As a matter of practice I will not make an endorsement of a product because it may lead people to think differently about something they take or use for their health. But over the last year I have used a product that I love and want to share.
Before you think I have become corrupted, it is NOT a pharmacy related product, a drug or medical device, or anything for that matter that you would put into or on your body to improve health. Never the less, I love it and am gonna tell you about it.
Yes, Socks. the thing you pull onto your feet before you shove them into a pair of shoes. About a year ago, my friend read an article in Wall Street Journal about socks. He’s a WSJ snob so he likes to share stuff with me that I might find interesting. It was all about the best socks you can buy. I was not particularly concerned about socks. At that time I thought socks are socks. But I read the article.
On a whim I went online and bought two pairs of socks. Kentwool and Darn Tough Vermont Socks. They are both high end socks and if you blanch at the thought of paying nearly 20 dollars for a pair of socks, you might as well quit reading now and go back to whatever you are doing because these cost for a single pair what you might pay for a dozen pairs of cheap cotton athletic socks.
First off they are both wool, MERINO wool so they do not itch….yes I promise they do not itch. Wool itches me terribly and these do not itch at all. And they come in summer and winter socks so you can wear wool socks all summer long. Nope, not kidding about that either.
The Kentwool no-show socks were nice and puffy but they shrunk significantly so the size I bought based on the chart made me rethink buying any more because I had to seriously stretch them after washing/drying to fit over my feet. They were comfortable but the shrinkage I didn’t like
The Darn Tough Vermont were another story. Made in Vermont they advertise themselves to be the best sock money can buy. They have a lifetime guarantee. Who puts a lifetime guarantee on a pair of socks? A company that fully expects their product to last. This totally delivers. I started out with short socks for golf..then I went to crew for cooler days and finally to a full knee high boot sock for winter. LOVE THESE SOCKS
They hardly shrink at all. they come out of the washer/dryer looking nearly as good as the brand new sock. They are sturdy and well cushioned ( I always buy medium weight cushioned socks) and at the end of the day they come off your feet looking as good as when you put them on in the morning. They don’t stink, they keep your feet well ventilated summer and winter, Cool in summer warm in winter. Wool does that you know if properly made..and these are the best you can do.
Seriously, if you want to feel like your feet are millionaires, then treat yourself to a nice medium weight pair of Darn Tough Vermont socks. I don’t get paid by these people, I’ve never been to Vermont, and I never got any socks free to try.
I should probably be their rep because I love these socks..so much so that a few months ago I took all my old socks and turned them into rags and put them in Mr Chicks garage.
I liked them on Facebook and last christmas I put a post on their page that Everybody would want socks for Christmas if they got Darn Tough socks.
I got quite a few “Likes”.
keep your little piggies warm this fall!!