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Obsessed with socks?

One of my younger brothers has a rather odd obsession with wearing socks. He's 11 now and I would have thought that he would have gotten over it by now but apparently not.
He goes to sleep in his socks, he wears them in the middle of the summer - he wears them pretty much everywhere. He absolutely has to wear socks all of the time, except for in the shower or when swimming, and if that wasn't bad enough, he only wears those thick knit sport type of socks. He also hates wearing any type of shoe that he cant wear socks with, like flip flops or sandals.
I was wondering if anybody had a similar type of problem and if there's any way to have him get over it? I don't want him to get some sort of foot disease from wearing them all the time, and would also like to get him accustomed to wearing open toe shoes. Posting in OCD because i'm worried that it might be related to that. Any thoughts?
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I have exactly the same thing since I was 8 (and I'm 23 now): you'll never see me using sandals, even if it's summer and the wheater is hot as hell (I live in Brazil, a really hot country!). Even if I'm outside during something like a picnic, I'll still be there using my socks.  I loooove socks and hate being without them. When I need to use flip-flops or sandals or any kind of open shoes I feel like I'm naked, ugh!

I don't necesserely think it's a bad thing, I've never have any kind problems about it, nor foot disease.
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HI, I WOULD AGREE WITH THE LADY. IT WOULD BE BETTER TALKING HIM TO FIRST. HE'S 11 YEARS OLD, AND I DON'T EXPECT A 11 YEAR OLD TO TALK ABOUT THINGS WHICH RUN IN HIS HEAD.(INCASE IF HE DID HAVE A OBSESSION OR COMPULSION). DON'T JUMP TO ANT CONCLUSIONS...GIVE HIM TIME TO TALK ABOUT IT...
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It is hard to say what is going on if anything. My husband won't wear jeans and he doesn't have OCD. Does it bother your brother at all or just you?
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