Classic Calf Socks in Black: Soft ribbed all-rounder
Experience the unique comfort of our ribbed calf socks. We use quality materials so the socks barely bobble and therefore last longer.
- Millions of sales
- Top test marks time after time, consistently GOOD
- Since 2012 even including an internet connection: Smarter Socks
- 81% cotton (Pima cotton), 18% polyamide, 1% elastane (Lycra®)
Made in Italy
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.
Here comes a box
We Calf socks are the oldest sock and a popular classic for gentlemen. With 6 different pairs of socks we are perfect as a gift or for people who like to have everything all at once.
Finest Pima cotton
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.
Millions of sales
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.
A series of top marks
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.
Tradition & further development
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.
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…
For people & the environment
The cultivation of textile raw materials, especially cotton, requires a lot of water and a lot of energy. The consumption of energy leads to CO2. In addition to the production of the raw materials, each processing stage plays a role in this. The best thing for the environment is if the products are produced in an environmentally friendly way and last as long as possible. This is why my raw materials were processed exclusively in Europe with the goal of a long service life.
100% skin-friendly & allergy-tested
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.
I am packaged in a small paper bag to protect me from dirt. Protection is important to ensure that I reach you in all my glory. Plastic has been out since January 2020. Isn’t that much better? And if you recycle the paper, that would be even better still.
Climate-neutral shipping from Switzerland
I am shipped by Swiss Post using the ‘Pro-Clima’ label, which ensures carbon-offset shipping. My journey to you is completely climate-neutral. And the best bit: this is at no additional cost to you. You just get free, speedy deliveries like always.
No subscription traps
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.
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.