An upcoming company based in the UK called Be Clothed (an interesting name), designed and engineered SilverSocks. Their socks are meant to be comfortable, antibacterial and won’t smell.
As I read about the SilverSocks, a little voice in me kept screaming, “bring them now, save us from the occasional choking carbon”. If you are a commuter, you have probably sat in a taxi or bus especially on long distances where a passenger decides to let his feet “breathe” and as they soak in that Oxygen, you all cease to breathe. Ironic, huh?
Just recently I was listening to a friend’s story about their ordeal on a bus to Lira district in Uganda. They picked up this guy at one of the stations and he removed off his shoes unleashing anarchy on whoever could still use his nose to sense. He however, denied this and refused to sheath his feet.
The angry bus conductor ordered a stop in the nearby town police station and they had to drop off the passenger on the charges of being a nuisance and engaging in public misconduct. I will never know if he was later charged or jailed, but that is how bad it was.
The new SilverSocks have been designed by Be Clothed with a grilled pure silver and cotton mesh instead of polyester to wick sweat away preventing your feet from being wet. Wet feet and socks usually make the feet uncomfortable, cold and attract bacteria that may cause the bad odour we usually experience.
SilverSocks have pure silver which repels bacteria and in some cases, kills it “keeping your feet fresh”, it will also absorb the sweat and prevent your feet from being wet and uncomfortable. Imagine those times when you have to sleep but your feet feel cold because your socks have absorbed the sweat or moisture.
They have also been built with unique Silicon bars to help them grip around your heel and prevent your socks from sagging and slipping down your feet during exercises or as you move around the day. This coupled with the elastic ring keeps the sock around your foot and in place.
There are many other aesthetic features that might not easily be seen on the outside such as cushioned padding at the bottom to keep your foot comfortable, a design intended to fit your foot and tries as much as possible to dodge your blood vessels so you don’t constrict your leg.
They can be worn for a week without being washed. If you need to, you have to wash them carefully and they will dry quickly. This is the best bachelor gift.
Be Clothed was founded by Raja Umar from UK and Craig Chen from Hong Kong.
The socks are present in space grey, sapphire blue and pitch black. They are currently being sold through popular crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo’s store and shipping is free worldwide.
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