Still determined to Knit socks

Hi,still working on the beg socks ( from earlier post) BTW thanks Mike…anyway I am sooo determined to get the gusset yuk!!! :zombie: that I found this and wanted to share with all :hug:
http://knittersreview.com/article_how_to.asp?article=/review/profile/011018_a.asp

I love to knit my socks. My dilema is that they dont last. I walk in my stocking feet (or should I say socking feet) around the house. After a short time I get holes in the bottom of my socks - the ball of the foot - not the heel. I tried to reinforce then with Wolly Nylon but that did not work. I am using Moda Dea Sassy Sripes. I admit I dont hand wash my socks. Anyone have any suggestions on a machine wash and dry good sock yarn?