This is the first part of a review of a new sock – and a new process for making socks. I’m personally interested in this, because of my interest in American made products, specifically those for the outdoors. Unitedbyblue is now producing socks in this country, from a fairly new source – bison down. The story behind the socks is really interesting and worth checking out. Over the next few months, we’ll let you know how the actual socks work out.
So far I’ve worn them once and I’ve found them to be warm, without being too hot. I’ll be wearing them in much colder weather, and for longer lengths of time. They fit well – size large on my size 13 feet. I’m concerned they might be itchy if worn for long periods of time. The texture is definitely different from most cold weather socks I’ve worn. Its not unusual for me to be outside for 10-12 hours at a time, so I’ll be watching for wear spots and how much ‘cushion’ they still have at the end of the day.
The Facts: (taken from unitedbyblue.com)
56% Merino Wool, 24% Bison Down, 18% Nylon, 2% Spandex
Made in USA
Available in 2 sizes: SMALL – Women 6-10 / Men 5-9. LARGE – Women 10-13 / Men 9-13
- 1×1 Spandex Rib Knit Welt
Spandex Knit Throughout Leg
Reinforced Heel and Toe Areas
Spandex Rib Arch Support
Flat Knit Side Panels
Flat Toe Seam
What follows is their story –
Philadelphia, PA: Socks and packaging are designed
North Dakota: Bison down collected from ranchers
Uxbridge, MA: Bison down blended with American Merino Wool, combed, carded and spun into sock yarns
Osage, IA: The Ultimate American Socks are knitted and packaged
By purchasing these socks, you help UBB remove 1 pound of trash
from oceans and waterways around the world.
These socks were provided for review purposes by the company.