Gio Reinforced Heel & Toe Stockings (RHT Stockings)

Gio Reinforced Heel & Toe Stockings (RHT Stockings)

100% Nylon

Price 9.00

Gio RHT Stockings

 

Our Review

These fully fashioned stocking are designed to fit precisely without recourse to Lycra or stretch knits so selecting the right size is vital; sizing is based on shoe size, height and inside leg.

Stocking Size

Shoe Size (UK)

Shoe Size (Europe)

Height

Inside Leg

8.5

3-4

36-37

4’11” - 5’2”

27” / 69cm

9

4-5

37-38

5’2” - 5’5”

28” / 71cm

9.5

5-6

38-39

5’5” - 5’7”

29” / 74cm

10

6-7

39-40

5’7” - 5’9”

30” / 76cm

10.5

7-8

40-41

5’9” - 5’11”

31” / 79cm

11

8-9

41-42

5’11” - 6’2”

32” / 81cm

12.5

11-12

44-45

 

35” / 89cm

The chart on the packet only goes to size 11, the bottom row is our estimate based on the size 12.5 sample

There is a misconception that Gio only make black and tan stockings but they do in fact make their stockings in 6 shades, Ivory, Natural, Bronze, Chocolate, Black and Plum, our test samples came in bronze which is a brownish shade of tan.

The other misconception is that Gio stockings are fragile... OK so not entirely a misconception but our experience is that most runs and ladders come from rough skin and nails and clumsy handling.   These are luxury stockings that deserve a little preparation so sort out that rough skin on your heel and consider wearing cotton hosiery gloves while handling them (Latex surgical gloves are a good alternative).

The other styles from Gio are seamed so considered by some to be unsuited to everyday wear, RHT is as you might expect a style that is sheer aside from a reinforced heel and reinforced toe.  

Real stockings need real suspenders.   The welt on Gio stockings is perfect for taking suspender clasps but if you want a trouble free and comfortable day then you need a belt with at least 6 adjustable straps and metal clasps.  We opted for a StockingsHQ Flounce belt for our test.

Sizing is spot on, but we expect no less when a maker uses real sizing based on foot size and leg length.

With good suspenders you get a fit the match of any provided by stockings with Lycra, with Gio RHT unlike Gio seamed stockings we saw almost no wrinkling at knee or ankle... just enough to let the informed observer know you are wearing stockings.

Finish is smooth and flawless with just enough texture to swish beautifully. For us Gio remain the ultimate in sexy sophisticated stocking.

13 August 2012

 

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