Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SOCKS -COLORFUL UNSUNG WARDROBE HEROES

SLC/NYC

Accessories that we wear everyday...easiest way to add some pop to any ensemble...and it is no surprise that the woven multi-tasking outdoors' socks-especially those MADE IN THE USA---are the best on the market, period -in terms of make, fit and DESIGN!!!!

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and make great cat toys

Highlights:

WIGWAM wowed us with their graphic back/white tubular efforts...(review) ---takes a playful approach to these high knit ski/snowboard socks from the new MONSTERS COLLECTION....
 A 4th generation family owned company-WIGWAM...owns it own factories and machines-which partially explains the huge assortment of casual, sport, outdoor, tactical, and work socks for sale...for everyone, including the pint-sized. Pictured...Snow Monster-comfy cozy-has a light cushioned sole for protection-made of merino wool blend wicks moisture away, naturally anti-odor, Aimed at the snow sporty types but the fit is so terrific-and so-slip design...we wear these under jeans for everyday. Light enough to wear 3 seasons...esp on cooler Spring/Fall days.


FOX RIVER's new Outdoor-Adventure Cross Terrain ...delivers in multiple heights in multiple designs...all weather worthy- featuring the Wick Dry® moisture management tech. Made in the USA.
Batik Crew for Women-made from soft merino wool-$13.99 pair-also an ankle version







UR Fit system...perfect fitting quarter....we like the back heel for ez slip-on design...light cushioning ...good for biking/hiking/running...merino wool blend...Turnpike Ankle $12.99 pair. Can see reinforced heel toe zones... and vented panels help remove moisture-aided by hydrophilic yarn. ALSO-long lasting fit...won't loosen up.


RASTA cushion Vertical-Men's
DARN TOUGH-has been on the gushing accolade end of our sock reviews for years...and so it is no surprise that this Vermont based company-with its state of the art knitting machines-(all crafting True Seamless™ construction)...is just growing sales year after year...esp. in the new Vertex running and lifestyle collections. And all guaranteed for life.
so many inventive patterns/colors =even the most ardent only black color wearing will bust out of their one tone habit. Made in the USA


Vertical snowsport styles  -warmth -breathable-natural antimicrobial-in bold tones/patterns-we wear off the slopes-as the exceptional performance fit-somewhat compressive revives on our feet all day legs. Pictured=Honeycomb -men's Vertical in orange-lightweight merino wool over the calf...
TAOS Vertical socks-women



Red White and Blue-Hike/Trek socks are a great fit for celebrating the USA's National Park Centennial


Women's Hike/Trek light cushion micro crew Light Hiker in Berry/Tang, 144 stitch count for durable wear, moisture wicking, fast drying, not slip/bunching up fit, naturally anti-odor.


really like the packaging...clearly states 'what' the brand stands, has a personal touch from Ric Cabot (leading light guy) -and lists performance features ---plus guarantee...


Boulder CO based Krimson Klover has some of the most fashion-y prints on its winning collection of knit apparel sweaters, dresses, skirts...and no surprise, the socks/tights feature many of the same patterns.
red toe/heel zones-lifestyle socks...with script names of winter resorts






Skier themes...wool/nylon/spandex/ blends









"Socks are the #1 most requested item in homeless shelters."
a lot of tech in each lifestyle sock...using long staple cotton as the basis-natural moisture wicking...year round comfort...  with distinct honeycomb pattern in the instep keeps socks fitted-no sag wear. Y stitched heel -heel cup and hand linked toe seam to eliminate the toe bump. In the back-blister tab where a shoe hits the ankh-prevents chafing.



lot of crew, invisible and quarter options in men's women's and kid's sizes...Bombas means honeybee in Latin