Reviews for Gold Toe Men's 656s Cotton Crew Athletic Socks, Multipairs
People say Gold Toe is really similar to Gold Toe.
Semi-Serious Sock Study : 21.5 Months
Spoiler: I liked Gold Toe the best! I wear white cotton crew socks basically every day, two pairs on workout days. I wear them with high-impact athletic shoes, work/walking shoes, and occasionally heavy work boots. I want them to last (no holes, no saggy tops), I want them to be comfortable, and I want a fair value for my money. So when I retired my old inventory nearly two years ago, I picked up five different brands of white crew socks. Durability: As I wore the socks, I tried to be very diligent about 'rotating stock' -- pulling socks to wear from the right-side of the drawer, putting in freshly-laundered ones on the left. In theory, they all received about the same amount of wear-and-tear. Wigwam (2/5): Unraveled at the top quickly -- after the first washing, three socks; after the third or fourth, almost every sock had loose tops. These thick socks took around a year before I started seeing holes in the toes or heel. Under Armour (4/5): Some unraveling around the 8 or 9 month mark, no holes until year two. Fruit of the Loom (3/5): Little unraveling, but heels thinned before the end of the first year, leading to holes. Hanes Cushion Crew (3/5): Modest unraveling, but moderate holes at toes and heels around the 9-12 month mark. Gold Toe Cotton Crew Athletic (5/5): Outstanding -- so far, no unraveling; two toe holes, one heel hole. Comfort: There's two factors for me -- first, softness; second, thickness/padding. Also, I'm not looking for a compression sock (like for w... Read More
They didn't invent the sock, but they did one heck of a job making them more comfortable.
I always thought socks were socks. Being a child of the 60s and 70s and living through striped tube socks that bunched up at the toes, I never gave socks much of a thought. They all hurt and stretched out to the point of using rubber bands to keep them up. No, we didn't throw things away until they literally fell apart. I mean I buy good socks now that no longer bunch at the toes or have a sewing seam in the most painful places, but most socks don't have those annoying traits any more. The last bunch I bought stretched out and were near impossible to clean. They held every stain that came out of most socks. However, even bleach was ineffective. So I searched again for more. I happened upon these socks and when they arrived, I put them on, not expecting anything special. I was wrong. These socks, although seemingly similar to all the other sucks I've purchased throughout the years felt immediately different. They are thicker on the bottom which is great for me due to severe neuropathy. I have little feeling in my feet, unless it's pain, then that pain is incredible. The pain is incredulous and indescribable in comparison to normal foot pain. I've had these socks for a few weeks and although my feet will never heal, I find these socks give my feet a better barrier from the cat food or cat toys that I step on in the middle of the night. They don't stretch out like other socks and I think the gray color is a nice difference from the ubiquitous white. They have gold tips, w... Read More
So many reviews for socks
The reviews are all over the map. I see no difference from this set of Gold Toe from the ones I had years ago. Same high quality. Some people are clearly getting counterfiet knock-offs, are leaving poor reviews as part of their agenda against this company or have abused their socks due to they just have tough jobs to perform. I ordered the black extended and now will order some white socks. Reading these reviews kills a little part of me every time. Gold Toe are high end socks and the price is super low at Amazon. Such an easy decision to purchase these if one doesn't get caught up in analysis paralysis.
High Quality in Hard to Find Colors for Socks of This Weight
Despite the fact that many people wear denim with athletic shoes, lightweight hiking boots etc. for casual outdoor wear, it's nearly impossible to find matching or complementary heavier than dress sock weight blue athletic style socks that you might want to wear in those circumstances. Fortunately this assortment of blue Gold Toe socks fits the bill: 1) Good athletic weight socks that work well with athletic shoes, lightweight hiking boots etc 2) Soft, comfortable and sweat absorbent. Although the cotton content in this assortment varies depending on the particular shade of blue, and I tend to prefer a high cotton content in these types of socks, even the colors with somewhat lower, but still good, cotton content are fine (you can see details of fiber content by color in the product listing). 3) Good assortment of blue shades all of which work well with different shades of denim. 4) Well made with great expected durability. While I've not had these that long, I've always found Gold Toe socks to be high quality and long lasting and have no reason to believe that these won't perform in the same manner over time. Naturally I will update this review if they fail to perform in the same way over time.
