Sunday, February 1, 2015
Wells Lamont Wool Socks Perhaps not the Best Homesteader's Choice
Unfortunately, I have to report that after only one year of use they are showing severe signs of breaking down.
Maybe my hopes were a little high after all the good reviews I read on Amazon and other blog posts but I still think a good pair of socks should hold up longer than one year.
I bought a slew of these comfortable fellas after our house fire which was October 2013. Technically, you could say it's been a little over a year but I didn't post on this exactly when I started to notice the breakdown.
As you can see by my shotty phone camera, the heels are wearing out in a large area. The seam in that area is also stretching. I have had to mend (yes, guys can sew) one pair already.
I'm not ready to give them up becuase they are EXTREMELY comfortable. I wear them daily and I wear two pair for cushion.
So, are they comfortable: yes. Do they hold up well with daily, regular use...doesn't appear so.
What do you think? Am I being unreasonable? Should a pair of socks only last a year and a half?
Have you found a better brand? Is there a special technique of washing to make them last longer?
I also have a pair of Carhartt thick socks that appear to be doing pretty well although they were purchased more recently. The cushion on the sole seems to be staying thick instead of matting down like most socks tend to do.