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XOAB socks are made in America from US-sourced materials and knit in small batches, using custom-dyed yarn, on our own knitting machines.
Our selection of colors and patterns will change over the course of a season, depending on what we’re knitting. Let us know what you like, or if you’d like us to bring back a favorite design; firstname.lastname@example.org.
We designed our socks for comfort with a perfectly smooth toe seam, a little extra spandex for a perfect fit and 200-needle quality for fine pattern detail and an ultra-smooth feel.
We’ve added an elastic arch band, made the heel slightly taller, and use nylon reinforcing for wear resistance.
Our cotton socks are 70% Extra Long Staple Cotton / 25% Nylon / 5% Spandex. Our wool socks use the same amount of Nylon and Spandex, and the remaining 70% is US-grown and -sheared 18.5 micron Merino wool.
XOAB socks, including our wool socks, can be machine-washed. Turn the socks inside-out before washing in cold water, and tumble dry on medium heat.
We guarantee our socks. If you have a problem with them, or are displeased for any reason, contact us at email@example.com, and we’ll do our best to make it right.
Our Regular size will fit most people, from a US Women’s shoe size of 6 to a US Men’s 11. Our Large size overlaps that range, from US Men’s 10 to 14.
If you’re taller, or want a slightly higher sock, the Large is also about an inch longer in the leg.