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Q: Children's seamless or seamfree socks. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Children's seamless or seamfree socks.
Category: Family and Home > Parenting
Asked by: ali7a-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 21 Jun 2004 06:40 PDT
Expires: 21 Jul 2004 06:40 PDT
Question ID: 363955
childrens socks without the ridge in the toe? My daughter is very
sensitive and it is driving me mad trying to find some,please help

Request for Question Clarification by leli-ga on 21 Jun 2004 09:21 PDT
Hello Ali7a

Would you be interested in ordering from Continental Europe? I
couldn't find anything suitable in England, but have found a website
in English which delivers socks throughout Europe.

You can buy 80% cotton children's socks with no toe seam in packs of
3, either mixed bright colours, navy or white.

Price per pack of 3 pairs is 4 or 4.5 euros. P & P costs vary from
just over 2 euros for one pack up to 5.4 euros for 10 packs. Sizes go
from UK children's size 3 to adult size 5.

They ask you to turn off any pop-up killers before ordering. I hope
this wouldn't be too much of a problem.

Let me know if you think this would be a helpful answer.

Thanks - Leli

Clarification of Question by ali7a-ga on 21 Jun 2004 10:55 PDT
Hi,yes I would be willing to order from Europe,I think I could get
help in turning off my pop up blockers(I am not very computer
friendly).The only problem I would have is with the sizing, any help
there would be great.I had found some sites in the States but they
were much more expensive. Thanks,Ali

Clarification of Question by ali7a-ga on 21 Jun 2004 10:58 PDT
Sorry, it's me again.I just re-read your question and I see you have
put about the sizes.The problem is she is only a size 12/13,any luck?

Request for Question Clarification by leli-ga on 21 Jun 2004 12:06 PDT
Do you think this size would suit her?

UK 12-2
European size 31-34
US 13-3

They do UK sizes:
and adult women's.

Clarification of Question by ali7a-ga on 21 Jun 2004 14:24 PDT
Hi,yes  U.K size 12-2 should be fine.Speak to you soon,Ali
Subject: Re: Children's seamless or seamfree socks.
Answered By: leli-ga on 21 Jun 2004 14:37 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again Ali

Like you, I didn't have any luck with finding seamless toe socks for
children in England, but there's a sock specialist in the Netherlands
who has some.

I do hope some of these will suit your daughter.

children socks * plain color * 3-pack
80%cotton 15%polyamid 5%lycra * seamless toe! 

children socks * plain color * 3-pack
seamless toe!! * 80%cotton 15%polyamid 5%lycra 

Children's plain socks

Home page in English Maartensdijk NETHERLANDS      
(chamber of commerce UTRECHT(nl) NR. 30079701)
J.W. van Tricht Beenmode

I hope this all goes smoothly, but let me know if you need any further help.

My searches produced nothing at all in the UK, but I remembered a
friend once getting seamless socks from Germany or Holland for her
child, so when I saw an ad at the side of the page for a Netherlands
sock shop I decided to explore!

There is another website which, I've been told, sometimes sells
seamless socks for children, but it doesn't look as if they have any
at the moment:
Best wishes - hope this works out well - Leli

Request for Answer Clarification by ali7a-ga on 29 Jun 2004 11:34 PDT
Hi, just thought I would let you know that I ordered some "seamless"
socks from SOKKENKRAAM as suggested.They arrived today and they have
seams. The chap was very nice about it and has refunded my money so
I'll have to keep looking.Ali

Clarification of Answer by leli-ga on 29 Jun 2004 13:55 PDT
Oh Ali, how infuriating! 

And rather strange - why does he call them "seamless toe"? 
(It says 'without toes-seam' in Dutch too.)

I will ask around, and see if I can come up with any suggestions for
you, but fear this will be difficult.

So sorry about the disappointment.


Clarification of Answer by leli-ga on 30 Jun 2004 01:06 PDT
Ali, I'm still hoping (perhaps unrealistically) to find a UK supply of
"ordinary" children's socks with seamless toes, but in the meantime
here are some possibilities.

