I was walking around Clicks the other day – you know when you’re just walking around looking at things (but also not really looking at things)? I was on the lookout for specific things for a blog swap that was coming up and didn’t really notice anything else other than what I was searching for. But as I was walking to the tills, a Sorbet stand caught my eye and I noticed Sorbet branded pink gloves and socks. My interest was piqued and I had a look at the socks first – I was really excited to see that these weren’t just any ol’ socks, these are infused with a fragrant gel / oil on the inside. I popped the socks into my basket and was pleasantly surprised to see the price of these when they were rung up by the cashier lady.
Apparently these have been around since December – I can never trust my eyeballs to see everything I want them to see… At least you guys have me to tell you about products that don’t really make it to the limelight (I haven’t seen any photos or blog posts about these gloves / socks by other SA bloggers). Now if only I could have a special radar installed (preferably one that looks like a flower crown) that will pick up these types of intriguing products as they are released. Any mad scientists out there?
Here are my initial thoughts on the Sorbet Moisture Infusing Socks (as with my other ‘Currently Testing’ blog posts, the ‘facts’ will be short and concise & as you can see above, I indicate on the photo whether a product is approved or not. I use the term ‘facts’ very loosely, as my experience doesn’t necessarily mean it’s fact (but I like to think it is). Juuuuust joking!
Sorbet Moisture Infusing Socks
♥ Fluffy pink Polyester socks with a rubberised inner.
♥ Infused with a lavender oil on the inside of the socks.
♥ Grip bottoms (cute little footprints) to avoid you unintentionally doing the moonwalk.
♥ The rubberised inner ensures the oils are absorbed by your skin and not the actual fabric of the socks.
♥ Will fit size 4 – 8 feet.
♥ The first time I wore these socks I had a giggle, because it really feels like you are walking on clouds (or marshmallows, whichever is your preference).
♥ You only need to wear these socks for about 30 minutes at a time (this will also ensure the oil / gel inside the socks lasts longer).
♥ The lavender oil / gel will probably last for about 3 uses.
♥ Once the oil / gel has been absorbed after a couple of uses, you can always use these as pedicure socks. Add your own essential oil to the inside of the socks or slather a rich body butter on your feet (focus on those heels, girls) and pull on these super comfy socks.
♥ Hand wash only but do not leave to dry in the sun / tumble dry.
♥ Perfect for the cold Winter months ahead.
Tip: Try to only walk with these socks around the house, they will last longer. I am super OCD when it comes to socks on tiles (it doesn’t matter how clean the tiles are, you always end up with dirty socks), so I walked around with the socks only in our bedroom and put my slippers on when I walked around the rest of the house. It just means you will have to wash the socks less and they will last a bit longer.
Price: R 119,00 at Clicks stores.
The main reason why I really like these socks is because normal pedicure socks (made from cotton / polyester fabric) are just fabric, this means anything and everything you apply to your feet will also be absorbed by the fabric. These have the rubber inner, so the only thing absorbing the moisturising products you apply to your feet, will be…well….your feet (no wastage).
Have you guys seen these gel socks and gloves at Clicks?