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mismatched socks

by Marianne Wakerlin $17.00
Recycled

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You've Met Your Mismatch

These cozy, colorful socks are a perfect mismatch: Sharing the same hues and the same pattern, each sock exchanges colors for a chromatically congruous take on the classic case of mismatched socks. The color arrangements will vary for each sock. Really...life's too short for matching socks. Knit and hand finished in Vermont by Marianne Wakerlin. The yarns are recycled cotton, dyed without the use of harmful chemicals.

Due to the recycled nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Recycled
Item ID
13135
Made from
combed cotton, nylon, lycra
Measurements
women 8-10; men 7-9
  • the maker

Marianne Wakerlin

Marianne Wakerlin, the 'Socklady' was the founder of Solmate Socks. The company is named after her mom, Sunny, who taught Marianne how to knit when she was nine years old. Marianne continued a life long enthusiasm for knitting, but it wasn't until she started knitting socks that her real passion was born.

Within a few years Marianne had knit over one hundred pairs of socks for family and friends, and she decided to turn her hobby into a business. Her colorful and complex patterns are knit in the USA at a family owned knitting mill, hand finished and then "mismatched with care."

Crafted with care in the USA from recycled cotton. Her yarns are created by recovering the scraps from the production of other cotton products, mainly t-shirts. All of the little cotton scraps are gathered together and ground up so that they can be re-spun into "new" yarn. The yarns are then knit into her colorful socks. These recycled yarns are certified to be free from harmful substances (i.e. toxins like formaldehyde), made with respect for the environment and with respect for human rights.

The company is run in a small town in central Vermont, where the Socklady and all her helpers are surrounded and inspired by the woods, brook, gardens and hills of the countryside. collection

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MISMATCHED SOCKS
 
4.7

(based on 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (80)
  • Soft (66)
  • Comfortable (63)
  • Durable (63)
  • Warm (21)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (54)
  • Around the house (49)
  • Travel (22)
  • Office (11)
  • Sports (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      95% 

      (76 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (61), Bargain shopper (31), Trendy style (23), Athletic (22), Career (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43), Yes (40)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (11), Self (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (9), Other (6), Birthday (3)

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1.0

Liked look - not fit

By 

from saratoga springs, NY

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Fit

Best Uses

    Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

    Ordered large as gift - was told they were very small for a sock advertised as large - wish I had known. Recipient did not return - waste of gift and money.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    So Bright, Sooo Comfy

    By 

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Bargain Shopper, Career, Casual

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Soft
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Around The House
      • Athletics
      • Daily Use
      • Travel

      Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

      While I got these for my sister for Christmas, I couldn't resist & so added a pair for me. A couple of weeks after the holidays, I got a note from my sister saying that she was wearing them & loved them. I had to agree; they are so bright (daffodil design), so comfortable, and so nicely warm in this brutal winter, that I'd love to get another pair, or two or three...

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Cute and Comfy

      By 

      from South Bend, IN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Around The House

        Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

        I bought 3 pairs - one for myself and one for myself and 2 as gifts.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self

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        5.0

        Cute!

        By 

        from Charleston SC

        About Me Bargain Shopper, Casual

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Soft
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Around The House

          Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

          Four college age nieces received the mismatched socks-they were thrilled!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Unique and fun!

          By 

          from St Paul, MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Around The House
            • Daily Use

            Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

            These weren't exactly the color family shown, but this is to be expected with a one-of-a-kind, handmade item. Nice to have a description from the artist to include with the gift. Like that these are made from reclaimed yarns:) My niece, who makes a fashion statement by frequently wearing mismatched socks, really seemed to like them!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels too large
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Mismatched socks

            By 

            from Yerington, Nevada

            About Me Athletic, Career, Casual

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • It Is The Only Socks Keep
            • My Feet Warm
            • Soft
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Office
              • Travel

              Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

              I would love to see this kind of socks in tights and also a tall socks to wear with tall boots

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Wife
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LOVE THESE SOCKS

              By 

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Casual

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Funky
              • Soft
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Around The House
                • As A Nurse
                • Office
                • Travel

                Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

                We stumbled upon these years ago, and they are our favorite socks. We love that they look so fun and never match - one less thing to worry about.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, Yes

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                5.0

                These socks are the best!

                By 

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Trendy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Cute Too
                • Durable
                • Warm

                Cons

                • Can Only Get Online

                Best Uses

                • Around The House
                • Daily Use

                Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

                Sock are great, warm and cute!

                Service and delivery comments:

                easy to order and arrived on time.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                much-loved gift for fan of weird socks!

                By 

                from west bridgewater ma

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

                      have given my daughter-in-law the most unusual socks I could find as Christmas gifts. these are the best so far.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      The hit Christmas gift!

                      By 

                      from Annapolis MD

                      About Me Athletic, Bargain Shopper, Casual

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Soft
                      • Warm

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS:

                        Recipient is a junior high school student and these are the current rage. She loved them.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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