You know what I love? That white, recreational socks now usually come with the toes and heels highlighted in gray or another color or stitching. You could consider it insulting as if we didn’t know how to slide on a pair of socks and figure out where our toes and heel are supposed to go. But in the end I actually find them helpful. It considerably cuts down on the time it takes me to put my socks on . Without them you find yourself squirming your foot around until it settles into place and you don’t have clumps of material bubbled up in between your toes or under your heels. So my thanks to the sock makers out there who continue to improve upon an already essential & useful product and help keep us all from walking around like we have a pebble in our shoes.