Happy Tuesday, readers! It is our pleasure to introduce our featured brand for the week! Meet Sockabu, the cutest toddler socks...but there's more than meets the eye here. Sockabu socks boast both a fashion and function-focus, and are versatile in their use, as they can be worn in an open or closed position to either 'free' or 'cover' your little one's toes! With the ease of a simple flip of the toe-cover, your young one can be more comfortable; whether it's play time or nap time, who doesn't love being able to choose?
These soft and seamless styles are currently available in unisex designs for ages 1-4, and include a non-skid logo on the bottom of the foot for some traction while moving around. We also love that these are made in America! (In North Carolina more specifically). Knitting mills are extraordinarily fascinating to us, and we love seeing brands support their local economies. If you check out the Sockabu site, you can watch a video of how Sockabu came to be, and 'meet' the creator, Abbie - she's got such an amazing energy for the product, and it's always quite lovely to hear about the inspiration behind the product. You can learn all about the brand here.
Something else that is really unique about the Sockabu product is that, unlike traditional sock-knitting, which is done on a circular sock knitting machine, the Sockabu styles are actually knit on a flat-bed machine to achieve their patented design. Have you ever watched a knitting machine work? It's pretty awesome, so we suggest taking some time out to watch a video or two! :)
We've certainly concluded how cute and fashionable the gender-neutral stripes are...Now, let's take a closer look at how the product functions - The Sockabu style comes flat in the open-toe position, where your toddler can explore their world of activity without toe restriction. Toe seams and loose yarns (or floats as we call them) inside some socks can be restricting and bothersome for small children, especially when they cannot communicate their discomfort. The Sockabu styles allow for exposure of the toe area, allowing children to explore their own natural balance and tactile awareness. However, there are times when you might want to cover those sweet little toes, like for sleeping, or wearing with shoes...in which case, simply pull the little cover over and essentially you will have created what resembles a traditional sock. It's easy, it's cute, and it's comfortable - and that is what makes Sockabu feature-worthy!
We wanted to be sure to show off all the fun colors used in these neat little knits, so we constructed a little bit of a fun "playground-inspired" photo shoot for the socks, since we didn't have any little ones of our own running around the studio. From a design standpoint, the use of primary colors is brilliant, and including a playful, yet simplistic and modern logo pairs perfectly with the branding. We really enjoy the use of color, especially when the Sockabu styles are in their different modes. When the toe area is open, you see most of the stripes, but then when the toe is closed, you get a surprise pop of color (red or green in the styles above). Love the design, love the coloration; we even think that touch of black in there is appropriate, as it adds a bit of sophistication to the palette.
There you have it, readers - another lovely addition to our featured brand write-ups. We hope you enjoyed reading a bit about Sockabu, and that you'll share your interest and curiosity with your friends and fellow sock-enthusiasts! Until next time, keep up your sock game!
Where to Buy: Sockabu's Website
Disclaimer: The Sock Review was provided with free product in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way.