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Just what are “bed socks”? Even if you don’t wear socks to sleep, cozy bed sock styles can keep your feet warm during the cold winter months.
“Bed sock” is a term used most often to describe an ankle or crew height sock that is thicker and often fuzzy, just the thing for snuggling up under covers or padding around the house. Some styles even have grip treads on the bottom, like slippers, to keep you from slipping on slick floors.
The most obvious bed sock choice are the New Zealand Bed Socks. Thick fuzzy wool lining that doesn’t easily mat or felt in the wash or during wear is encased in a sturdy acrylic shell that keeps warmth right where it belongs—on your toes! In classic solids and fun patterns, they’re one of the most popular bed sock styles we carry. The grip tread patterns come in three sizes from little feet to big and make great gifts.
Not all bed socks have it in their name. Some of the styles in our Warm! collection fit the bill of height and coziness. Look for fluffy wool styles, that fun fuzziness is useful because it creates pockets of air that help trap heat. Angora is a great choice, as we’ve blogged before, it is a partially hollow fiber that does a professional job of trapping heat and regulating temperature (which means you stay warm, but not sweaty!).
For wool-free options and bed socks that are slumber-party ready, join us after the jump!
The choreographer/director of the dance video in the last post sent me this still image this weekend. I love that they are all wearing our striped Dream Stockings!
I don’t get a chance to post every worthy picture people send us.
…but some are just so charming I can’t resist.
Now, to start our week…
two nice letters I found in feedback this morning:
I just received a variety of your socks/thigh highs from my hubby. I love the socks & your site and have added you to my bookmarks. I sense an addiction brewing
Just found your site… where have I been. Thank goodness there are others who share my passion for socks. My faves are stripy ones – there used to be a store here in my town called Socks Appeal, but they have long since closed down, so I was left to scour the shelves during Halloween mostly to try to find some comforting socks… I had almost given up hope. Thank you again – soon to be a very loyal customer!
and an odd one…
where can I get info on mens floppy socks
Can anyone tell me what “men’s floppy socks” are exactly?
11/28/07 update, loose socks was what he sought.
Liz & Amanda recently dreamed up a whole new batch of stripy combinations…
Last week they all arrived here at the warehouse
…so we set about trying them out and taking pictures
Liz did the photography and write up (“copy”) for this style
and I was beckoned to join them for a group shot to use for the thumbnail
…it was a welcome break from my daily doings! We both had cameras so I shot a few from my perspective. They are pretty colors, unusual combinations I wouldn’t have thought up myself, and the usual old-fashioned fit, like the other striped Dream Stockings have. Someone recently referred to this as being “from the days before lycra”. Actually, they do have a touch of lycra in them, just not that snug, hold onto your every curve, kind of lycra content most socks have, and many of us like it that way. They go over our knees and stay in our dreams, they may not stay up perfectly or fit everyone and we love them just the same! if you love our various colored knees combos or our M Stripes these are a cornucopia of yummy new choices!
Remember when you were little and you wanted to wear that tiara to the grocery store… or the football helmet to your Aunt Celia’s wedding? Remember how that one favorite thing to wear could change the mood of every adventure you had? These favorite things seemed to take on magical powers, and we got to be someone special each time we wore them.
Armwarmers and gloves are like that for me… The moment I put them on I feel special. I end up pointing much more than necesssary (which way did you want to go, this way? that way?… oh it’s over there… etc.) I tend to make grand sweeping gestures with my hands just to catch a glimpse of how these fun accesories accent what I feel is the second most expressive part of us all (our face being the first). My large hands feel prettier, more delicate… and don’t even get me started on the funky factor of anything that gets to hang out over your wrists with folds of fabric.
They are also most excellent for “squishing tall buildings”
These are perfect for holding the hand of someone you love
Now when you take something this cute and make it in plaid, it just can’t get any better than that.
The Plaid arm warmers fit my larger hands just fine, they come mid way up my forearm all the way stretched out (but I like em scrunched up at the wrist). These are the sort of thing that look even better the more you wear em.
Sure these have a function… they can certainly help to keep you warmer on brisk days…
but for me, these are just pure magic fun! (I’m even wearing them while I’m typing this up… they ummm, really help with my typing… yeah, that’s it… wearing them helps with my typing) ;o)
shhhh … I mean it!!
Keep it down now …. cause once it gets out that THESE ARE SOOO fANTASTIC everybody and their mother is going to buy multiple pairs and deplete the stock before I get more. Envision an old movie department store scene where people are grabbing anything, and mutiple tug’s of war breakout… ”mine, mine, mine” “I had it first” “let go of my sock” “Unhand that thigh high you cad“ :O)
In my humble opinion… The Cronert Ribbed Wool OTK’s are one of the best OTK socks since the old longsocks (sigh… remember them?!). Grab handfulls of these, stock up your sock drawers cause you are going to want to wear these daily! And oh yea… it’s really nice that they are wool (not the itchy kind.. the soft breathable touchable kind), and it’s certainly lovely that they are made by Cronert, and it’s really super that they come in great colors (the olive is trying to seduce me) … BUT… It’s just freakin AWESOME that they feel so good, fit so good, and are just so DARN COZY!
Now okay… you know I have to say it… I really could use a bit more length in them. That pretty little pattern change into the cable knit forms a line that starts at the top of my knee, so when I fold them over to cuff they just make it over my knees in length. I wish there was no pattern change line or that it started at least after my knee so that I could uncuff these and wear them as TRUE OTK’s (uncuffed as they are, I just don’t like that little line directly on my knee).
The cable knit part reminds me very much of the well adored Diamond Rid knee highs (similar stretch and feel to me), I dreamed of getting those knee highs in a thigh high, now these gorgeous OTK Cronerts are the closet thing I’ve found to that sock dream and I’m near giddy with delight. These don’t stay up perfectly (while walking, mine just sort slid down and then happily stayed just under my knees… so sock garters may be a must for some). And as far as foot fit goes, the heels “just” made it to meet mine (I would have loved some extra wiggle room)… but truly these are close enough for me… I LOVE THESE SOCKS!
Cool fall breezes and cozy, cuddly, beautiful days are coming and these are just what the doctor ordered.
Mine mine mine….