As promised, here’s a full review of the Redbubble socks I ordered recently.
It was tough to choose from my almost-100 designs but I went for Happy Mail as I do spend a lot of time posting packages. The socks are printed in the USA, which I didn’t initially notice as they shipping was very cheap! They still only took a week to arrive and there were no customs fees to pay.
The packaging was simple with no plastic (except that little tag holder). Of course the first thing you notice is that the printed design is very fuzzy compared to the promo photos, but this is to be expected on fabric and it’s really not that noticeable once you’re wearing them, if you look again at the first photo. I would avoid buying any designs with a lot of important small details or text though.
Socks are one size, which should fit most adults. I’m a UK6 and wore mine twice before reviewing and they fit fine – maybe a tiny bit big for me but stretchy enough that they stayed in place. They’re quite cosy and have some cushioning in the sole which makes them very comfortable. I would definitely buy more.
Washing in the machine worked well too. Redbubble advise a cool wash and air drying and that’s what I do anyway. As long as you avoid hot temperatures and anything that might bleed colour, they should be fine. I’m finding the socks are already bobbling a bit at the heel (no doubt because of my terrible habit of never tying my shoes tightly enough) so I’ll be interested to see how long they last.
Redbubble socks cost around £13, with multi-buy discounts available. You can find my designs here and browse other artists too. I’d recommend them for fun Christmas gifts so look out for bigger discounts around Black Friday.