Mental Break

'Sockscription'; Like A Magazine Subscription For Your Feet

Socks available by subscription at blacksocks.com include these mercerized cotton knee socks.

Socks available by subscription at blacksocks.com include these mercerized cotton knee socks. blacksocks.com hide caption

itoggle caption blacksocks.com

I am not a jet-setter, at least not yet, but I can definitely see how if I were, I might lose track of one of the major necessities on the road: nice socks.

"Dubious" was my first reaction when a site called Blacksocks.com e-mailed me about their subscription service for "Time-starved, tech-savvy men, who want their feet clothed in fine socks."

I am at least three of those things and who doesn't want their feet wrapped in finery?

The way the site's so-called "Sockscriptions" work is that you can set up a delivery of several times a year (say three pairs of socks three times a year) at a set fee. Presumably, you (and your feet) would breathe easier knowing that socks were on the way on a schedule, saving you a schlep to the feet finery shop at the mall.

The socks are not cheap (I priced out one set of socks and it would have cost close to $100; I did not sign on), but if you are tech-savvy, time-starved and cash-rich, you may be just the Sockscription type.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.