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Sock Shop Socks It To Em!

When you’re a dog walker, as we are, you need decent socks in your walking boots to a) keep you dry and b) keep you comfortable. You don’t want to be thinking about how your feet hurt when you have miles of walking ahead of you!
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We walk our dog Roxy everywhere! If it’s a local walk down the beach or at our favourite walk, or the Rocking Stone in the Welsh Valleys.

Mark and I recently tried out some socks from Sockshop, and have to say, were very pleasantly surprised. We’ve never really bothered much about wearing “special” walking socks, we’ve just made do with whatever is in our sock drawers but we won’t be making that mistake again! The socks from Sockshop made all the difference to how our walks went.

The difference between common every day socks and the ones from Sockshop is that these are specialised walking socks, which are purpose-built to protect your feet, from the rocky terrains of mountains to the grassy trails of local hikes. Basically, they suit a range of conditions.

Ok. They say that they keep you dry and this is debatable, but that’s more down to our “weatherproof” boots – which never are in our experience, but they are certainly comfortable, which is the main thing.

The socks come in a range of sizes for men, women and children and in a lovely range of designs as well.

With Christmas just around the corner, I wouldn’t hesitate in buying a few more pairs for us both and even buying some to give as gifts. I know we all know the old adage “oh no, not socks again” but these are not just your ordinary socks, these are Sockshop socks! Whilst the novelty Christmas designs might not be for us, they also have plain ribbed classics to enjoy all year round, which would be our go-to.

With Christmas gifting in mind, they are now selling giant Sockshop Christmas Sock Advent Calendars for ladies, men and couples to share for everyday wear during the month of December. They include an assorted mix of festive and colourful everyday designs in the lead up to Christmas. That’s 25 different pairs of quality bamboo socks hidden inside the gorgeously designed double-door gift package which comes fastened with a lovely bow.

If you’re stuck for ideas for a Christmas gift for someone who loves the outdoor life, then you can pop over to and place your order for one of these calendars. 10% of each sale of the 25 days of socks calendar will be donated to Emmaus UK, so you’ll be supporting a great charity as well.

The calendar retails for £79.99 or the individual socks start from £9.99. We think it’s a bargain!

Here is some background from the guys at Sockshop.

Sockshop is a team of total sock fanatics based in a beautiful old mill in Bolton, in the north of England, UK. We are determined to bring you a huge range of socks, underwear, tights and more expertly handpicked by us.

Founded in 1983 by Sophie Mirman and Richard P. Ross after Mirman said, “People should be able to buy socks as easily as they buy newspapers.” Sockshop outlets were placed for convenience on busy city streets, in train stations and at airports. Sockshop was acquired by us, The Ruia Group, early in 2006. Not just selling our beautiful range of Sockshop branded items we also stock over 45 brilliant brands including Jeep, Pringle, ELLE, Jeff Banks, Pantherella and so many more.

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