November 14, 2010

I just paid $50…

…for a pair of socks.

Of course, they’re the samples for the new Waltworks Bicycles socks. And they are rad:
-Super comfy, designed for cycling, with a nice 5″ cuff.
-Awesome bamboo fiber/nylon/lycra mix (about half bamboo) that is (no joke, I tested this) pretty good at keeping your feet from getting stinky, even if you, say, don’t change them for an entire 24 hour race. Don’t ask me how I know this – let’s just say I had ONE bamboo sock (I don’t match my socks much) and one non-bamboo one… and the results were horrifically obvious.
-Original WW missing-tooth guy logo.
-Made right here in Colorado with environmentally friendly materials and processes.

I’m trying to decide whether to keep the embroidered words on the lower part of the sock. I’m not a huge fan of unnecessary stuff like that, and I’d rather have the underside of the sock free of lumps (though honestly it’s not really noticeable – I’m wearing the socks now).

I don’t have a precise ETA for these, but they’ll be available for sure by early 2011. They will probably be sold mostly through the Alchemist site, but WW frame/fork/whatever customers can also get them directly from me to save on hassle/shipping. Expect cost to be $8-10 a pair. We may do a t-shirt/socks package deal of some kind too, I will need to talk to Jeff about that.