Sock Panda for Women Subscription Review + Coupon- February 2017
Sock Panda is a monthly sock subscription service. With each shipment, you’ll receive a new selection of quality socks with plenty of eye-catching colors and unique designs.
According to the Sock Panda site, this subscription’s products are made in a family-run factory in Lima, Peru. Sock Panda is committed to making the world a better place—for every subscription purchased, they donate socks to communities in need. (As of October 2015, they had already donated 50,000 socks!)
Sock Panda offers subscriptions for men, women, tweens, and kids ages 3-8. When you sign up, you’ll pick some style preferences and note whether you’d like to receive one or two pairs per month.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Women’s 2-pair, $19 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Sock Panda Women’s
The Cost: $12.00 per month for one pair, or $19.00 per month for two. Save by subscribing for 6 or 12-month plans.
COUPON: Save 15% off your first box with code MSA15!
The Products: One or two pairs of unique, high-quality socks (many made with 85% Pima cotton).
Ships to: U.S. for $1.00. Ships internationally for $3.00.
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I’ve had a function-over-form approach to socks for awhile now. My sock buying strategy has been to pick up the same cut of black socks in bulk over and over again. It makes it less of a crisis when I lose a sock in the laundry, but what can I say… it’s pretty boring. Lately, I’ve seen a lot of friends and Pinterest peeps treat socks as a statement accessory, rather than just a footwear fact of life. (I love when people wear patterned socks with heels! Such a cute idea.) I want to get in on the fun, and I’m hoping Sock Pandal‘s selections can help me out!
I really appreciate when subscriptions have charitable programs worked into their business model. According to their site, Sock Panda sends products to places like senior centers, homeless shelters, and more.
Blue Heart Socks
The first pair I got was a set of tall white socks with an intarsia-knit blue heart design, plus blue trim.
At first, I thought the scattered, bright aqua hearts were a bit overwhelming and maybe too juvenile for my taste. But tucked up under skinny jeans and paired with some casual shoes, the pattern is eye-catching and fun.
The socks themselves aren’t super thick, which I like. They have a nice bit of stretch to them, though I did with the top band had more give—they weren’t uncomfortable, but they did pinch in on my leg a bit. My favorite part, as silly as it sounds, is this little panda face, which appears at the top of each sock. I hope in the future they do a sock with those little faces all over!
Panda Hug Socks
The second pair had a pretty purple palette. The body of each sock had a slightly heathered effect, and the heels, toes, and trim are solid grape.
The texture and fit of these socks were the same as the last—comfy, not too thick or warm, but still with a gentle pinch at the ankle. The star of these socks is the panda design that sits above each ankle. These came in February, but the image of a panda hugging the globe seems perfect for Earth Day. I’ll admit that these definitely feel more juvenile, so they might not work with formal or work outfits. I did find that it’s easy to hide the cartoony design up under the ankles of pants or jeans, if necessary.
Verdict: While I loved the comfort of these socks, I did feel like the playful designs felt more teen or tween than nearly-thirty-something (which is me, haha). My style tends to be more adventurous, though, so there’s definitely space for me to work these styles into my outfits. If you’ve got a more classic style, or if you can’t wear fun patterns as much as you’d like (if most of your days are spent in offices with conservative dress codes, for instance), then you might not get a ton of value from these socks. I will say, similar fun socks I’ve seen can go for around $12.00. These socks end up being about $9.50 each, plus you get the intangible value of knowing your purchase has been matched with a donation to a community in need.
If fun is part of your everyday wardrobe, then this subscription could be a fun way to add more daring finds to your repertoire! I’m eager to see what kinds of designs arrive in subsequent packs…
What do you think of the socks in this month’s Sock Panda?