My best find is this US store which seems to allow international
customers, but I couldn't check without entering credit card details:

A British sock from size 12 which might be comfortable:

"flat toe seam recessed into the loops of the sock -
 - helps eliminate abrasion and pressure points - 
 - provides extra comfort"

UK shopfinder

Expensive American seamless socks which can definitely be ordered from the UK:

Also came across:

Seamless toe tights

Beaded socks up to 9 years

And in the getting desperate section:

Swiss wholesalers of seamless children's socks. 
(Ohne Naht= without seam, Handgekettelte Spitze = handlinked toe/tip) 
Could you try asking them if they know a retailer who would let you place an order?

Beg this company to break their no international shipping rule for the
sake of your daughter's sensitive feet?

It seems the key to the seamless toe is a hand-finishing or
hand-linking process, but you probably already knew that.

Give me a few days to see if I hear back from enquiries which I will
make today, but if you find that first website will solve your
problems, maybe you should just go for it, as I'm rather pessimistic
about finding what you want in England.


PS Remember to add 1 to UK shoe sizes to get the right US size.

Request for Answer Clarification by ali7a-ga on 01 Jul 2004 14:24 PDT
Hi,I just thought I had better explain my last comment a bit further
as after reading my letter through I realised that people may get the
wrong impression of "sokkenkraam". The socks I received had a seam
which was much less noticable than on an average sock and it is purely
because my daughter has Tactile Defensiveness that they are
unsuitable.They may well be suitable for people who are irritated by
seams as opposed to being unable to tolerate seams. Jan(the owner) was
more than fair and very polite,understanding and was extremely

Clarification of Answer by leli-ga on 02 Jul 2004 01:11 PDT
Ali - thanks for adding your latest message.

I'm learning a lot about socks and beginning to think that there may
be other socks described as seamless which are not fully suitable for
your daughter.

How difficult for you, and for your daughter. I'm afraid I've had no
luck so far with any feelers I put out here in the UK, but will of
course let you know if I discover anything helpful.

Have you tried asking for advice from groups who may have experience
of tactile defensiveness, even though you don't need their other
services? For instance:
(No need to answer, just trying to make suggestions.)

I thought perhaps the Tootsies socks from the US might be suitable.
Some, though not all, say they are "hand-linked".

ali7a-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks so much for your help,Ali

Subject: Re: Children's seamless or seamfree socks.
From: leli-ga on 25 Jun 2004 02:48 PDT
You're welcome!

Subject: Re: Children's seamless or seamfree socks.
From: jwt-ga on 30 Jun 2004 16:03 PDT
Hello, let me introduce myself: I am the owner of the dutch site
mentioned in your first answer;
I came across this q&a while searching the web for my sitename and I
would like to clarify on the subject of the seamless description on my
The socks Ali ordered DO have a flat seam and in that respect are
called seamless. However the starting and endingpoint of the seams are
NOT flat because those socks are machine-linked and that's were the
problem lies as Ali explained to me in an email after she received the
To prevent any further misunderstandings about the seamless
description I have promised Ali to remove all seamless text from my
site and replace them with a more accurate description this weekend.
The english pages are adjusted already although the replacement text
is not there yet, but the seamless descriptions are gone.
I hope Ali finds what she is looking for and I apologize for the misunderstanding.
Subject: Re: Children's seamless or seamfree socks.
From: ali7a-ga on 01 Jul 2004 14:26 PDT
I have added a further comment above,Ali
Subject: Re: Children's seamless or seamfree socks.
From: leli-ga on 02 Jul 2004 01:16 PDT
JWT - I appreciate your message here. This is a more complicated
subject than I realised at first, and I'm learning a bit about sock

You are giving me a good impression of sokkenkraam. As a customer, I
always appreciate quick attention to a misunderstanding, and I was
also impressed with your offer to send orders in packages small enough
to fit through the letterbox!

Thanks for adding to this discussion - Leli

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