Comfortable Sock Tip for Fussy Feet

By Noreen Doll.

I know two young boys with very sensitive feet.

Comfortable Sock Tip for Fussy Feet by Crafty Journal

Every day getting shoes and socks to fit comfortably on their feet was a struggle, and it sometimes took several tries to make it work.

If you’ve ever examined a sock, you will notice that most of the time there is a seam that goes directly across the toes.

Comfortable Sock Tip for Fussy Feet by Crafty Journal

And quite often it is a very thick seam (known to us as “The Iron Bar of Death”)

Comfortable Sock Tip for Fussy Feet by Crafty Journal

which is extremely uncomfortable – especially when a shoe is pressing the seam into your toes.

Here’s the solution.

Turn the sock inside out. The right side of the sock, which is generally quite smooth, will be against your toes and is much less annoying.

Comfortable Sock Tip for Fussy Feet by Crafty Journal

This solved the problem with the two young boys, and I find I prefer to wear my own socks that way to avoid The Iron Bar of Death!

Comfortable Sock Tip for Fussy Feet by Crafty Journal

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  1. Iron bar of Death! haha, no truer words ever spoken!! I do that too!!
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  2. JaneEllen says:

    What a simple solution to an uncomfortable problem, thanks for sharing this. I will be wearing my socks inside out from now on. Have lymphedema in my right foot and lower leg so my foot swells alot, especially in summer. This will help relieve that pain on my foot, you’re so smart. Happy week

  3. Hi JaneEllen, I’m so glad it will help.

  4. Great, easy tip! I have a sensitive foot kid too…and it runs in the family, as I was one when I was younger as well! We have also had success wearing socks upside down, wear the seam fits under the crook of the toes, and once shoes are on, is hard to feel. The drawback is that the “heel” part of the sock is also upside down, which may cause problems too! Just depends on the kid, I guess!

  5. And I thought I was the only one who had those problems with socks. Whew! Thanks for the great tip!

  6. Such a simple idea! I’m going to have to give this a try. That “iron bar of death” has caused countless meltdowns at our house!

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Who knew it was such an easy solution. lol! Love the name of Iron Bar of Death! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. This post spoke to me from the #HomeMattersParty… Other people hate the sock seam, too! Oh, I used to do this when I was little and my mom would get mad! She’d make me fix them before we went anywhere, then I’d complain that my socks hurt the whole time.

  9. I used to do this growing up!! My mother used to fuss at me for turning them inside out but it was so much more comfortable. Now I work at a daycare where the kids are constantly trying to take off socks and shoes- I wonder if this tip could help any of them out! I found this post on dear creative’s link party, btw :) Thanks for the insight!

  10. If you think about it, shouldn’t the seam be made so it doesn’t rub on the skin anyway? :) Thanks for sharing this and linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty!

  11. The seam should totally be made so it doesn’t rub, and some socks have pretty flat seams. I usually check the toe seams before I buy socks now.

  12. Great tip! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

  13. I have VERY fussy feet! There are very few pairs of socks that I don’t have to turn inside out. I used to dream about starting a sock company that feel like inside out socks, but look right side out. Haha! Visiting you from Share the Wealth Sunday.

  14. I used to have this problem when I was younger I am glad I am not the only one! Thank you for linking up with us at the tips and tricks link party!

  15. Great idea to a common problem. Thanks for sharing. “Iron bar of death”–I love it! Not a hyperbole at all.

  16. What a great solution. I have to share this with my daughter she can not stand uncomfortable socks. Thanks.

  17. Great Tip! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

  18. What a good and simple idea! My husband got frostbite on his feet long ago and they’re very sensitive now. I’m going to suggest this to him. Thanks!

  19. Thank you so much for this tip ! You have just saved my girl’s self esteem. She has a crooked little toe, and it was very sensitive in regular socks. I was just about to order some special seamless sensitivity socks when I saw your post, and she loves your solution. Thanks again !

  20. Thank you so much to all who have let me know how this idea has helped. It’s such a good feeling to know that you can help someone else!

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