Some people enjoy having a monthly subscription service bring their favorite products to their doorstep, others don’t like the idea of paying for something on a monthly basis when it could be bought all at once. But what about socks? Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of subscription services, these 5 tips will help you figure out whether or not sock subscriptions are right for you!
What are your sock habits?
I love socks! I've always had an affinity for them, but ever since I got my first pair of cool socks (think Superga) back in college, it's become a part of my identity. With that being said, I'm always on the hunt for new and exciting designs to wear that will set me apart from the crowd. Since I've started working at a sock company here in Silicon Valley, I've learned a lot about what makes a good pair of socks. And when you're looking for the perfect pair to meet your needs or as a gift, these five tips are sure to come in handy.
What are you looking for in a subscription service?
Do you want socks for men, women, or kids? Do you want to be sent socks in regular intervals or do you prefer a one-time shipment of all your cool socks? No matter what your preference, we've got the perfect subscription service for you. Here are five things to think about when choosing your sock subscription service:
#1 - Do you have a favorite brand? If so, make sure that their products are available through the subscription service. #2 - Would you like to receive all your cool socks at once or would you rather have them delivered regularly over time? #3 - What is your budget and how much would you like to spend on cool socks each month?
How many pairs do you want at once?
The best sock subscriptions offer a variety of different styles and colors to choose from, but you should also be sure that the company offers the number of pairs that you want. If you want seven pairs at a time, then this might not be a good service for you. However, if you are looking to have twelve pairs at once, then make sure that the company has more than 12 options for your style and color preferences. Another thing to consider is how often do you wash your socks? Some companies require an interval of three months or six months between washing your socks. If this is too long for you and you prefer washing them every week or two weeks, then look for companies that offer monthly deliveries with less than six months in between them.
Do you care about color matching?
We've said it before and we'll say it again, color matching is not important. Just because a company has an awesome color scheme or offers a million different colors does not mean you have to subscribe to that company. If you think about the process of buying new socks each month, you will be wearing them for less than 3 days. Do you really need to match your socks?
Do you have preferences regarding material?
1) How much wear do you want them to go through before they need to be replaced?
2) How many pairs do you need per month?
3) Do you want or need a variety of colors, patterns, and styles?
4) What size would best fit your feet?
5) What is your budget for socks in the next year?