Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review of the World's Softest Socks, Classic Collection

It's the Season for the World's Softest Socks

Even though I live on the California Central  Coast, it's cold this winter. That's why I've been stocking up on products to keep myself warm. One of my recent purchases I'm very happy with is an order of The World's Softest Socks from the Classic Collection of socks. I'm wearing one in this photo. I wish I'd gotten a better picture, but it's hard to take a picture of the side of a sock when you  have it on your foot. Neither the top of the sock or my calf is as fat as it looks. I love these socks. That's why I just went back to Footsmart's sock selection and bought more along with some other sock types since they were on sale.  There usually is a promotion or sale going on. You can see a link to it at the top of the page when you get to the site. 


Review of  the World's Softest Classic Collection Socks
World's Softest Gray Sock on my Foot
© B. Radisavljevic

Why I Love the World's Softest Socks


My feet have been giving me problems for years. In 2014 I had a partial toe joint replacement. Finding shoes to fit properly was a problem. Finding socks that don't have rough seams that hurt my feet was also a problem. I spent a lot of time looking for socks online that were warm and that would not rub against my feet in a way that hurt. My search led me to Footsmart.com where I  discovered the World's Softest Socks  Classic Collection.  I  also discovered some other items, such as the Angora sport knee warmers I reviewed earlier and some IMAK Arthritis gloves which I will review another time.


Review of  the World's Softest Classic Collection Socks


The World's Softest Socks are wonderfully soft and warm. They do not have bulky seams that cut into my toes. The tops stay up all day without slipping or binding. They are thick enough to wear with my slippers and boots. Did I mention they were really, really soft? Since I got them I haven't wanted to wear any others. I bought two pair -- the gray pair I'm wearing now and the navy blue pair you see above. I have already washed those. Since I bought these and my knee warmers, the two almost meet on my legs and I haven't needed to wear my silk long underwear over them to keep my legs warm except on the very coldest days.

I machine-washed these socks on a gentle cycle inside out in cold water. The manufacturer recommends fabric softener, but I didn't use it. I made the mistake of using Ivory Snow powder that was on hand instead of a liquid detergent like Woolite, and it never dissolved. That meant I rewashed everything in that load in plain water to try to rinse all the powder out. I air-dried my socks inside, but they can be tumble dried on low heat. The photo above was taken after I had washed and dried the socks.

I wear a shoe size of 8.5 and 9, depending on the brand. I ordered size Medium socks for women's shoe size 5.5 - 9.5 or men's size 5-8. My socks fit perfectly. They run pretty true to size. You don't need to order a larger size than you normally wear. The World's Softest Crew Socks in the Classic Collection come in a variety of colors, so I chose what would go best with my clothes. My socks do have the cloud symbols on the toes. Many reviewers on Amazon said the clouds were not on the socks they ordered there, though they are supposed to be the same socks. The reviewers felt the socks without the clouds were not as good quality as previous socks they had ordered that had the clouds. Maybe Amazon is substituting socks from a different manufacturer. I've had my socks less than a month, so they have been ordered recently, since people bought the inferior quality socks on Amazon thinking they would get what I got.

Where to Get These Socks


Amazon carries these socks, but they are not necessarily a better deal there and I didn't see that they were eligible for the free prime shipping. Here is Amazon's page for these socks and the Amazon reviews, if you prefer ordering from Amazon. I ordered mine from  Footsmart because they offered free shipping if my order totaled $75. It was very easy to find $75 worth of things I wanted. I was satisfied with all I bought there except for one item -- the Chooze Canvas slippers. They  just never felt right on my feet. It's possible I ordered the wrong size, but I don't recommend them. The soles felt bumpy. I've had better luck   with Daniel Green and Acorn slippers, both of which Footsmart also carries. Footsmart has everything that can make your feet feel better, including orthotics and remedies for bunions, hammertoes, and other common foot ailments. 

Although there is overlap between what Amazon and Footsmart carry for feet, Footsmart has many exclusive products. Although some people complained they had trouble making returns at Footsmart, my receipt came with a prepaid return label on the back for exchanges. If returns are made within 60 days with receipt, Footsmart will refund your purchase price if you made your purchase with a credit card or PayPal (but not PayPal credit.) If you are not exchanging, they will deduct the price of return shipping from your refund. I was happy with my purchases and did not want to return anything.

Even knowing that Amazon carries the World's Softest Socks, I'd still order them at Footsmart again, especially after reading that Amazon may be sending a product with the same name but lower quality. As far as I can see, the price is the same and it's easy to buy enough to get free shipping at Footsmart. I highly recommend Footsmart for products to keep your feet healthy and comfortable.  


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11 comments:

  1. I wear socks year round. I seem to always be cold I really do appreciate a recommendation for great socks, especially some without painful seams.

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    1. I don't want to take these socks off until it warms up.

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    2. I don't want to take these socks off until it warms up.

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  2. Excellent recommendation for these Footsmart socks, Barbara. Warm AND Soft are two points that make these socks very appealing to me. I wear socks year round, too and am always looking for socks that just 'feel right' when you are wearing them.

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    1. I don't think these would disappoint you. They are thicker than my other socks,so I don't wear them with my sneakers because my sneakers barely fit over regular cotton crew socks. I like these with slippers and boots because they stay put instead of sliding down my foot as many other socks do, all the while keeping my foot snug and warm.

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    2. I don't think these would disappoint you. They are thicker than my other socks,so I don't wear them with my sneakers because my sneakers barely fit over regular cotton crew socks. I like these with slippers and boots because they stay put instead of sliding down my foot as many other socks do, all the while keeping my foot snug and warm.

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  3. these look really comfy, in fact, after reading this I'm going to put some soft socks on right now!

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  4. I really love warm, soft socks. I have very sensitive skin and have to wear soft clothing. These socks sound gorgeous ! :)

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  5. I love comfy socks! Bet Footsmart has socks that are easy to get on and off, too. Reaching his feet to put on socks is often difficult and painful for someone I know and love who has hip arthritis. Typical socks are so thin and tight. Glad to know there's a really good, and reasonably priced, place to shop for socks. Thanks, Barbara!

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  6. I am always looking for good socks. Thank you for this review. It seems as though I can never find socks that I like in the stores. And I've been hesitant to order too many socks online. I am going to check these out for sure.

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