Classic calf socks anthracite sockscription
Our bestsellers, test winners and classics in discreet anthracite are perfect for every occasion. The finest materials make a difference that you can feel.
- Millions of sales
- Top test marks time after time, consistently GOOD
- Originally only in black, now also in different colours
- Since 2012 even including an internet connection: Smarter Socks
- 81% Pima cotton, 18% polyamide, 1% elastane
- All prices incl. global shipping
My cousins, specialist retail and department store socks, have already annoyed plenty of people. Generally, people buy various models to try. They try them at home and pick their favourite, and then head back into the store with a clear vision: ‘more of the same socks’.
My cousins eventually become floppy and you have to head back to the store. Unfortunately, your favourites are no longer available and you have to begin the decision process all over again. Our sockscription makes this problem a thing of the past. Until you cancel us, we subscription socks are delivered to you regularly – and always in the same design.
We sockscription socks want to be worn and see the world. Ending up left unused in a dark sock drawer is every sock’s nightmare. To make sure that you never have too many socks, it is up to you to monitor your sockscription: you choose whether and when to renew, bring forward or end your subscription.
One month before renewal time, you will receive a letter from BLACKSOCKS to remind you and ensure that you don’t forget to renew. If only everything was so easy.
Who invented it? The Swiss, or more specifically a Swiss man named Samy Liechty. In 1999, at a time of the emergence of the internet when subscription business was limited to newspapers and magazines, BLACKSOCKS invented and launched the sockscription.
Samy Liechti has told us how he came up with the idea of the sockscription. How about you?
The sooner you subscribe to this service, the more time you will save. We have taken the time to investigate this in detail: you will save more than half a day per year.
A twenty-year subscription therefore gives you three weeks' holiday.
We sockscription socks arrive as a three in a cardboard box. The box is designed to fit in your letterbox. This means that we come straight to you even when you aren’t at home, without your having to make a trip to the post office – and all with free priority shipping worldwide.
I come from a small sock manufacturer in northeast Milan, which makes me Italian. They create high-quality socks such as me with a great passion for detail. Three siblings are running the business in second generation ensuring that lots of socks turn out as good as me.
It takes more than just good origins to make good socks – you also need high-quality materials. I am made of high-quality Pima cotton, better known as the silk of South America. This guarantees a lasting softness and comfort when worn.
I am strengthened with polyamide in the heel and sole area, meaning that I can withstand daily rubbing in shoes without developing holes. My band contains elastane to stop me from slipping down.
I may be unique, but I am not a one-off, as good ideas tend to be copied. Millions of me have been produced, sold and sent since the summer of 1999. Tens of thousands of men put me on every day. They don’t go easy on me, whether in everyday life or in unusual situations. I have visited every continent and have been to Antarctica and the roof of Africa.
Although I am not a sports sock, I have a thoroughly sporty attitude and I have already had to prove myself in numerous tests throughout my career. Top marks, test winners, podium positions: that’s all within reach. I have consistently been one of the best socks in Switzerland since 2003.
Such quality tests are not without their difficulties. We are really put through the mill - scrubbed, pulled and worn. However, all of this is nothing compared to the wear and tear of everyday life.
I am good for you, your feet and your skin: I have been tested and I meet the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.
This standard says that I am 100% skin-friendly and allergy-tested. We often forget that socks are worn directly against the skin, in a damp and warm climate subjected to friction.
In November 1998, the future founders of BLACKSOCKS were seeking the perfect socks. My Italian manufacturer put me into the running. The selection process was not easy, but I won. Since then, our careers have been intertwined. As in any career, I am continuing to develop, but at heart I have remained the same: an honest sock for every day.
Cotton prices have been rising since 1999. Value added tax rates have increased. Competing products have become more expensive. I used to be cheaper to send. However, my prices have never changed.
With me, you can still enjoy 1999 prices every day.
Every year there is a different weave flaw so that you can trace my year of production. This means that you can check how old I am, as I won’t tell you: not because I am unfriendly, but because socks can’t speak…
My first eight years were black. The same went for my buddies in the sock range. That’s now a thing of the past.
I have been available in different colours since 2007, but with the same level of quality.
Since 2012 I have also been available in a smart version known as Smarter Socks. I can communicate with the internet via the Sock Sorter and an iPhone, making me the smartest sock in the world.