to wear socks, especially since they all made that nice tight indentation ring around my ankles and calves that really is painful. Most men know what I am talking about. There was nothing in any department store that was worth anything. In my search for help, I ran a computer search for diabetic socks expecting to find nothing. Luckily, I found these Physician’s Choice Diabetic Socks that seemed to address all of my concerns. These are the perfect socks for me. They are super comfortable, they are medium weight, they are NOT TIGHT around you leg and do not leave a mark. Yeah, no more pain from tight socks. Yes, they DO stay up as advertised. The price is great, the product is great, they are made in the great USA. Please do your feet a favor and and order these today with confidence. You have my personal guarantee that you will not regret your purchase.
I’ve been trying to find the “right” diabetic sock for me. I tried several different brands like Wigwam’s and several others.. I picked up a pair of the Dr. Scholl’s white diabetic crew socks at Wal-Mart. They are the best I’ve found so far. They stay up..they do not get loose in the foot or sloppy..they really cushion the foot..The seem at the toe is unnoticeable, they’re very comfortable, they hold up after the several times they’ve been washed now. They’re hard to find though. Especially in the white crew sock. Even Wal-Mart had only the one package and I’ve been back since and still no white crews. I just ordered four packages from Amazon and was happy to find them. By the way, I would recommend this sock not just for diabetics..They’re great for anyone who is concerned about good circulation to your feet..They leave no marks or impressions on your ankles when you remove them and putting them on is a breeze.
Never thought I’d be writing about socks but these have made a hit for me and the Mrs. These are roomier in the foot than many size 8-11’s, very good cotton padding for wicking moisture from the feet and the toe band does not dig into your skin. Probably the biggest selling point is the loose fitting but not droopy ankle bands. The good Dr. S. is not paying the designer of these enough. I found them in several stores but supplies were scarce. They seem to be a big hit with diabetics, arthritics or the large but beautiful legged. I’ve also bought the black sets of 1/4 crew and crew lengths for work as they defininatly do not constrict your ankle or lower leg.
My husband is diabetic and asked my to look for diabetic socks for him. When they arrived, they felt so soft I had to try them myself. I have very sore large toes and the seam that goes over the top really, really make them hurt more. They felt sooo good I’m still wearing them. (Not the same pair, naturally!) They do have a toe seam, but it seems to just melt into the sock, so I don’t feel them until I put on shoes, but even then, the seam seems to melt right into the sock itself. Now, when I’m not wearing stockings, I wear his diabetic socks. I had to order more because there were not enough for both of us to wear clean ones every day. They are sooo soft.
When I need socks, I always shop here because the quality of the socks are excellent and are very comfortable. They have helped me greatly when my legs swell up. They stay up and do not get so tight on my calf that it leaves an indention like other socks have. I give these socks and this company two thumbs up.
I have what have unkindly been called “cankles”– really thick ankles leading into my calves. The elastic of most socks grips my ankles way too tightly/leaves painful dents where circulation is cut off. These socks are the answer to my problem. I have worn them almost exclusively (in white and black) just about every day for several years. I am really surprised to see reviews citing quality issues. I have large feet, and over something like 5 years of wearing these I have never bought a pair that seemed too small. They have never slipped down into my shoes as one reviewer lamented, either. Quality has overall been very good–most pairs have lasted for years with regular washing, although maybe 1 out of 10 pairs has developed a hole along the bottom of the foot with heavy use.
What I love about these socks (besides the non-constricting ankles, which are the main attraction):
-Padding all around the foot, especially along the bottom of the foot and over the arch makes most boots and shoes more comfy
-Nice fit (I have never had problems with bunching around the toes or heel, unlike many sports socks)
-Overall softness– they just feel nice and comforting on the skin
-Stretchy, self-adjusting, non-binding material – the opposite of snug trouser socks/other constricting socks
-Casual and comfortable for all day wear, work with leather boots or sneakers
-Work well through four seasons
In short, I love them. The only time I would wear another sock might be during hard core hiking, when specialized socks can prevent blisters, or when it is -15 degrees outside and really thick wool socks are needed in a cold house/outdoors.
I’m not a diabetic; however, when I wear regular socks I end up with an imprint of it on my skin, especially where the top of the sock sits on my leg. These socks solve the problem and they are very comfortable. I also haven’t had a problem with them sliding down.
Having been a diabetic for quite a number of years, I have often balked at paying the ridiculous price asked for diabetic socks. I think that it’s hwy robbery for a store to charge $10 + for a pair of socks – just because they are for diabetics. I finally grew tired of socks that cut off my circulation though and thought I would give these a try as they were more reasonably priced (in comparison to other diabetic socks). Boy am I glad I did.
These socks are soft and cushioned. do not bind my legs (even when my legs have swollen) but yet stay up. I am extremely happy with them. I hope they last. I will be buying more and replacing my current sock drawer contents, Goodwill, here they come!!!
Concluding It All
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