The 5 Best Sock Subscriptions to Keep Your Feet Happy

The 5 Best Sock Subscriptions to Keep Your Feet Happy



The first time I received socks in the mail as part of my sock of the month subscription, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. Even though I had heard of sock subscriptions and how they were perfect for anyone who loved getting new socks, it seemed like such an odd thing to do with your money. Who would pay money every month just to get more socks? Well, here’s the thing - not only do you get new socks, but you get to try out lots of different types of socks at once so that you can find what kinds are best for you and your feet!



How To Choose a Sock Brand

Depending on how picky you are, how much money you want to spend, and how many pairs of socks you want every month, choosing a sock subscription can seem daunting. A few considerations before making your decision: How often do you wear socks? If you don’t wear them daily, can they be worn more than once? How much do they cost? What level of support and cushioning do you need in your shoes? Do you have a particular brand or style that works for your needs? If so, consider getting it by subscription. Also look for companies that don’t use cheap synthetics.



How To Choose Your Style

There’s no better time than summer to stock up on socks. But with so many sock subscription services available, it can be difficult to choose which ones are right for you. Consider your style—do you prefer neutral colors and classic designs? Or do you prefer bold patterns and bright colors? And if there’s a specific brand or material that you prefer, look for sock subscriptions from those manufacturers! Finally, read some reviews of individual subscription boxes before signing up—and consider how often you plan on re-gifting your excess pairs.



How to Choose A Size

If you wear a regular size, check out one of our pre-packaged sock subscriptions. You can choose between two, three or five pairs depending on your preferences. If you want more variety in your socks, go for a themed sock subscription with multiple sizes and colors. At Philosockphy we carry five different sized subscriptions: standard (6-8), relaxed (9-11), extended (12+) and plus size (14-16). These sizes are based on US shoe sizes; check out The Sock Drawer's Universal Fit System if you're looking for international equivalents. For example, in most countries they sell socks that correspond to small, medium and large shoe sizes.



How To Wash and Care For Them

You’ve probably heard of or seen wash and wear clothing, which means it doesn’t require dry cleaning. While socks can be washable, you still need to be careful in doing so because they will lose their elasticity if machine-washed over and over again. The best way to keep your socks looking like new is to use a handwash only washing technique, which involves adding soap directly into a basin of warm water. Soak your socks for about 20 minutes before rinsing them off with cold water (this removes excess soap). Roll them up in a towel, press out some of the moisture and then lay them flat on a table (or something similar) while they dry.



Why We Love Them

 We are socks and underwear lovers, so we decided that it would be a great idea to start a sock subscription service. People can subscribe for different lengths of time and we send out a variety of high quality socks each month. It’s been great! Many people don’t think about or plan for socks until they need them, and it’s not always easy to pick out an appropriate pair. We curate our selection with men in mind, but women are welcome as well! As far as our philosophy, we simply want to make sure that you have happy feet so that you can live your best life!  --Megan Coker (Founder of Philosockphy)