These socks have changed my life. I never knew I could have feelings so strong toward socks. I never thought that buying a second pair of Icebreaker socks would make me almost feel bad, like I was cheating on my first pair of Icebreakers, as though I were telling the original pair that they weren't enough for me even though that's really not it, baby, I just wanted to give you a break because you've done so much. Please don't be mad. It's not about you. I also just wanted a grey pair for some variety, is all. No no, I'm still attracted to you too though! Don't be like this, please! I... love you, do you hear me?! I ****ing love you!
You've gotta understand, I am a VERY CHEAP PERSON. It's legendary throughout my social circles and immediate tri-state area. You have to coerce me under the threat of harm to small puppies (and even then, like, 90% won't make the cut) to buy anything other than a six-pack of white Hanes tube socks from the dollar store, and even then I'll still haggle at the counter. A $15 pair of socks has never been my scene.
You also have to understand that after a normal day of NOT camping, my feet will still emit a smell that will outlast religion. Entire flocks of birds will fall from the warm embrace of a forgiving sky, becoming a heap of mangled feathers and anguished twitching on the sidewalk the second I kick off my shoes at the end of the day. And that's with the windows closed. My roommate will literally lock herself in her room for 20 minutes when I get home, just to let everything air out. And yet, when I switched to Icebreakers for my daily wear, all that went away. I have hiked for DAYS in these things with no noticeable build-up of smell. At this point I'm actually a little worried, because if I ever do end up injured in a bad spot in back-country hiking, my plan has always just been to take my shoes off and let rescuers follow the pungent odor of a life well lived to my location. What am I supposed to do now? GPS? Freaking echo-location?? Nah, I'm a goner. These socks may just get me killed.
That said, thank you, Icebreaker, for both making my home life more comfortable, and allowing me the chance to consistently gross people out by making them guess for how many days straight I've been wearing the same pair of socks. Honestly, it just never gets old.
Icebreaker is not a fashion company. We like to be relevant, but if we're too 'right now' it will probably be over by the time you wear it. We want our clothing to be relevant in your wardrobe for many seasons.