Last year, Darn Tough Vermont partnered with Poppy Gall, ISIS co-founder and owner/creative director of Poppy Gall Design Studio, to jazz up select lines of socks with fun and compelling colors and patterns. Poppy’s twenty-plus years of knitwear design experience can be found in select styles across the Darn Tough Vermont line, including the Women’s Lifestyle, Men’s Lifestyle, Run/Bike and Kids.
Like the Knee High socks. Made of a luxurious blend of 68 percent Merino wool, thirty percent Nylon and two percent Lycra Spandex, they have a reinforced heel and toe, elastic support around the arch and cuff and fit just below the knee. They come in two styles, each with multiple color combinations: Flower Power and Stripes. My personal favorites are the Night Shade and Teal Flower Powers and the Knee High Stripes.
One could make the argument of, “Who cares about the sock’s pattern? Nobody’s going to see it anyway.”
Well Virginia, this season, people can see your socks. Short skirts or dresses paired with tall riding boots are the latest fashion. I like to wear my Knee High Flower Powers with my Keen Bern Baby Bern boots and show off the beautiful Edelweiss pattern that peeks over the top of the boot. If you add a pair of contrasting tights, you can have some really fun color schemes going.
The sock’s fit, of course, is pure Darn Tough Vermont. They craft the socks (in Vermont) with the latest generation of Italian knitting machines that enable the sock makers to knit ultra-light yet extremely dense socks with an undetectable toe seam.
It’s no secret that I’m partial to Darn Tough Vermont socks. Their superior fit kept a moleskin patch in place to prevent a painful blister (that originated from a pair of ill-fitting hiking boots) from erupting into an open, festering, gangrenous wound on a hiking trip in Yellowstone National Park.
No matter which Darn Tough Vermont socks you get, you’re buying a quality American-made product with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Yes, Darn Tough Vermont stands by their socks for a lifetime. If you can wear them out, mail them back to Darn Tough Vermont for a replacement.