Top positive review
Top class socks!
10 September 2018
Now, these aren't your thin Asda cotton socks in plain designs, destined to work a hole into your heel when you least expect it. Oh no, these are your thick, squidgy, warm, colourful, funky socks. These socks are warm and soft and lovely. My feet are toasty in these. I do think they're a quality cotton blend; my feet breathe well in them anyway.
The secret behind their spongy thickness and warmth I think is the way all the coloured threads are woven. When you turn them inside out there's lots of threads interweaved. You can see them on the product photos as the manufacturer/seller has tried to show them. I actually thought the threads would be loose and catch on my toes but they aren't, they're very well made.
The socks are really comfortable on, but they are well fitting around the heel area. There isn't much give as the diameter around the heel to the front is slim. However, this makes them incredibly comfortable once on, AND the socks don't ride down the feet! This is despite them having a nice loose ankle and cuff. Normally if a sock doesn't grip incredibly well around the top (as in annoying elastic imprint left behind), they have a tendency to slide down in your shoes. These socks do not do that.
The socks are also washing and wearing well so far.
The nearest I can liken these socks in terms of warmth and thickness is to some ski socks I have. They're very similar thickness and just as warm.
I love these socks so much that I've since bought another five packs in different designs, including the Christmas designs. Every design is the same quality and lovely vibrant colours, very true to the images shown. The Christmas set is particularly cute and is gift boxed too. I'm sure I'll be keeping a couple of those packs for myself, the rest will be gifts as they all come with nice paper sleeves and hangers, lovely presentation with a Japanese company name/website written on the paper sleeve. Very kawaii!