Sock Subscriptions - What's the Deal?

Sock Subscriptions - What's the Deal?



My wife recently found out about the sock subscription service called sock of the month. It's pretty cool - for $15 per month, you get a pair of high-quality socks sent to your door each month, selected by the experts at Sock Club. But once she told me about it, I started doing some research and found out that there are dozens of different sock subscriptions available today! Some seem to be better than others, though... So I decided to put together this comprehensive guide on sock subscriptions so that anyone can learn all they need to know before signing up or purchasing any sock subscription boxes online.



A First Look at Sock Subscription Boxes

With a handful of sock subscription boxes already established, it’s not shocking that more companies are jumping on board. But why are so many people interested in a box that arrives with a random assortment of socks each month? And why is there such a variety in what these boxes include? The Philosockphy behind Sock Subscription Boxes



How Do They Work?

When you subscribe to a sock subscription, you’re actually purchasing a lifetime membership to that company’s sock club. Each month, you receive two new pairs of socks delivered directly to your door. The price of these subscriptions are typically more than just buying two pairs of socks each month, but many consumers consider it money well spent for superior-quality socks. Most sock clubs offer high-quality athletic socks in many different styles and colors; some clubs also offer unique luxury patterns such as alpaca and merino wool blends or even lingerie sets with lace trim. It all depends on what type of subscription you join and how much money you have to spend each month.



What Are Some Good Options for First-Time Customers?

The most popular sock subscriptions are Sock Fancy and Sock Club, both of which offer three pairs of new socks every month. Shipping is included in these prices and you’ll have a wide range of styles to choose from. You can opt for male or female models—or both if you like—as well as standard or no-show socks. If you have a brand preference, there are lots of options. Sockshop gives customers a custom experience based on their size, style preferences and preferred brands. With one subscription, customers receive five pairs of socks each month—two new pairs plus three replacement pairs for old favorites that have been worn out.



What Are Some Common Mistakes That People Make with These Boxes?

It’s easy to think that sock subscription boxes are no-fail gifts, but they actually can fall flat if you don’t know what to look for. Here are a few common mistakes people make when shopping for sock boxes: 1) Buying based on price: Sock subscriptions tend to cost between $15 and $20 per month, so it seems logical that price should play a part in your decision. However, things like shipping costs and where you’re buying from matter more than what you pay each month. The key is to look at total value instead of a monthly price.



How Much Do These Boxes Cost?

At $19.99/month, Stance’s sock subscription has a lower price point than some of its competitors. Given that you get two pairs of socks each month, though, it is still easy to see how you could go through four pairs in three months’ time and spend $80 on your feet (not including tax or shipping). This may be too much for some people to spend on socks. Consider buying one pair a month from your local Target or Wal-Mart if you are looking for a quality sock at an affordable price. If you have deeper pockets and don’t mind buying premium products frequently, then splurge on a sock subscription! You won’t regret it when spring comes around again next year.