Wool socks, but not much of Angora

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Michael L from Santa Clara, CA on Friday, December 16, 2011
First of all, the description of these socks is somewhat misleading. These socks have following material composition:

67% virgin new wool
13% Angora wool
20% Polyamide

It's important to note here that while nylon is one of many polyamides used in textile manufacturing, it's probably incorrect to assume that nylon is the polyamide used in these socks (Sierra Trading Post needs to correct this error in product description). Since Medima is a German company, the polyamide used could have been Amodel polyamide made by Solvay Plastics located in Belgium for example.

Now that I have this part of the product description out of the way, I would recommend that prospective buyers concentrate on these five positive attributes of these socks:

1. They're made in Germany
2. They're soft and the elastic bands DO NOT press hard against your skin and therefore the socks do not restrict the blood flow to your feet while you're sleeping.
3. Unlike many wool socks, these are not going to itch.
4. They're very comfortable to wear around the house while wearing slippers or just walking around in the socks alone.
5. They're very breathable, keeping your feet comfortably warm, but not hot.

Keep in mind that if you wish to wear these socks with your normal "out of the house" footwear you'd be making a mistake. This is not what these socks are designed for!

If you keep their use to "inside the house" you will be very happy with them. Note however that like all socks made using natural materials they will not last you as long as a synthetic fiber apparel would. However, they would provide you with substantially better comfort, they're better for your health and unlike any synthetics - they're breathable.
  • Best Uses: SLEEPING TIME, Wearing around the house
  • Cons: Price
  • Pros: breathable, Colorfast, High Quality, Made in Germany, Very soft
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