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Rock out with your Socks Out!
on April 22, 2011
As I get older, I ponder some items we use daily, and why we chose to buy them.. Why do the majority choose to sleep on a $15 pillow or buy cheap shoes? Why do we spend more on electronics and toys, when we don't use them all this time, but sacrifice on items like pillows, shoes and socks?
I have no clue. But I decided to buck the trend, and start shelling out good money for quality products that I use on a daily basis. First thing I did was buy some good pillows.. you know the $80-$100 price range dudes. After sleeping much better, I thought about what other things I skimp on, when buying.
Socks. Yes.. socks. We wear them most days (hippies don't), and yet I think the majority buy cheap brands like Hanes or Champion. You know, the ones you pick up at Target or Wallmart, that always give you a bonus 2 pair! They usually run about $10 for 8-10 pair of socks. What I am trying to tell you is, they are cheap! They usually aren't made very good, and after a month or so of washing, become thin and just are a sad shell of their glory days when they were brand new. So I started looking on amazon for socks.
Since I am obsessed with amazon, I started searching and reading reviews for socks. I actually filtered by "highest price first", and of course amazon prime. I found these Wigwam's, and since I have used the brand before with hiking socks, I decided to give these a try.
One I got them, you could immediately notice the quality difference between these, and the other cheaper brands. They seemed like they were engineered for feet, and not just sock puppets (I miss you lamb chop). Once putting them on you could feel where you spend the extra money. They are soft, and well padded. They aren't your typical "white" socks, they are an off white, maybe eggshell, with grey soles. I don;t really care about the color, so this didn't distract me from buying them. The elastic holds up well, and doesn't seem to stretch out of shape. I went and ordered 5 more lots of these after a month of wearing them.
I tossed out all my old socks, and now have a sock drawer of happy Wigwams. I also ordered the "Carhartt Men's Traditional Sll-Season Steel-Toe Cotton Work Sock", and gave them the same month long trial as the Wigwam's. While comfortable, I liked the design and comfort of the Wigwam better.
- Nice, heavy duty sock
- Quality Product, you can see and feel the difference
- Very comfortable
- Pricier then your run of the mill B&M shop's socks (Hanes/Champion/etc.)
- Not White (eggshell/offwhite in color)