Cheated On Quality No more Polyester!
I find it hard to believe these socks were made with as much cotton as it claims, the sock also cut into my ankles causing my ankles to go numb and swell, these arent the same quality Gold Toe I have bought years ago. I am just sad at how greedy companies have become, and, I also find it to be extremely shocking. I'm just so, soo tired of how everybody, every single sock seller even the top brand of sock companies are blatantly cheating people by making socks with more polyester than cotton. Everybody knows that polyester is cheaper but if every sock company is going to do the "ol switcheroo" on customers then they need to come off the price. I'm seeing this more and more with a multitude of products, not just socks. Companies have figured out they can make things crappy and with cheaper materials and charge the same price or even jack the price up and customers will continue to buy it! Not me, I refuse! If I have to end up going back to what my ancestors wore, a fig leaf then I will before I support this nonsense. Its WRONG what you companies are doing to loyal customers of decades old!
I'M 87 AND MY ARMS ARE GETTING SHORTER, OR MY LEGS ARE GETTING LONGER. SOMTHING IS CHANGING!
In all seriousness, it has gotten difficult for me to get socks on without help. I have devised a system whereby I can hook my toes into the sock while bending down, (wen seated) and then, , bending my leg across the opposite knee, I can grab the back edge of the sock and pull. Of course this requires the sock to be stretchable so as to slide over my foot and heel and ankle.. Most importantly it must be elastic enough to return to a snug fit. I have found that this gold toe model fills the bill. Another victory for elder independence. Bob Hooson
Comfier as ever
I tagged some of these back in the dark ages some 10+ years ago when shopping at a department store was a thing. I still have a few pairs in decent shape, if not a bit worse for wear. These are plush and comfortable as ever. I’m 6’ tall, size 12 shoe with a bit wider foot (I wear a EEE wide Redwing work boot). The XL size is a bit long up my leg, but I don’t mind it at all; just roll them down a bit if you want. I wear these to be comfortable at work, around the house, or when wearing casual wear, think jeans, or sweat pants in the colder months. No-shows and low cuts have their own place. These are great. Toss your eclectic, scattered collection of old, scratchy tubes and replace with soft, supple Gold Toes. For reference, I bought the 6 pack of white XLs.
Finally, great socks!
After being totally dissatisfied with the last two brands of socks I most recently purchased I am very pleased with these Gold Toe Socks. The other brands of socks were both supposed to fit feet of size 12 and larger but they were far too tight on my size 10 1/2 feet even before they were washed for the first time. After being washed and dried on low heat setting both of the other brand socks shrank down to small child size. It's totally ridiculous how much they shrank. I can barely get them on and can't wait to take them off at the end of the day. These Gold Toe socks fit perfectly before and after being machine washed and dried. They are very comfortable, just the right thickness and I expect that they will be quite durable. The toe seam is the best I have ever seen. It's completely flat and smooth. l think I am going to throw all of my other white socks away and buy another six pack of these Gold Toe socks. Even the price is great on these, no complaints.
Comfortable socks, have held up to multiple wash/dry cycles.
I just needed some basic socks to wear with work boots, I've always had good luck with Gold Toe socks so I thought I'd try these. I'm happy with them; I am ordering more and that is what prompted me to review them. I've tried other brands and these seem to last longer and they stay up well. I pretty much wear hiking or work boots all the time and I hate socks that won't stay up. Not a problem with these, probably due to the slight Spandex content.
Good value. Some disappointment.
First, as a Vermonter I am biased toward Darn Tough socks. I sometimes treat myself, or suggest them as a birthday, Christmas or Father's Day gift (size 10-13). These are exceptional socks, but pricey by the single pair! Several years ago I did a major purge of my sock drawer. I saved the best of the really nice dress socks (for formal occasions? Ha, ha.) and the best of the thick winter socks. To be honest, we buy multi-packs of socks so that the odds are we will find an "unholey" matching pair. The last multi-pack (6 pairs) of Gold Toe men's Cotton Crew Black socks lasted about a year (in general rotation and with some reluctant darning). My recent repurchase of 6 pairs (June 2019) should get me through another year. I haven't bought Hanes or Fruit of the Loom multi-pack socks in two plus years; not because I consider them to be inferior, but because I hate matching socks!