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Socks for us??

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Jo_the_boat, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not at that price :stop:
    Carol
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have never worn 'special socks' in my 29 years of diabetes, and at those prices............... it's a no.
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the same stuff as the gloves I bought for my Raynards - they don't work very well.
     
  5. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will be working in minus temps with no heating over the winter. Just bought a single pair of Marino wool knee length socks. They were £18 a pair. I always wear two pairs for winter work plus thick insoles but every now and then end up with alarming blue feet in the shower.
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I buy footwarmers from Hand warmers they stick under your socks just at the front of your foot worth a Google
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I can get three pairs of Tradies socks for $12.00.
     
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    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but I wanted something knee-length.
    Love the product description though.... "Everybody knows - Ladies Love Tradies - and they’ll love you even more in a pair of Tradie Socks. Our socks are designed specifically with Tradies in mind, ensuring there’s plenty of room to move, comfort and durability."
    That nearly swung it for me though! :)
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Here's one of their adverts.

     
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    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :) Good! I remember laughing at Nobby's Nuts adverts 20 + years ago. (they were peanut-type things, not underwear related!)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Working in minus must be so difficult, I hope your feet don't suffer too much this winter.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @Jo_the_boat - I spent part of yesterday shopping along with my OH, for thermies for both if us. M&S had a decent range, but actually Primark knocked them into a cocked hat on many levels.

    My OH hates wearing socks, per se, so thermal socks are quite a step out (pun intended) for him, but he rather likes the Primark ones. Many of the Primark socks have absolutely smooth toe seams, so minimising on the risk of rubbing.
     
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  13. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I need to do it (cash), I enjoy it and it keeps me exercising.
    Last year when the Beast From The East blew in it did get a bit chilly. I was working on a 200-year-old cottage with stone slab floors. It was like working on a glacier. I'd come home for lunch and sit with my feet of a microwave-warmed bean bag for an hour (carefully).
    Perhaps I should move over to Tipetoo's part of the world.
    Anyhow I'm going to give those socks a try, despite them not working for the Carols's Reynards hands.
    The hand warmer foot warmers have too many dodgy reviews, but thanks anyway.
     
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    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks that's very useful. I have a day spare today so may go hunting.
    I'm OK knees up. It's lower down with the circulation problems where I have to watch it.
    I do have some good thermals, the sort of thing the Beverly Hillbillies were seen parading around in!
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    WOW at that price I would want them to do my walking for me!!
    I have never bought and special socks in my 47 years as diabetic
     
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  16. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Its not just diabetes. It's PAD, haven't got much blood flow in my legs.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Jo - Due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. - we picked up the wrong USB cables), I was back in Primark this morning. This is an image of the socks I was talking about. They had some very, very thick ones, but I think anyone could struggle them to get them comfortably inside their usual footwear.

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    On my phone I can obviously expand the size to read the details, but at £4 maybe worth a punt?

    They had plain black, plain grey and a couple of striped options.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    In that case they are well worth the cash. I am currently looking at a heated vest for work. I work as a receptionist in a garage/MOT station. Luckily I work in the office BUT it is freezing in here during the winter (Autumn and spring as well on times lol)
     
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    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try merino wool socks. A good deal cheaper and very warm too
     
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    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I went and got some yesterday! My wife requested a couple of pairs too. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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