Socks you won’t be disappointed to see under the Christmas tree


Darby Drapeau, Staff Writer

Bombas socks are the best quality and most comfortable socks my feet have ever had the privilege to wear. 

Last year for Christmas, my mom filled my stocking with gifts that give back, and one of the wonderful items included was a bright pink and light grey pair of Bombas socks. To be honest, I was excited to get some new socks because I desperately needed new ones, but I was even more thrilled once I put them on my feet and learned about all the good they do for the community around me. 

Bombas is an apparel company that works to battle the muted problem of homelessness in the United States. With every purchase of an article of clothing, Bombas donates another article to one of their 3,500 donation partners around the country to give back to the homeless community. 

Fun fact: Bombas slogan is “Bee Better,” referring to the title of their business, which is the Latin word for bumblebee. According to Bombas, “bees live in a hive and work together to make their world a better place. They’re small but have a big effect on things. When we say ‘Bee Better,’ we mean it as a mantra, a way of approaching every day.”

I have only tried their socks, but they also sell undergarments and t-shirts for women, men and children. 

Since Christmas, I have acquired four more pairs of Bombas socks. The ankle, no-show and quarter socks make up my collection, and I wouldn’t trade any of them for the world. 

Bombas socks are designed for comfort and durability. They are the only pair of socks I own that look the same as when I first took them out of their packaging. They have withstood me running through mud and rain puddles, stretching them out to double layer my cold feet for winter boots, and squeezing them tightly into my soccer cleats. 

I am also guilty of walking around in my socks without shoes on and you would never be able to tell. There are no holes in my toes or heels, which all my other socks tend to have within a few months. There is almost no sign that I have ever worn them. 

Each pair has its perks. The Bombas ankle socks work for just about any shoe and are always reliable, the no-show sock is the only no-show sock I have ever worn that stays in place, and the quarter sock stops at just the right length and has the perfect designs to go with my quarter-sock outfits. 

Girls, you know what I’m talking about. 

Bombas socks are also the most comfortable socks I have ever worn. You don’t realize how much of a difference a good pair of socks makes until you wear one. Bombas has a thick wrap around the arch of the foot that provides the perfect amount of support, since the sock itself morphs to your foot. 

Bombas are tight in all the right places, like the arch and heel, but smooth and stretchy where needed. There are no annoying and itchy toe seams or overly thick ankle seams. 

Something else that is great about Bombas is that you can take their free sock quiz on their website to help you narrow down which sock is the right fit for you. The questions range from style, size and activity level. 

Bombas goes the extra mile to make your feet happy. However, you might not be extra happy when you see the price of Bombas clothing items. Bombas clothing items are a bit on the pricey side, but I can tell you firsthand that every penny is worth it for these socks. 

At the end of the day, you will save money by not having to replace your socks as often because of how long they keep their quality. Plus, the money you spend on other socks won’t go to as good of a cause as the money spent on Bombas.

To date, Bombas has donated over 50 million articles of clothing to our nation’s homeless communities, and they don’t plan to stop anytime soon. Treat your feet and those around you with a pair of Bombas socks. You won’t regret it.