3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Sock Subscription

3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Sock Subscription

12 months of socks? As far as gifts go, it’s one of the best ones you can give your special guy. A sock subscription gives him something he’ll love every month without forcing him to think too hard or spend any money—perfect for the man who never knows what to buy for himself! But before you decide which sock subscription to buy, there are three questions you should ask yourself first...

What type of socks do you want?

If you like to wear athletic socks, or dress socks with dress shoes, then perhaps sock subscriptions aren’t for you. In that case, you should buy socks in bulk from your favorite store (or even in packs from Amazon). If you have some interest in fashion and need new casual socks every once in awhile, then sock subscriptions are for you. Just because it’s fashion doesn’t mean it has to be expensive – Philosockphy is reasonably priced if you take advantage of their sales (we are included on their 2-for-1 offers from time to time). If your style is more athletic or athleisure, take a look at Darn Tough or Happy Socks.

What size should your socks be?

The first thing you should consider when choosing a sock subscription is what size you need. Socks come in all sorts of different lengths and widths, so it’s important to pick one that fits your feet. Some are short and tight, while others are long and roomy—and both types have their pros and cons. Short socks help minimize bunching around your ankle while still keeping you warm and looking stylish, but they also can be more uncomfortable if they squeeze your feet too tightly. Longer socks, on the other hand, don’t tend to leave any part of your foot exposed but can make it harder to put on shoes without slipping off or getting caught in laces.

Are you looking for value or luxury?

When it comes to luxury items, you’re often paying for quality and craftsmanship. When it comes to value items, you’re often paying for simplicity or convenience. When trying to decide between Philosockphy, keep in mind that many luxury brands can offer both quality and great pricing—but some aren’t worth their premium price tags. Be sure to do your research so you know what you’re buying into. Don’t worry about being a socks snob, though: Whether they're engineered with ethically sourced wool or made from nylon because they're cheaper, socks are socks—and as long as they fit well and feel good on your feet, they'll be worth every penny you spend on them.