@rtjhnstn Compression over the calf socks. I tried a few pairs via Groupon and the make my feet feel great after being on my feet for 10 or 12 hours straight. I don’t have any circulation problems or any other health issue. I’m 5’ 11” 160 lbs so weight isn’t a problem. They just really work well and I am pleasantly surprised.
I love Gold Toe Fluffies. I have multiples in white and black, and various lenghts. I often buy size 13 because it makes it into a knee high for me. Yeah, they’re in the men’s department, but I love them more than any sock I’ve ever found in women’s, and the fact that I’m of diminutive size means that all of them are at least mid calf for me.
Costco used to have these cushioned crew socks (in extended sizes, even!) that I absolutely loved, but now they’re almost all worn through and I can’t even figure out who the manufacturer is to order them from elsewhere.
I have some thicker and more supportive UnderArmour no-shows I use for going to the gym and light running, thin Adidas no-shows I use for everyday wear (just can’t go sockless with my slip-ons and boat shoes), and ankle Adidas I use for sports because no-shows invariably slide down my achilles and cause my cleats to wear on my heel. When I play basketball every once in a while, I have some Nike crews.