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Jan 06

Getting old & squishy socks

So one of the problems of aging is that one becomes dessicated. So much so, in fact, in my case, that in the winter my poor little heels become wounded from it. This causes a small litany of problems, not the least of which is that they hurt! (They also snag my stockings, which is just plain uncool).

Enter Bath & Bodyworks. They have these moisture-releasing, gel-lined socks that (theoretically) work miracles for dry feet such as mine. In a buy-one-get-one-free frenzy (I also got the gloves) I bought them.

They are incredibly odd. First there’s the fact that they are tube socks. I haven’t worn tube socks since I was about 10 and put on one of my little brother’s by accident. They weird my feet out. No heels?! No arch?!? No shaping to take into consideration that my foot bends at the ankle?! Argh! This confuses my feet to no end, with the result that I normally just can’t stand the feel of them on my feet.

But this is for a worthy cause, so…

Thing two: the gel lining. Squishy and somewhat like you’ve got your foot inside a small creature’s innards. Slightly abnormal when you’re just lying in bed; incredibly odd when you’re walking around on them. Step. Squidge. Step. Squidge. Kinda cool. Kinda ewwwwwww!

Will let you know how they actually work (still TBD), but did want to report on early impressions of wearing the little beasts.

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2004/01/06/getting-old-squishy-socks/

3 comments

  1. jason0x21

    Thing two: the gel lining. Squishy and somewhat like you’ve got your foot inside a small creature’s innards. Slightly abnormal when you’re just lying in bed; incredibly odd when you’re walking around on them. Step. Squidge. Step. Squidge. Kinda cool. Kinda ewwwwwww!

    Like bunny slippers, made from real bunnies.

    1. gina

      OMG!

      That’s it! Eww! Ewww!

      Too bad they’re not furry on the outside… just plain ‘ole sock material.

  2. ex_shemaiah

    I’ve been having similar fet issues. I am glad to hear of something I may be able to try out to remedy the problem.

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