Socks, But Not
March 18, 2007

It's quickly approaching that time of year again. What time could that possibly be? The time of year when we start digging through the closet to find the sandals, flip flops and other shoes that were relegated to the back of the closet when Winter started. This also means the season for shoes without socks is quickly approaching. Or, in my case, the season for the appearance of shoes without socks.

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the "Not Sock" or "Loafer Sock". If you're not, they're basically socks that look like a ballet slipper, so when you put a shoe on, it appears as though you're not wearing socks at all. As someone who simply cannot wear shoes without socks, the Not Sock is a fabulous thing.

However, they are not all created equal. Some of them stick out beyond the boundaries of the shoe. Some of them simply will not stay on and require adjustments throughout the day. Some are too thick, and some too thin. The only pair I've found that seem to work across the board are from Banana Republic. They're the right size to fit with any pair of Mary Janes I own, and they aren't too thick or too thin. They're perfect. Unfortunately, I bought them in 1999 and they've seen better days. I've made many attempts to replace them, but haven't found their equal. The Gap version is pretty close, but not quite perfect. So I'm turning to the internet for help.

Do you wear the Not Socks? If so, do you have a brand that you adore? A brand you hate? Please feel free to leave a comment. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would benefit from your advice or suggestions!



Subscribe by Email

Delivered by FeedBurner

© Whitney Brandt-Hiatt: All writing, images, and photogrpahy are the property of Whitney Brandt-Hiatt unless otherwise noted.