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National Sock Day!

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National Sock Day!

It's here! National...sock..day? You betcha'! Started in 2016 by the sock based website 'pair of thieves', it was met with a great deal of excitement, at least by sock connoisseurs around the country. To celebrate this momentous occasion, lets take a look back at some of the key points in sock history. Before about the 2nd century A.D. most people used either woven animal hair or leather/cloth wraps in order to protect their feet, if they wore anything at all. Sandals and soft fur linings known as "piloi, were the most used methods of wicking away moisture from the feet. At...

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Darn Tough? You're Darn Tootin'!

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Darn Tough? You're Darn Tootin'!

When I think Darn Tough, an image immediately comes to mind of one of those pristine workshops coated in white and chrome where they test formula 1 race cars. The perfectionism that the folks at Darn Tough press, smash, and pour into the DNA of each and every sock they create is staggering. I would venture to say they aren't so much making socks as they are reconstructing and revitalizing that good old fashioned notion that a product should last.       Their slogan; "unconditionally guaranteed for life" is no joke. They have a group of people dedicated to their chosen...

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Weekly sock talk

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Weekly sock talk

For a while now, even before we put together this blog, I wanted to put together a content post we could issue each week that our customers could get excited about, as excited as you can get about a blog post anyways! After a reading and following more established bloggers in our field, I quickly found that there seemed to be a lot of posts that followed this pattern. Many of them seemed kind of forced, and as I read backwards through their older posts, I saw that they had once been extremely detailed and well thought out, and the bloggers seemed to...

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3 mistakes you're making with your sock drawer

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3 mistakes you're making with your sock drawer

        Having been converted to a crazy sock believer over the past year or so, Id like to share some insights I've had. For starters, before I met my wife and became embroiled in the sock life, socks had always been a means to an end for me and my, some would say, lacking wardrobe. They were simply there to protect my feet, and prevent blisters or lacerations caused by my aged new balance. The only variation to my day to day bland, white gym socks, were a couple pairs of bland, argyle "sunday socks." When I...

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Whats in a trend?

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Whats in a trend?

Bacon has been around for a long time. Its not news that bacon is delicious, but for the longest time it was somewhat relegated to breakfast time. Nowadays it seems like you cant turn around and not see bacon flavored everything, heck, one of our most iconic pairs of socks are covered in bacon. Now, i wanna ask, is this a bad thing? is it wrong to love bacon so much? is it weird? I'm not really sure, we could talk all day about why some things catch on and some don't, and there really doesn't seem to be a way...

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