Socrates Everlasting Socks
- Black Stallion Kevlar Sleeves - $22.50
- Aeroskin Full Body Suit with Spine, Kidney & Knee Pads - $143.93
- Kevlar Hard Knuckle Tactical Gloves - $31.49
- Men's Woolie Boolie All Mountain 6-Inch Sock - $16.99
- BMW Carbon Fiber Tie - $48.54
Much like the AdrenaSuit Socrates Everlasting Socks, or SocSocks, employ a military grade Kevlar|Carbon Matrix that will render you impenetrable. OK fine, it will just render the socks impenetrable. But still, a pair of foot koozies guaranteed never to get a hole, droop, or wear out on the bottom is pretty damn cool. And thanks to Cam Carter, they're not an April Fool's joke.
Two things led to Carter's design of the Socrates Socks: his stint in the American military, where he gained access to declassified military technology, and his stationing in Milan, Italy, where he learned that men's fashion, even for hardcore Dudes, can be more than another F-word. Live on Kickstarter through November 3, 2012, and already beyond their $10,000 funding goal, SocSocks employ the first business-casual application of Kevlar. They are for people sock and tired of high turnover rates due to toe holes, degraded elastic, or worn-to-translucency heels and foot pads. Socrates Socks are strong and resilient like an ox, yet still soft and comfortable like the fleece of Mary's little lamb.
Socks are available in two styles and multiple colors. The Attica has a solid tan body with hued toes and tops. Color choices include lime green, bright blue, black, and beige. The Xeno sports black and tan horizontal stripes over the shin and foot, and also has colored toes and tops in either bright blue, purple, or lime green. Pledge amounts start at $30 for two pairs in the buyer's choice of style and color. For $65, you get 4 pairs, plus a Socrates handkerchief. Estimated delivery date is November 2012. SocSocks has partnered with local small businesses for the production run's raw materials, manufacturing, and packaging, ensuring the complete creations, in all their Kevlar and carbon fiber glory, are made in America.
November 2013 Update: Despite a very successful crowdfunding run, Socrates socks, like many over-funded or poorly manage Kickstarter campaigns, have been plagued with problems and delays. At printing they had neither been released for public sale, nor had project backers received the socks for which they contributed pledge money.