An unsexy but useful post

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I kept seeing ads for Bombas socks on my various social media feeds, so I decided to give it a go, because my sock situation is beyond abysmal. And I’m so glad I did, because I love these knee socks beyond reason. On cold days that aren’t quite cold enough for long underwear—or on days that I’m just not into feeling the bulk of long underwear—I’ll throw these on with a longer coat and be toasty as you please. I’m also quite intrigued by this merino wool pair, and will likely pull the trigger on one or two of them before the day is out.

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    Cher
    8 Jan 2019
    8:20am

    I also succumbed to their advertising, but bought their kids socks for my 8 year old son who hates seams. They are great!

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    Sara
    8 Jan 2019
    8:30am

    The ads I’ve seen claim that their no-show socks do not slip down. Can anyone verify?

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      JB
      12 Jan 2019
      7:37pm

      True. They’re excellent and I’ve tried ‘em all. Get thinner ones for dress shoes and the plusher ones for sneakers.

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      c.w.
      8 Jan 2019
      9:07am

      I would also love to know this. The only no-show “socks” I’ve found that don’t slip are from Target in the kids department. Their Cat & Jack “liners”have the tinest bit of rubber on the back of the heel. You don’t feel it, but it grips enough to keep the sock from slipping. They come in a three-pack and I buy them whenever I’m in Target and stock them away because I’m so paranoid they’ll stop making them.

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        vivadevo
        8 Jan 2019
        10:33am

        A couple summers ago I discovered terrycloth liners, which you wouldn’t think would operate as well as a sock, but really do — they absorb the sweat and funk of barefoot shoe-wearing and are truly no-show b/c they’re only on the bottom of your foot.

        You can get them for nothing on Amazon and wash just like socks — life-changing, for me, at least.

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      Adrien
      8 Jan 2019
      9:13am

      I can verify! They’re the only no-show socks that have ever worked on me.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      8 Jan 2019
      1:32pm

      I have a pair of the no-shows, and no, they don’t slip but I bought them too big. Ugh! I bought a bunch of the regular men’s socks for my SIL for Christmas (his request) and notoriously picky SIL loves them.

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      Judith Walker
      8 Jan 2019
      4:20pm

      I LOVE them! They work as advertised!

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      Jamie
      8 Jan 2019
      4:36pm

      I’m a restaurant manager and ONLY wear their no-shows under my Professional clogs. They are amazing and never slip. AND THE COME IN SMALL. Heaven! Highly recommend!

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    KRisten Cook
    8 Jan 2019
    8:55am

    I’m SO glad you did this! I, too, have been seeing ads everywhere and have been wondering.

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    Bkmam
    8 Jan 2019
    9:53am

    I like Bombas but was annoyed that some styles shrink a LOT (calf style in particular, if anyone is wondering). Didn’t realize they make wool socks, so may try those, as they look nicer than the wool hiking socks I have!

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    Jenny
    8 Jan 2019
    9:55am

    Every single year when I think about what I am grateful for, wool socks top the list. And wool socks are infinitely sexier than painful chillblains on the toes. I speak from experience.

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      Kimberly A Samuelson
      8 Jan 2019
      6:45pm

      Sexy AND cozy 🙂

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    Robin
    8 Jan 2019
    10:25am

    I also really like my bombas for comfort, but I dislike how their logo is plastered across the top of the sock

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    Mimi
    8 Jan 2019
    10:53am

    Yes, the Bombas no-show socks do not slip. and they’re the only ones I’ve tried that don’t. I like them as much as I can like a no-show sock, strange beast that that is. My other sock loves for winter and hiking in summer are the Kirkland Ladies’ Extra-Fine Merino Wool Trail Sock that I get at Costco. They’re a wool blend and come in bundles of 4 pairs for $12 or $13. They’re magically the right thickness for most of my boots and shoes, athletic and otherwise.

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      K
      8 Jan 2019
      11:08am

      Yes! The Kirkland Ladies socks are amazing. I buy a couple of packs every year. My young son loves them as he is now in the smallest men’s size shoe. I’ve tried more expensive socks and they don’t compare to the Kirkland socks.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      8 Jan 2019
      1:35pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’m going to try these for my husband’s sensitive feet!

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      mlinky
      8 Jan 2019
      2:14pm

      I am also a big fan of the Kirkland socks!

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    Krissy
    8 Jan 2019
    11:12am

    I love my Bombas merino wool socks and I just bought them for my husband, who also loves them. You also can’t beat that for every pair you buy a pair is donated to a homeless shelter.

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      c.w.
      8 Jan 2019
      1:16pm

      I love this added incentive!

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    ritu
    8 Jan 2019
    11:20am

    I have Smartwool merino knee highs for exactly this reason — a few colors, but I only wear the black ones. They are as good as wearing long johns in almost every circumstance, maybe better because of the medium cushion. But they don’t work in every shoe. I’ll check out the Bombas as a lighter alternative. But wool is a must for me.

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    Heather
    8 Jan 2019
    11:38am

    I can recommend Farm to Feet socks. Entirely US-sourced and made in North Carolina: https://www.farmtofeet.com/

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    Beth
    8 Jan 2019
    12:55pm

    I bought Bombas for my uniform wearing middle schooler. At the time they only had cotton crews. She loves them. None of that stinky feet syndrome Target socks left her with. As for Merino I have always adored Smartwool even their no-shows in summer keep my feet content. Hearing that Bombas donates might sway me from my Smartwool addiction.

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    mlinky
    8 Jan 2019
    2:16pm

    My brother orders Bombas. They have great customer service. He called about an order that was short a pair, and they sent him the missing pair AND 2 more free.

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    ab
    8 Jan 2019
    3:54pm

    Bombas really messed up over the holidays, though, with packages not being sent or being sent with incomplete or wrong orders. They did not make a good first impression on me.

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    Lara
    8 Jan 2019
    3:58pm

    Wool socks are my life. I have smart wool ones in every format – the secret sleuth no show ones are amazing. They don’t slip down, are perfect in ballet flats and sink rinsebforbtravel. Sock love.

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    Lorna Gottesman
    8 Jan 2019
    4:58pm

    They really do donate. They give to the shelter where I volunteer.

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    Sherri
    8 Jan 2019
    6:16pm

    Kin, this is a very USEFUL, and therefore sexy post. All of my existing knee high socks have magically formed toe and/or heel holes, and there aren’t a lot of knee highs out there. I prefer knee highs even with ankle boots because they stay up better and are warmer. How do people feel about the price of these? There’s a small discount for buying four and a first time buyer discount, but they’re still more than any socks I’ve bought before, except for maybe a couple of SmartWool to have on hand for the Arctic Vortex, or Vermont.

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      mlinky
      9 Jan 2019
      1:59pm

      Search for discount codes. There is usually a 25% off code somewhere.

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    Allison
    9 Jan 2019
    12:59pm

    I recently purchased a pack of the merino wool quarter socks (thank you podcast discount codes for making me buy things) and I love them. They are warm without being itchy and provide nice cushioning without bulk. I’m wearing them today with clogs and ankle length jeans and they hit the right spot so my ankles are covered.

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