Socks that work
Afriend recently told me that there are two signs you’re getting older. One, you start noticing bird behavior. Two, a good pair of socks becomes worth its weight in gold. I know he’s right about the second point because I had just bought a dozen different pairs of crew socks and tested which performed the best.
For starters, I wore them all a couple times and eliminated the ones that were too hot, didn’t stay up, were hard to put on or just didn’t feel good. Next, I randomly wore the remaining six pairs to see which ones held up the best over several washings and wearings. I didn’t keep a record of how many times I wore each one; I just tried to mix it up as best I could.
Fortunately, the pair that outlasted all the others was also the most comfortable. The clear winner was Duluth Trading Company’s 7-Year
Performance Lightweight socks. Unfortunately, at about $18 a pair, they were among the most expensive I tested. But they were still cheaper than gold, so I bought a bunch more at duluthtrading.com. Now if I can just get those pesky blue jays to stop chasing all my robins away.