Monday, February 8, 2016
BLACKSOCKS Sockscription Review
There’s nothing worse than taking off your shoes in a room full of people and realizing that your socks are mismatched or spotted with holes. Let’s face it, we live busy lives and don’t always remember to replace old socks. Luckily, there’s a solution for your sock sorrows: a Sockscription from BLACKSOCKS.
Established in 1999, BLACKSOCKS is the inventor of the Sockscription which functions just like a newspaper in that it delivers socks to your mailbox at regular intervals. You can customize your Sockscription by choosing your favourite design, your size, and how frequently you would like to receive socks. For example, you can choose four deliveries of three pairs,one delivery of 12 pairs, or six deliveries of three pairs. You won’t have to go sock shopping for a whole year! Even better, shipping is free worldwide regardless of order size.
A Sockscription can also be sent as a gift. As the gift that keeps on giving, a Sockscription would be great to give the men in your life for Valentine’s Day since it will remind them of your love multiple times a year. Since this subscription is such a practical gift, it’s perfect for any man, including those that have everything.
There are many sock styles to choose from, including knee socks, calf socks, sneaker socks, and more. Fabric choices include cotton, cashmere, and merino wool. Most styles have multiple colour options as well. BLACKSOCKS also carries Funky Socks if you’re in the mood to make a statement.
Mr. Writing Beauty received a pair of the Classic Calf Socks* in black to try. As the company’s best seller, this style is made in Italy using quality materials such as Peruvian Pima Cotton, Polyamide, and LYCRA Elastane. In addition to black, this style is also available in charcoal grey, brown, and navy. For this style, subscriptions start at $89 for three deliveries of three pairs—that’s less than $10 per pair!
The luxurious quality of the socks is the first thing that we noticed. The fabric is soft yet sturdy and they fit perfectly; there’s no bunching at the heel or extra fabric extending beyond the toes. We ordered a size 10 which is a large in this style of sock. While the socks have a good amount of stretch that makes them easy to pull on, they form well to the feet and don’t fall down or sag throughout the day. Even after a long day of wear, they still looked brand new.
After being washed, the socks were not misshapen or faded in any way. We also really like how the black shade is very saturated which keeps the socks looking fresh and new. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the socks are ribbed which makes them look extra stylish.
I highly recommend the Sockscription for those looking for convenience and good quality socks for a great price. To sign up, click HERE. If socks are not your style, BLACKSOCKS also has an underwear subscription, a t-shirt subscription, and a shirt subscription.
Which sock style is your favourite?