Happy Tuesday, readers! It's a bright and sunny day over here in the States, and we've got some goods to show off from German sock company, J.Clay. Their brand expresses a confident, urban style; excellent taste in socks designed to pair perfectly with your favorite sneakers - might we add, very comfortable too! From crews to no-show socks, for both men and women, we think you'll have no trouble finding something that fits your fashion needs. It was a pleasant surprise when we received our J.Clay socks in the mail - much thanks to the leading fellas there for sending us some pairs to try on for ourselves. Now, let's talk socks!
We wanted to show off the variety of designs J.Clay offers; and what better way to try on and show off socks than at the beach? This is one of our favorite places; it offers a youthful vibe, and great lighting for sock photography. It also takes a great pair of socks to make the feature look good, so we felt well-prepared. Our favorite style of the set was definitely the "It's All Good!" pair; with the basic white ground color, but with just enough color pop, it's a great statement accessory. Not only are you getting a taste of the colorful stripes on the front, but a surprise message on the back of the leg reads, "It's All Good!" - and we think it is definitely all good. :) There's more hidden text on this sock, but we'll leave that to you to find for yourself!
We can chat a bit about the quality; very comfortable and quality-focused, as the socks pictured here (with the exception of the sheer style) are very cotton-rich (which we favor), and offer arch-support and a deep heel pocket, which helps in keeping the socks where they need to be.
The no-shows (or invisible styles) have an added non-slip silicone rubber strip grip by the heel to help keep your sock game strong, all day long. The sheer style includes Polyester to achieve that invisible look, and is very trendy right now, especially in the Summer. Each sock has an embroidered logo on, ensuring that you won't forget the J.Clay name. As far as fit goes, we really appreciate that they offer three different sizes for their customers; Small, Medium and Large (and a size chart to reference as well!). Overall, fit and comfort level is very high by our standards.
We took some other styles for a spin, including the Arrow Grey crew, featured above. One of the important call-outs to the brand is the wear-ability with sneakers. Their socks are designed to be easily paired with your favorite pair of sneakers, through the appropriate use of color and design. (basically, not too flashy that it overpowers your sneaker look, but enough design that it helps to enhance your style). If you want to make sure your sneakers are getting all the attention, you can go with the no-shows, which are meant to be hidden when worn with shoes.
If you're looking for a little bit more of a feminine look, or maybe it's super hot out, but you still want to show off your socks, we suggest trying out the J.Clay Crystal Socks - perfectly named, as they seem to shimmer in the light, but are "clear" with just a touch of design to give it a modern-urban look. We love the Pink pair, pictured below. Ideally, we could pair these with a solid-color sneaker (white to blend with the stripes or go bold with a neon pink shoe). If you're in the market for other color combos, check out the Old School or Purple version of this style.
Finally, we'll finish off with the invisible sock style, or as some may refer to as "no-shows." The Peace pair is one of our favorites, as it boasts quite the design on the sole of the foot. As we mentioned before, this low silhouette is perfect for pairing with sneakers if you want all eyes on your shoes, and maybe just want the comfort of wearing socks.
The peace sign on the sole of the socks is a nice surprise, and if you're hanging out, it's always a positive message to show off. There are plenty of other no-show designs available as well - even basics are available (which are nice to buy in bulk). If you prefer purchasing more than one pair, check out their Box Deals.
Alright, sock fans...This is our way of saying, "Peace Out," and a big "Danke Schön!" to our pals over at J.Clay - it was our pleasure featuring the socks on our blog, and we hope you all enjoy and take a few moments to swing by their online shop and read more about the J.Clay story. Be sure to interact with us on social media - if you haven't already, head on over to @thesockreview on Instagram and give J.Clay a follow and some likes!
Where to Buy: J.Clay Online Shop (Men's & Women's & Various Sizing Available)
Disclaimer: The Sock Review was provided with free product in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way.