These socks have been a work of love. I've never ripped and reknitted ANYTHING this much - I think the final count is 5 times I started over - and that doesn't count the times I've tinked back to get something right. But I think, at last, I have a sock pattern that you're going to just HAVE to knit. And its top down OR toe up - you pick your poison.
And yes, it includes the comfiest, cushiest sole ever. You'll want to make ALL of your socks this way.