You can get around this one. It’s okay to wear socks and shoes from home. I did that exclusively on my last week’s stay at the Overlake inn.
But a hospital has rules, rules made up by a horrible sock company! They try to hide that. They imply that it is safety. Poppycock and rot.
The socks have little nubs all over them. They are made of a material that has no connection to nature, and might be recycled plastic milk jugs, which I could actually get behind. Even the colors are barely meeting a spectrum, yellow, gray? Not really yellow. Not committed to gray.
The atrocities do cover your feet. There is a light barrier against the cold. And, I did not slip or fall. Dilemma averted. I went through three pair while I was there, forever in the landfill. Could there be a limited supply? If so, I have diminished the possibility of sock torture for future generations.