Due to an illness over 10 years ago, one of my hips doesn't bend, & I have to use crazy devices to help me get dressed. The thing I use to get my socks on works wonderfully, but it also has a tendency if I'm not careful, to tear holes in my socks. The way I get around this is to buy really thick socks - they will still rip eventually, but they last a whole lot longer than just a very thin pair would. The last place & where I bought my socks for a long time just disappeared, & I was really getting scared that I was never going to find my socks again. I finally found these & you can tell by my order that I really did need them, I bought some in almost every color. I was a little scared until I saw what they really looked like and how they fit as to whether or not they would work, but I was not at all disappointed! I know this style of sock is out of date, but as I said I'm wearing them mostly because they fit my need requirements though I actually like them. This is all I wear anymore. All I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, DO NOT get rid of these socks, or at least give me fair warning. And just because I don't order for a while now doesn't mean I don't need you, I'm just stocked up for a while. There are still a couple of things I'm thinking I might could use so keep me notified of any special offers. Also though, summers about here, & I don't wear my socks as much in the summer. Thank you much to some of my new "best friends"