The Smartwool Experiment

Charting the wear and tear on four pairs of Smartwool socks.

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Screengrab from my FlickrMail

A screengrab from my FlickrMail.

Today’s installment of Readers Write In is from Lindsey (a.k.a. zinco ninco) who wrote to me about her Smartwool experience after I cross-posted my video of The Smartwool Song on Flickr.

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)!

Calling all Smartwool Sock Wearers
If you have a Smartwool success or failure story to share (pictures or videos are most welcome, but not necessary), leave a comment below or send me a note at smartwoolexperiment@gmail.com and I’ll follow up with you so that we can feature it on the blog.

Written by Beck Tench

December 10, 2008 at 9:42 am

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Stewart’s Socks After One Season

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Reader Stewart sends in a shot of his threadbare Smartwools.

Reader Stewart sends in a shot of his Smartwools, threadbare on the ball of his foot after one season (~3 months).

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.

Calling all Smartwool Sock Wearers
If you have a Smartwool success or failure story to share (pictures or videos are most welcome, but not necessary), leave a comment below or send me a note at smartwoolexperiment@gmail.com and I’ll follow up with you so that we can feature it on the blog.

Written by Beck Tench

December 8, 2008 at 11:50 am

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