Happy Wednesday, fans! Some of you might be ready to enjoy the shortened work week - and looking forward to the weekend as much as we are! For our latest post, The Sock Review proudly features an amazing lineup of sock styles from Strideline, a Seattle-based company that focuses and strives for ultimate comfort, style and innovation in their product. Strideline was kind enough to send over a variety of styles for us to to check out - thanks, guys!
As with any sock review, we start with no expectations, and an open mind; a fresh palate, so to speak, because we know each sock is unique in its mission. We must say - the Strideline socks did not disappoint! From the smooth fit, to the attention-to-details in design, we’ve got good things to say - read on to hear more!
After releasing these mighty socks from their sleek packaging, it was quite refreshing to see that pop of color on the bands; an orangish-red that you’ll later discover elsewhere on the product. This kind of detailing is something that any design-enthuiast can appreciate, and connects well with the branding.
Anyone out there have a pair of Strideline socks? Add your comments below - let us know what features make these socks stand out to you!
It’s our experience that basic color socks (or neutrals) like black, white and grey, can easily get boring - but not with Strideline. With what is seemingly just ‘the right amount’ of ‘heathered’ yarn use, the design and comfort features of the sock are appropriately accentuated by the coloration, and would easily provoke a ‘pick me, pick me!’ response while shopping in a store.
Considering the packaging, the ability to see and feel good quality in the product - from a visual and tactile standpoint - we give Strideline a ten!
Next was the wear test; and photo session - what better way to understand a pair of socks than to try them on? We even took them out for a ‘swing’ on the golf course over the weekend. First impression: Very well-cushioned and comfortable, and easily pulled on and off. They felt lightweight and easy to wear with sneakers. Interested in learning more about what makes up a pair of these socks? You can read more about the construction here.
It was easy to tell from the first step onto a hard surface, that these socks were built with some well-thought out cushioning placement. It seemed like they offered padding on all the right spots - and when worn throughout the day, really just felt good the entire time. Once taken off, no signs of being too tight or leaving marks. The materials and structure help keep the sock staying where it should! (That is, not sliding down your leg).
Do you have a favorite sock height? We absolutely love the Mid Sock length - it’s a very versatile and modern sihouette, don’t you think? The low/ankle styles are great for the summer, and crews are great for ‘showing off’ at the gym, or if you prefer more of a classic look. Each one offers a unique way to accessorize your outfit, sports attire - or just hanging out in!
A design detail we love: We see this on a few brands here and there, but we always keep an eye out for it - the 'L’ and ‘R’ specific socks. Each sock pair has a sock meant for your left and right foot - making it more specific and better fitting. The lettering on the socks makes the experience intuitive and well, even takes a little less guesswork out of putting on a pair of socks for the day :)
Here, you’ll see a Strideline pair in its element - even as standalone objects, they look swift! We love how detailed each sock is; it’s quite evident that a lot of thought, care and even fun went into these designs. From the knit-in frontal ‘STRIDELINE’ text logo, to the selective placement of padding, ribbing and textures, there’s much to look at, and makes for an interesting pair to wear.
Pictured here is the low/ankle style, available in different colors - check out the availabilty on their site. You can see the ‘L’ and ‘R’ knit in, indicating which foot it fits best.
To tie it all back to the beginning of our wonderful journey with these socks - you’ll notice again, that orangish-red color popping up from the inside of the ankle. It makes for an interesting contrast, and works really well as a part of the branding and look of the socks.
There is still more to Strideline than the basics - be sure to check out their line of Fan Wear, link here. The Lifestyle collection is pretty neat too! From men’s to women’s…to even kids and custom inquiries - Strideline has a lot to offer.
That’s a wrap! Thanks again to the Strideline team for sending over samples! We’ll definitely wear these again. We want to hear from our fans! Let us know which styles you’re interested in trying - or if you have a pair, let us know how much you love them!
Learn More about Strideline: https://www.strideline.com/pages/learn-more
Disclaimer: The Sock Review was provided with free product in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way. The Sock Review is not responsible for, nor can it provide any guarantee on any of the products described on the blog or on social media.