What is the best sock subscription?

What is the best sock subscription?



If you’re thinking about getting a sock subscription, you’re in luck! Because there are so many out there to choose from! From the socks of the month clubs, to boxers of the month, you have tons of options when it comes to great, high-quality socks that will keep your feet cozy no matter what time of year it is. But with all these options, how do you know which are the best sock subscriptions? This expert guide will help you find exactly what you need.



Types of Socks

According to Footwear Plus, there are three types of socks: ankle, mid-calf and over-the-calf. Ankle socks are usually less than 8 inches in length and can be found in athletic footwear and casual shoes. Mid-calf socks reach just below your calf muscle while over-the-calf socks have an elastic band at the top that keeps them firmly up around your calf area. Both mid-calf and over-the-calf socks can also be found in athletic shoes. The style of a sock will typically refer to how they should be worn—they're called low cut, medium cut or high cut—and each has its own fashion connotations.



Benefits of Sock Subscriptions

As many of you know, I am a huge proponent of subscription boxes. Why? Because it gives me access to products that I normally wouldn’t try and because these products are hand-picked for me. This brings me to socks; if you are going to wear a pair of socks every day, shouldn’t they be fun and fit your personality? Well, from experience, I can tell you that buying on your own is more difficult than it sounds! And therein lies why sock subscriptions are so awesome. Subscriptions allow companies (like Philosockphy) to reach out directly to consumers and gain invaluable insight into what you like in a product before manufacturing thousands of pairs that may not sell as well as desired.



Sock Subscription Reviews

Each year, we see a new crop of subscriptions dedicated to socks. But which are worth your hard-earned money? To find out, I compared three leading options: Harry’s Socks, Dead Sock Society and Philosocks. Here’s what I found: Harry’s has affordable prices and flexible styling options – it feels like a viable alternative to more mainstream clothing brands that sell clothing with more customization options. Philosocks, on the other hand, isn’t quite as unique in its offerings as Harry’s but makes up for it by offering quality over quantity.



Our Favorite Sock Subscription

If you’re going to wear socks, you might as well love them. That’s what drew me to Philosockphy in September of last year. I signed up for a six-month membership and was promised three pairs of unique socks every quarter for about $20 a month—plus shipping. I thought that price was a little high at first, but it quickly became clear why: each pair is from a new designer and custom-made by hand using organic cotton or recycled materials. Just five months into my subscription, I have eight pairs of amazing socks that are unlike anything else in my wardrobe—all thanks to Philosockphy!



Discount Code & Final Thoughts

If you decide to purchase a KnitCrate subscription, use my link and code (jelatoma) to get $5 off your first box. They also send out discount codes and coupons when possible so I'll be sure to post them when they do. And as always, feel free to leave any comments or suggestions! I want to make these posts as useful as possible for other knitters so please share any feedback in regards to what you'd like me to cover next.