Posted by Allen on 2nd Mar 2013
It’s simply a shame and a disgrace. Moretz bought and merged with Gold Toe in 2006, and Gildan bought Gold Toe-Moretz in April, 2011; Gildan, a Canadian company, promptly closed down the Burlington, NC and Conway, SC based Gold Toe manufacturing centers and sent production overseas. In theory Gildan’s facilities in China and Bangladesh could have made cotton fluffies to the same specs, but they’ve adulterated the construction of the sock as well as outsourced it; as far as I’m concerned the ‘cotton fluffie’ brand now has the feel of a cheap tube sock with a heel, topped by an elastic cuff that would strangle a boa constrictor. Why they would mess with the immensely successful design and name recognition built up in the USA before 2006, I guess we’ll never know. Just be aware, this isn’t the same sock you bought only a few months ago, not by a long shot. Now, as for what you get today, it’s not the worst sock I’ve ever bought but it bled all over other clothes on first washing, and over several cycles has become more, not less, ‘tube-sock-like.’ Yet, advertising for Gold Toe appears to have increased! Let the buyer beware. The one good thing I have to say for Gildan is that they post these reviews as written. I wish they'd take their message to heart and offer us formerly-satisfied customers the product we want to buy.
Posted by Sunny Day on 23rd Jan 2013
I too have several pairs of the old fluffies. they were some of the best socks I owned. When I couldn't find the ones I wanted in the store I was glad I found this site. After reading the reviews I understand now why I'm not seeing that same type of socks in the stores. I guess I'll have to switch to another brand. What a disappointment. THankyou for your reviews to warn me away from this product.
Posted by concern for the stupid management on 23rd Jan 2013
I have been buy cotton fluffies for almost 40 years. If Goldtoe wnted a new shoe fine but they should have left the CF's alone. They are very very cool as if you didn't have socks on. If you live in a cool area don't waste your money. They are so bad I have dug out my old socks with holes and I'm wearing them. Your feet slip inside the sock and they feel like nylon socks that are very thin. They don't stay up very well. Goldtoe wake up people HATE this replacement. BRING BACK THE REAL COTTON FLUFFIES. If you want to sell a new sock fine. These socks should sell for $ .99.
For years your customers have love the real cotton fluffies is the management there THAT STUPID. Did you thing we wouldn't know. Your customers bought thses socks for years how long will this cheap replacement last.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Jan 2013
Constantly had to adjust sock, as it would not stay in place on my calf. Returned order.
Customer service dept is deplorable. Will not answer phone or respond to their website correspondence. Took 11 days for the credit to be posted to my credit card. No notification that return had been received or processed. They need to take some tips from L.L. Bean.
GoldToe.com Response: We apologize for your inconvenience. If you'd like to contact us through email, please send to GTMCSR@Gildan.com, attn: Online Manager and we can address this issue.
Posted by Jeff on 26th Nov 2012
They are no longer the socks I have loved and enjoyed for years.
I would much rather have paid more for a great sock than pay less for a thin lesser sock. Sad socks compared to what they used to be. Bad move Gold Toes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Richard Stanley on 16th Nov 2012
I have worn Gold Toe socks since I was a kid. No more. My favorite "oatmeal" cotton fluffies are neither oatmeal nor fluffy. Just plain old, thin, beige socks from China. Looks like another venerable US brand has been outsourced to death.
Posted by Chris on 26th Oct 2012
I have bought Gold Toe cotton crew socks for years. All of the socks seem to be Acrylic/Synthetic blends made in Mexico and Pakistan. Sears sells Silver Toe 88% Cotton Crew Socks (said to be made by Gold Toe), and they are still Made in the USA!
Posted by Sock Dawg on 2nd Jul 2012
After years of buying these socks I had to throw away the last 3 pack I bought - they are no longer fluffy or comfortable. The texture got really rough to the touch and they were very faded after just a couple washes. GT previously offered a PIMA cotton version (single packs only). I still have several pairs of them and they are holding up great but when I tried to order them again I was told they were discontinued.
Posted by Bud Gearhart, Webster, NY on 23rd May 2012
I just received my order of Cotton Fluffies and they are TERRIBLE! I have been buying these for years because they are soft and thick. I have narrow feet and they cushioned my foot and helped my shoes fit better. While the thickness and quality has been gradually deteriorating over the years, these newest pairs are NOTHING LIKE THE OLD ONES!! There is nothing FLUFFY about them anymore. They are just like all the other thin socks on the market. If you are expecting the socks you have known and loved for years, FORGET IT!! And SHOOT ME, I bought 3-3 Packs!!!