Blacksocks knows the age of all socks

How to determine the age of your socks?

Blacksocks knows the age of all socks

Are they free of holes but no longer completely black? The high quality of our socks means that the colour will fade long before any holes appear.

Customer feedback, independent tests and years of experience have all demonstrated that the quality of our socks is held in high regard and rarely gives cause for complaint.

To enable us to monitor our production series, our socks all have a systematic "stitching flaw" in the heel area. This is a kind of barcode consisting of a combination of seven stitch lines that are either short or long.

How to determine the age of your socks

Simply have a look at the area just above the smooth heel section. It is easiest to start from the central stitch line above the centre of the heel and count the three lines on either side of this line. The combination of seven lines provides information on the production year of your socks.

Heel socks

2005 ' | | | | | '
2006 | ' | | | ' |
2007 | | | ' | | |
2008 | | | | | ' '
2009 ' | ' | | | |
2010 | | ' ' ' | |
2011 ' | | | | | '
2012 | | | | | ' |
2013 | ' | | | | |
2014 || || || XX XX || ||

Identification of defective socks

In 2005, we produced a series of 12,000 defective pairs of socks. Unfortunately, we delivered half of them to our customers. Thanks to the bar codes, we were able to identify and replace the defective socks sent back to us. The other half of the series was disposed of.

Great
17/11/2016
Kathleen Kocaj
Centennial park
Look great, fit great, very comfy. Just an all around nice pair of socks.
04/10/2016
David Rafferty
Melbourne
All fine
23/09/2016
Alexandre Schmid
Nyon
Great fit. Excellent and 'rare to find' size options.
09/09/2016
Bruno Dedieu
Nolensville
Socks arrived very timely
10/08/2016
Frank Ellingsen
Regina
These were a very comfortable pair of socks.
28/07/2016
Oliver Acosta
Washington
Was very satisfied with the complete process.
19/07/2016
Judy Colao
Miami
Great quality, wonderful sensation on the feet from the moment you put on them.
03/06/2016
Martin LOPEZ
Genève
Quality is very good.
25/05/2016
Vladimirova Larisa
Santa Clara

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Our socks are great – something which is clear not only to us, but also to an increasing number of customers across the globe. See for yourself.

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