Reviewed by Linda Pickford
I am a keen recycler so was pleased to find that the socks are packaged around a recyclable cardboard cut-out of a foot. The fibre content is detailed on the packaging (37% Nylon, 31% New Wool, 31% Endurofil and 1% Lycra) together with a full description of the WoolFusion technology. They are advertised as a hard-wearing sock with all day comfort.
I chose the socks in a luxuriant pink but there are two other colours available (blue and black). Although designed as a Junior version they fitted my grown-up size 2 feet (Size L, 1-3) beautifully with no twisting at the heel. My husband and I often hike across Dartmoor and also regularly visit our coastal paths so I knew they would get well worn. They are ankle length with reinforced cushioned heel and toe. Ideal for wearing inside my walking boots and I expect good for wellington boots too, but I haven’t tried those yet. I found no harsh seams on the inside, a welcome sign for me because I am a diabetic and am always concerned about the condition of my feet. I do sometimes need to take my boots off on long walks to air my hot toes. This time it was not necessary and my feet felt as dry and cool at the end of the day as they did at the beginning.
The washing instructions are included on the packaging and I followed them to the letter. I turned them inside out and set my machine for a wool cycle cool wash with no added fabric conditioner. After drying on the line, I picked them in to find they were still as soft as before with no shrinkage. The rib knitted ankle length cuff has not stretched. They are guaranteed for 3 years from date of purchase but I see no future need of this.
My husband was very impressed with my socks and is determined to try an adults pair in the near future. They may also be a solution for my grandson who suffers from sensory issues and dislikes socks with prominent seams and stitching, these have neither. My only thought is that a child may grow out of them before they wear out. Perhaps an item to pass on to siblings or friends.
I would recommend these socks to all, I am sure they will be ideal for children of all ages, including Grandmas! Enjoy your walking.