Winter is here! Between cold floors or just naturally cold extremities, feet and toes are bearing the brunt of this cold wintery change. It doesn’t even matter how warm your shoes say they are.
Wool socks are a top rated and easily accessible way to utilise the natural capabilities of wool. Take a big step towards slow-fashion by investing in the health of your feet by choosing a natural fibre.
- Naturally insulated: The fibre breathes and is an 5-star insulator, ensuring your feet stay comfortable and temperature balanced.
- Odour resistant: Naturally anti-bacterial means odor resistant which also means more wears and less water use and washing.
- Perfect for sweaty feet: Wool has a natural ability to absorb high levels of moisture – up to a third of its own weight before it starts to feel wet – which keeps that the risk of clamminess at bay while still insulating and is perfect for sweaty feet.
- Dries faster: Wool wicks moisture away from your feet and dries more quickly that synthetics
Now while I’m partial to the Icebreaker wool socks, I’m opening my eyes to the huge range of Australian made alternatives to invest in.
And to help me with this is fellow Aussie – Adele from Young, New South Wales (which is 372km from Sydney, Australia).
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Adele grew up on the family farm on the outskirts of Laggan – which is near Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. She now lives in Young NSW, works as a Wool Technical Officer and you can find on Instagram as Adele’s Country Snaps.
How did you come to find out about Wool For Every Day? I first met Sam at a National Merino Challenge a few years ago. Both of us are Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions (promoting the fabulous fibre of WOOL) Then I started seeing more wool things she was sharing and went we share one amazing thing in common – a love for wool!!
The Product | LINDNER QUALITY SOCKS (various styles)
The Lindner Quality Socks story started in the 1920s in Germany and they are still a family owned business. Their socks are made using traditional knitting machines and hand finished in their factory which is located behind their shop in Crookwell, Australia.
Because of the range Adele has, we zoned in on the eye-catching ‘Berry’ coloured, Kiamma – Tablelands Merino Sock style. These are hand-dyed and ribbed made from Knitted with 80% fine locally sourced merino wool (18.5 -19 micron with a high comfort factor) and 20% nylon.
The description goes on to detail that “The advantage of the old fashioned ribbed knit allows the sock to mould to the shape of your foot as well as wicking moisture from your skin, keeping you comfortable and dry.” Available for purchase online.
How and where did you come across it? Having grown up in the same town where they are made it wasn’t hard for me to come across them and since they are made from beautiful wool how could I not own a pair or 10!
What was your experience buying it? Buying is super easy – if I need some I just phone Mum and when she is next in town she goes and buys them!! They do have an online store and a range of stockists at different locations, so buying them is really easy.
How long have you now had the product? I’ve had them for years and years as with any product over time they do tend to stretch but I still wear some that I bought over 5 years ago! They come in a range of different colours too!
What do you think could be improved? Only thing is they are a thick sock but so comfortable you just need to be mindful if your feet are already snug in shoes with thin socks you may not be able to wear these with those shoes is all. (Edit: it does appear they have thinner socks I’ve just never really noticed until I just had a look at their website!!)
Rating out of 7: I give these a 7 out of 7!! Do yourself a favour and buy a pair of these socks and your feet will feel warm all winter long!
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Lindner Socks, Adele!
Click here to head direct to the sock range at Lindner Socks website.
I’m having a look and am impressed by the huge variety and the choices!
The website allows you to sort by different cuffs (elastic or loose) and preferred styles.
What about wool shoes with those socks? Check out what South Australian woolgrower, Cassie has to say about EMU Australia Wool Sneakers!
The Crookwell town and community welcomed the family and embraced the “Sock Shop” affectionately. Many of the locals now proudly wear their Lindner Socks, and over the years the shop and factory have become one of the town’s attractions for tourists and visitors, some of whom specifically travel to Crookwell to stock up on socks.From Lindner “The Story So Far”