A thread on one of my biggest #lifehacks and changing SOC(k) compliance standards:
Over 20 yrs ago I decided to standardize on one type of sock: white cotton Haynes with grey toe and heel and red toe stitching. While I own dress and boot socks, 99.9% of the time I wear these socks.
There are many benefits to this approach:
* No need to mate socks
* If a sock has a hole, throw it away and grab another from the drawer
* Due to family, I haven't ever had to buy these socks myself
My grandmother passed away two Christmases ago and as I opened my last package of socks from her, my mom assured me that they had worked out before her death that my mom would take over the tradition.
I mention all of this because now with Haynes's cost-cutting measures, these socks are wearing out much more quickly than past designs so I'm starting to wonder whether one package/yr is enough. With a fresh package in my drawer, I guess I can worry about that next year...
@kyle perhaps a change in sock brands is in order? I have been impressed with Fruit of the Loom sock quality.
Here's a recommendation.
Consider the choice of Smartwool medium weight hiking socks which are long lasting and machine washable/air dry. I am wearing some which are several years old.
I do recognize they are much more expensive than any brand of cotton socks, but their longevity overcomes that cost difference and my foot doctor and endocrinologist also recommend them.
@kyle I have noticed that socks have gotten thinner over time