Socks are pretty important when it comes right down to it. They make both shoes and feet last longer than they would without. Socks are an extra layer of protection between our tender piggies and the outside world. They help absorb shock and sweat, and depending on what company is making them, they can even be pretty good looking. The folks at Bombas know how important socks are which is why they have donated more than 400,000 pairs to those in need since the founding of the company in 2013.
If you are at all familiar with this column you know a few things about the man behind the words. In addition to socks, underwear, and shoes becoming a thematic constant over the years, so too has featuring companies that give back in some way. Corporate philanthropy can have a force multiplier effect for its beneficiaries. Not only is there a whole company of people sharing the philanthropic vision, there’s that company’s consumer base, too. That’s why companies like Bombas are so cool.
Though thicker than I am accustomed to, these days, Bombas socks are undeniably excellent in every way. According to the Bombas website their socks are “purpose built for athletic performance, engineered for comfort, and designed to stand out” and it shows. Whether calf or ankle sock, there is nothing but comfort, support, and good looks going on.
The elasticity of the upper part of the sock is just right. The Y-stitched heel and “InvisiToe” toe seam should be considered the standard to which all sock makers should aspire. The Honeycomb Support System around the arch and tarsal area of the foot keeps the fit smooth and tidy and feels good no matter how long the socks are worn. Lastly, the long staple Pima cotton used to make these socks is downright luxurious and a joy to wear.
If it sounds like I am laying it on kind of thick, it is only because these socks are so darn good. Add to that the fact that Bombas has helped countless people by providing them with socks and you get a winning combination. For more information about Bombas, click here.