Sock Panda for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – August 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 subscription ($19 a month).
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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Sock Puppet Dinosaur Socks
If you’ve tried Sock Panda before, or if you’ve read any of our reviews, you’ll know that by choosing “Wild & Crazy” as your preferred sock style, you’re entering a world of kitschy, kooky, and sometimes, all out bizarre socks. Like, designs where it really feels like there’s something you’re supposed to “get”, but… well… I don’t think there actually is anything. It’s just weird for weird’s sake.
And I’m not saying that to knock it! Just know to expect the unexpected with this subscription. Because you might end up with something like these socks.
So, I love how soft and breathable these crew socks are. The cotton is stretchy and lightweight, and I felt like they have just a bit more roominess to them than typical socks (without being outright big). The colors are great, and the fact that the design is intarsia-knit into the sock means the design doesn’t get stretched out and faded—something that tends to happen with all-over-printed socks.
But it’s kind of a weird design. I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be a sock puppet. If you’re wearing these with sneakers, you only really see the dinosaur puppet—what I assume is the arm is hidden, so it’s kind of a surprise when you take your shoes off. Here’s the thing: maybe this is just me being a grim little person, but the way the arm cuts off at the red toe makes the arm look a little… severed. And things only get creepier when you notice that the friendly dinosaur puppet has bright red teeth, rather than white… (Dinosaur, what have you done?!)
I know, I know, it’s probably not actually that weird, let alone intentionally so. But these definitely take a top spot for kookiest socks in my sock drawer!
Burgundy Fireworks/Dandelions Socks
These socks come from the “Patterns & Prints” category, and they’re a little more my speed. I can’t decide if these bursting shapes are supposed to be exploding fireworks or approximations of the cottony tops of dandelions. Either way, it’s a great pattern to peek out between my new fall jeans and my favorite sneakers. There’s enough visual interest that they’re fun but not distracting (or super weird). They’re a conversation piece, in the sense that they’ll get people to say “Hey, cute socks!” but not “Hey, cute socks! Is that supposed to be a dinosaur? Oh, it’s a sock puppet… Wait, why are his teeth all red?” like the last pair.
Verdict: Sock Panda is truly the king of quirky socks. As usual, the patterned socks were playful and colorful, and the “Wild & Crazy” pair lived up to its namesake. Value-wise, these run $9.50/pair if you go with the 2-pack. The quality of these socks feels in line with that value, even if the some of the designs don’t really float my boat. They’re comfy, breathable, and hug my feet without suffocating them. In other words, they’re great socks for end-of-summer adventures (… so long as you’re happy about what’s adorning your ankles).
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