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No Show socks

Heading to England, Italy, France and Spain in mid September for 5 weeks and looking for advice on ladies no show socks.

I’m taking a pair of Ecco 7 shoes which I find comfortable, but am struggling to find a suitable no show sock to wear with them. The ones I’ve tried either slip off my foot, don’t stay up at the heel or don’t provide enough coverage on the top of the foot.

I’d love to hear from anyone who can recommend a sock that has worked for them. Thank you.

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28127 posts

I you don't succeed before you arrive you will have no problem finding plenty of no-show socks here and in Europe. They are all the fashion.

Posted by
35 posts

Thanks Nigel. Plenty of them here too, but not sure which brand is recommended by travellers on this forum.

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I use Gekks. Worked very well for me with the particular shoe I had. I recommend them highly.

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I use Wright socks with my Alegria Essence and Brooks shoes. They’re no blister socks with a heel tab so they don’t slide down to irritate your heel.
They’ll show with a dressier type shoe. I didn’t look up your Ecco shoes. There’s a thread from a couple months ago that suggested putting a “footsie” sock upside down over the shoe’s insole instead of wearing the sock.

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2281 posts

Eddie Bauer has some, and they have worked very well for me.

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It seems that I can buy the Smartwool socks in Australia and they have good reviews on one retailers website.

The Ecco 7’s by the way are a sneaker type shoe with plenty of support.

I did read the post about covering the insole with the sock which is a great idea for ballet flats. I’m after something however, that will protect the top of the foot and heel from rubbing.

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I’ve had good luck with Bombas. Not cheap, but the heels don’t slip down in my shoes like other brands of no-shows. They are cotton, not merino wool, but they dry overnight if hand-washed.

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I like the Asics no show thin socks. They are wild colors but they work for me.

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I like smartwool and icebreakers. I usually buy them from Sierra Trading Post, as they have some good sales.

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2329 posts

I love Smartwool and have the no-show as well as crew styles. My older no-shows are perfect and never slide or bunch, but the new pairs I bought recently have really irritated me--constant bunching and yanking back up over my heel. Some reviews on Amazon indicate people think the sizing has changed a bit, so I will try the large instead of medium.

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I have the No Nonsense brand from Costco and been very pleased with them. Some have a pull tab at the back and others do not. No problems with slippage or bunching. Also, they are the which is great for summer. Also, I wear the Taos Mos Star sneaker and highly recommend it. Great arch support and a somewhat fashionable lace up sneaker, not an athletic shoe. Comes in a variety of colors.

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Thank you for the suggestions. The Smartwool socks definitely sound worth trying and I can buy them in Australia.

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My wife wears the Smartwool style that LIZinPA included the link to. They are low enough to wear with her boat shoes. Sockaddict.com has a sale now and they are 30% off. They have two models of this no show height. We both wear Smartwool and Darn Tough, mostly Darn Tough as we have found that they last longer and have a lifetime guarantee. We get all our socks online at Sockaddict or Gobros.com with no problems but I have found over the last year Sockaddict to have better prices and sales than Gobros.

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Another plug for Smartwool no-show socks. Both my husband and I have ECCO 7 and they are ready to pack for our upcoming trip. As others have remarked- comfortable, do not slide down, durable, plenty of coverage and light weight! BTW we love Australia!

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Thanks jschandler- sounds like we have a few things in common!

I’ve found the Ecco 7 shoes very comfortable so far and my Smartwool socks are on the way.

Sizing seems to be an issue - plenty of reviews mention that the socks are larger than expected, so I’ve left enough time to exchange them if need be.

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As far as sizing for Smartwool, I wear a 5.5/36eu in ECCO 7's and a size 7 in Asics Sneakers.
That said, I find the M Smartwool fits fine. No issues with slipping down. If I bring a pair of ballet flats I can wear them with or without a no show sock. A HUE light weight no show sock works well with my ballet flats for evening. Sounds like your research is spot on! Hope you share a trip report when you return.

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I like the Skyba no show socks. They're padded, have coverage on the top and a special heel stitch/ grip so they don't slide down at all.

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I will join those who like the Smartwool Hide and Seek no-show socks. I just returned from a 3-week Europe trip and wore them with my sneakers for city walking. Lots of walking. They have a silicone gripper in the heel that keeps them from slipping.

I could only find them in size M but that seems to fit my size 36-37 (Eu size) foot just fine. Now I see Amazon has them in S as well and I may try those.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LB6ZZHO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Bombas are the only no-show socks that don't slip down off my heels. Highly recommended!

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Sperry makes some really nice ones - they cover enough of the top of your foot if you're wearing boat shoes, but not too much (like some socks out there). they're very comfortable too!

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Following so many recommendations, I decided to purchase the Smartwool socks. They arrived today.

As far as sizing goes - my Ecco 7 sneakers are European size 40. The medium size sock fits me well. Not too tight in the toe and enough coverage for the heel at the back.

They feel soft and certainly make the sneaker even more comfortable to wear, particularly on the top of my foot.

Thank you everyone for your advice.

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I also use Bombas, and I've tried most brands out there. They usually stay up all day.

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I’m now on the last leg of the trip that prompted my original question about socks. After so many helpful suggestions, I thought I would report back on which socks made the grade.

I ended up taking 3 different brands of no show socks with me. The most comfortable and durable brand were the Smart wool socks. The worst brand was Ecco, with both pairs getting holes in the toes after only a few wears.

I’m so impressed with the Smart wool socks that I’m planning to buy more in different style for everyday wear. Absolutely no connection to the company, just glad that people on this forum introduced the brand to me.

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I've tried a bunch and they either slip down in back or are too tight. Bombas are the only ones that work for me but I'll have to give the Smartwools a try too! Thank you for the update!