Archive for the ‘Readers Write In’ Category
When I first got hooked on Smartwool’s, I worked for an outdoor gear store and got an employee discount on them. I loved them enough to recommended them to every customer who walked in our doors. After I discovered how fast they wore out, I was still able to personally justify the price because of my employee discount. But when I stopped working there, I also stopped buying Smartwools. I expect to pay good money for good products, dammit!
I can’t even imagine how many Smartwools I’d have in my drawer if I’d at anytime received more than a 20% off coupon on them. Thanks for sharing your story with me/us Lindsey (and thanks again for StumblingUpon the site earlier this week)!
Today’s installment of Readers Write In is a story from my co-worker Brad. I tweeted before about how he hiked the Appalachian Trail wearing only one pair of socks everyday for 214 days (and over 2,000 miles). I asked Brad if he wouldn’t mind bringing in his socks to do a short interview and he agreed.
Brad and I discuss the holes in both his Bridgedale socks and the Smartwools he bought for his daughter.
As I said last week over @sockexperiment, I’ve been having a lot of conversations about socks lately. As such, I’ve decided to start a new category on the blog called Readers Write In where I’ll share those stories and conversations.
Today’s story comes from Stewart, my co-worker’s Leiana’s fiance. He’s experienced Smartwool wear on the ball of his foot, as seen in the picture above. Stewart only wears these socks in the winter, so at this level of wear, they’ve been worn one season (or ~3 months). Thank you Stewart and Leiana for taking such a great picture and sharing your experience.