The thing with socks is you’ve just got to find the right numbers that work for you. Took me about 4 pairs I think to get a decent fit and bullet proof gauge which make holes less likely. I do 72 stitches on 2.25mm and generally cuff down with a heel flap and gusset. Sometimes do an afterthought heel, not a fan of short row heels but its all personal preference. Love me some fancy hand dyed speckled merino nylon but you can’t beat German sock yarn of the Opal/Regia variety. You can machine wash them and they last for years. Unless you get snagged by a bloody nail of course.
This is a good vanilla sock pattern Ravelry: How I Make My Socks pattern by Susan B. Anderson