Friday, December 18, 2009

Review and Giveaway: SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks CLOSED



Getting dressed is a painful process at our house. You see, Nate really doesn't like being restricted and cannot be bothered with such trite accessories as pants or shirts. After I conquer the beast and win our wrestling match, the first thing he usually tears off is his socks. In the summertime, I wouldn't care so much about running around with bare feet. However, in the winter and with the ceramic tile in our new home, I want to make sure his feet stay comfy and warm. So, when I was contacted to review some seamless children's socks, I thought we may be onto something.

SmartKnitKIDS socks are the brainchild of a frustrated, desperate mom who was looking for a way to end the morning routine struggle with her young son. After sharing her experiences with fellow moms who encountered the same exact problem, she contacted textile manufacturer Knit-Rite for a solution. Together, they developed SmartKnitKIDS seamless socks. These socks are started at the toe and worked upward toward the ankle/calf, similar to the way a caterpillar spins its cocoon. The result is a 100% seamless sock.

The form-fitting design will stay on no matter how much they wiggle and helps avoid bunching and wrinkling that may be uncomfortable to children. The non-binding top won't leave indentations on the skin like elastic and keeps the socks up and in place. The heel-less design allows young ones to easily put their socks on independently and extends the life of the sock, as they can be worn in three lengths as your child grows:



If that's not enough, SmartKnitKIDS socks are made of antimicrobial fibers, which wick away moisture to prevent stinky feet. BONUS!

We were fortunate enough to receive 3 pairs of SmartKnitKIDS socks to review. When I first opened the package, I immediately noticed the distinctive design. You definitely can't mistake these socks for the traditional ones. No more digging around in the sock drawer to find a missing partner! Just look how much more slim-lined they are compared to a regular, run-of-the mill sock:



The SmartKnitKIDS socks are soft but not too soft like some of the velour ones we've had, which feel great to the touch but slide down and fall off constantly. As a matter of fact, I think these socks get softer the more you wash and wear them. They are thick enough to be worn year-round but thin enough to slide into a shoe with little to no maneuvering. Few things more annoying than pulling and pushing and wiggling a shoe to get it over a bunched-up sock. True to its word, SmartKnitKIDS stayed in place and didn't bulk up around the toes and heel like our other socks. I was also surprised that Nate didn't tug at them all day long. We even put him to bed with these socks and he woke up with both of them still on. That almost never happens!

Nate wears a toddler size 6.5 shoe so we were sent one size small and two size mediums. My son has large, square "Barney Rubble" feet so finding socks that fit for longer than a couple of months is a challenge. I love that these socks can grow right along with him and I won't have to invest in packs upon packs of socks that he'll outgrow so quickly. I preferred the crew fit of the mediums to the ankle fit of the smalls simply because its winter and I want him to be covered as much as possible for warmth. But come spring/summertime, the ankle fit will be wonderful.



I liked that his feet stayed dry and didn't sweat. I also liked that he didn't get wads of loose fuzz in between his toes, as with other sock brands. The only thing I would like to see is grippers or some sort of texture on the bottoms, as Nate slid a few times on our hardwoods and tile. But I realize this may compromise the overall design of the sock and since it is a relatively minor issue, I can't really call it a detriment.

Bottom line: I would highly recommend SmartKnitKIDS seamless socks for any young child, especially if your child has a hypersensitivity or sensory processing disorder that makes seams unbearable. They are durable and practical and while they may be more expensive, they will hold up and last much longer than other brands. What can I say...SmartKnitKIDS rock our socks!

BUY IT: You can find SmartKnitKIDS seamless socks at select retailers or online at www.therawear.com (ARV $6.95, now on sale for $6.26/pair). There are 5 colors to choose from (white, black, pink, purple and navy) and are available up to a youth size 8.

DELECTABLE DEAL: SmartKnitKIDS is currently hosting a "12 Days of Socks" event, during which they are giving away a pair of socks everyday until December 22nd! You can enter daily!

