That probably doesn’t sound like the sort of thing that one would blog about, but these are worth it because they’re so hard to come by. The last time I got new socks was two years ago on my wedding anniversary. The reason is because I’m very picky about my clothes. On most things I’m pretty laid back, but I’ve always been very picky about what clothes I wear. If something makes me the least bit uncomfortable and I don’t have to wear it for some sort of special occasion then I generally won’t wear it at all. I’m so pathetic that not only will certain materials, such as wool, bug the hell out of me, but sometimes even the weave of fabrics I do wear can be enough to make it impossible for me to wear the item in question. Shirts are the worst, pants a close second, followed by socks. In my teens I was quite happy wearing your typical athletic tube socks, but somewhere along the way my mother introduced me to The World’s Softest Socks and I’ve had a hard time putting anything else on my feet ever since.
The problem is that the only place I know of in Michigan to buy these damned socks is a store called Socks Galore up at the Prime Outlets in Birch Run, Michigan, which is a good hour and a half from where I live in Canton. Apparently the socks are made by Crescent Hosiery, a company I’ve never even heard of before, and the last time I tried to find these damned socks online I wasn’t able to dig up any links, but this morning (as you can see) I managed to find a link straight to the manufacturer where they will sell you the socks online. This makes me very happy indeed as the last time I bought new socks was two and a half years ago when Anne and I spent our first anniversary in Frankenmuth and stopped by Birch Run on the way home. As you can imagine those socks are starting to develop more than a few holes by now so when we went up to visit with Momma this past weekend we found out that they’re about 10 minutes away from the Prime Outlets so we dragged Mom out with us and made a run for some socks. I got a bonus in that Mom had bought some awhile back that were too big for her so she gave them to me and I ended up with 4 more pairs on top of the 15 we bought while at the store.
What’s amazing about these socks is that they’re completely synthetic being a blend of Orelle® Ultra Soft Acrylic (85%) and Nylon (15%). The company claims that they’re like “walking on clouds” and I must say that it’s a very apt description. I am totally spoiled by these socks and it amazes me that they’re not more readily available. Which is part of why I’m blogging about them. Got to get the word out so I don’t have to go through so much trouble tracking these damned things down. These should be sold at every Walmart or Target or similar stores in existence. Can’t live without these socks. They make my feet happy.