You think you are a hipster? Everywhere you go you get people to turn their heads and look at you. What and how you dress is a fashion statement that defines you and your beliefs. You have a rad hairdo and can be spotted by aliens from outer space. Everything is going so well for you… [screeching stop sound] except you choose not to wear socks with your boat shoes!
Looking pass the hygienic crisis of sweaty feet rubbing against your shoes, the question is, “why would you not wear socks?!?!?!”
They say ignorance is bliss, but we are going to let you in on a little secret to help you avoid getting slapped in public. We’ve recently came across couple pairs of Tommy John’s Stay-Put Liner Socks, and thought it would be a product worth sharing to all you hipsters and wannabe hipsters.
We’ve gone through cotton ankle socks, long knee-high socks as well as the silky dress socks. Most commonly, despite different shapes and sizes, all socks had these common flaws: 1) Do not allow for proper ventilation, 2) Rip easily, and 3) Lack comfort during long time usage. What we got from Tommy John’s Liner Socks was a bit different. At first glance, these little individual pairs don’t look much; unrolling the socks, it initially threw us off as they look like one of those ballet flats that your girlfriend wears. They were about the size of a fully stretched hand (we have pretty big hands, if you know what that means…). The socks themselves come in various colors, but we happened to have the Sand 3 Tone and Dress Blues Solid. The fabric is a cotton, polyester, spandex and nylon mix. What makes these socks unique is the “InvisiGrip Technology” hidden on the inside of the stocks. To put into simple English, there is a super thin layer of transparent soft gel material at the heel end of the socks. This gel like material works as an adhesive connector between your heels and the sock, ensuring proper grip and no slippage.
Here’s the best part: these are not knee-high or ankle socks! That means, for the most part, you can even wear them with those boat shoes. Problem solved! May you keep them fungi to yourself. You’re welcome!
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