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win three pairs of SmartKnitKIDS seamless socks - that's a $21 value!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Visit the SmartKnitKIDS website and tell me your favorite feature of these socks. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile or if you are not a blogger!

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Giveaway will end on January 1, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: As noted above, I received 3 pairs of SmartKnitKIDS seamless socks from Rose at Knit-Rite to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The opinions expressed in this review and purely my own. Your experience with this product may differ.

91 comments:

Shelly said...

I think the coolest feature about these is they are seamless! My son would love that.

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Ashley said...

I love the fact they Keeps Feet Dry & Healthy
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bethany said...

Love that its a non binding top! My little one has seriously chubby (but lovely!) legs :)

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I love that they keeps feet dry & healthy. This would be great for my oldest daughter! Thanks!

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Wehaf said...

I love that they now come in adult sizes!

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Cheryl said...

I like that they are seamless. I have such a difficult time keeping socks on my daughter because I have to keep the seams just so or she won't wear them.
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mogrill said...

The Seamless feature is awesome. My daughter is forever complaining about sock seams. Thanks for the chance.
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Lo said...

I like the "no heel" that makes it easy for kids to put on themselves, and also means kids don't outgrow the socks as easily.

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ReggieMann said...

My favorite feature:
Keeps Feet Dry & Healthy
SmartKnitKIDS™ Socks are made with high-tech fibers that wick moisture away helping ensure a drier and more hygienic sock environment. They are also anti-microbial, inhibiting fungal odor-causing bacteria

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Kimberly L said...

Favorite feature for me is that it reduces annoying wrinkling and bunching in the shoe. Boy is that annoying

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Christian Kay said...

My favorite feature is the fact that there are no seams. My little sister is a type 1 diabetic and seams are a big no no for diabetics because the friction causes foot sores which can lead to infection and amputation so it is VERY important! We would love to try these and see if they work for her!

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Renee said...

I like that they are made with fibers that wick moisture. My little one has sweaty little feet.

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These socks are masde of high-tech fibers that wick moisture away reducing chance for fungal infections.

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jennem said...

My favorite feature is no seams, of course--my daughter is a fiend about sock seams.
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Terra H. said...

My favorite feature is that they don't bunch up. It's quite irritating when socks bunch up and move around.
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MomUnion said...

My favorite feature is that they are form-fitting so they won't bunch up and wrinkle. When my daughter was younger she would go thru socks so fast because they would bunch up in her shoes. So she's kick off the shoes and tear up her socks. Grr! Thanks for the product info.
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Melodic Mom said...

The best part is in the name: they're seamless!

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I like the no seams.
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Secret Life of a WAHM said...

The non binding top is my favorite feature.

lezanac said...

I love that these socks eliminate bumps I can't tell you how many times my son has pulled his shoes off because he thought he had something in his shoe only to find out his socks had bunched up around his toes. lezanac@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

I love that I can get a little bigger than the kids need now and they can still wear the same socks next year and many the next... Right now we go through socks like crazy because they out grow them OR my son picks them apart because they "bug" him...

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No seams, of course, and they keep feet dry and healthy
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Heather said...

I love that there is no wrinkling or bulging, it seems no matter what size socks i buy my son he is always stopping while walking to adjust them!

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I like that they are seamless and us adults can wear them :)

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rbailey1958 said...

My favorite feature of these socks is that they are seamless
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Xenia said...

I think being seamless is the best feature of these cool socks, followed by the fact that they don't have a heel so that they can fit little feet for much longer than usual socks!

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Tracy said...

I love that there are no seams. My son hates stepping on the bumps in his socks.

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i love that they are made with high-tech fibers that wick moisture away

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made with high-tech fibers that wick moisture away.thanks
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Steph said...

I like that they are seamless!

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texaslady22 said...

I love that these don't have a seam and won't bother my son!

Gianna said...

I love that they have no seams :)

phyllisg said...

SmartKnitKIDS patented seamless socks are super soft socks for sensitive little feet will not wrinkle or bunch and are proven to reduce irritation.
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My favorite feature is the high-tech fibers that wick moisture away.

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