I have been wearing AFOs for a number of years now but still haven't solved the problem of what socks to wear.
So far I have been wearing cheap short manmade fibre "diabetic socks" which leave most of the skin of my lower legs in contact with the plastic, and thick, cotton, "long diabetic socks" (about £8 a pair) which don't even quite reach to the tops of my AFOs (and I have rather short legs), so they slide down and in summer they are very hot.
Socks are a big challenge to put on especially since my hip replacement which means I can no longer rest my R foot on my L knee. Yes I have certainly tried a couple of "aids" but can't even get the sock onto the devices to start with, on account of my CMT hands.
As I am waging constant war with Athlete's Foot, I need to put on clean socks every day so will need at least 8 pairs.
I have looked online at Smartknit socks (£34.99 a pair) and Sensory Smart tubular socks (@ £ 18.95 a pair, and in white only) They do seem to be rather pricey.
Have you found anything else?
The socks need to :
1. Be long enough to fold over the tops of the AFOs to prevent sliding down
2. Have soft tops (no tight elastic) and be very easy to put on
3. Have no seam across the toes
4. Be available in black
5. Be cool and non-sweaty in summer
6. Not cost too much as I need at least 8 pairs