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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Product Review: Keysocks


Hey guys - sorry for the lack of outfit posts this week! You can always see what I'm wearing if you go to my Tumblr account, even if they're just phone selfies in our office gym! We got hit with some snow again last night, which made taking pictures this morning non-existent, and it's too dark to do it after work. Is it time to spring forward yet?!

I figured I'd use this downtime from my outfit posts to do a product review for you. I'm not getting compensated for this review - I bought these socks with my own money because I was intrigued! I had never heard of them before; someone on the shopping forum was asking if anyone had any experience with them and the more I looked into them, the more I decided to try them. So, that being said - here you go!


Flats hurt my feet more than heels do - true story. They rub me raw and kill my feet as a result. I've tried different rub strips and friction balms, which work, but in all honesty, socks are the best. The problem is - I've tried so many different variations of "no show" socks, but they ALL slip off my heel. It's quite annoying. This was the biggest thing that turned me on about these - they won't fall off my heel! I thought it would be helpful to take photos from every angle. I picked two pairs of flat shoes - one with a lower profile than the other. These flats with the gathered/elastic heel are a great candidate for these socks because this type of flat kills my feet the most.

Snakeskin flats: Franco Sarto (option, option) | Boat shoes: Sperry Angelfish (other color on sale here) | Jeans: Express Stella (similar)

As you can see, they're almost completely concealed by the Sperrys. You can kind of see them in the Sperry side view, but come on, who is going to be THISCLOSE to your feet and this low to the ground? To me, that's negligible. You can certainly see them in the side view of the flats, but I'm also exaggerating this by wearing the black pair. If I were wearing the nude color, although they'd still be visible, it wouldn't be as blatantly obvious. If I were wearing a bootcut leg pant vs. a skinny jean, this would conceal them even more.

This truly makes me excited to wear them with booties! I really prefer not to go sockless while wearing booties, but sometimes it ends up being necessary when ankle socks are super noticeable. And again, it drives me insane when the no-show socks continuously slip off my heel. Alas, my bootie-wearing life has changed as we know it.

Booties: Report (option, optionJeans: Express Stella (similar)

The one thing I did worry about was that you'd be able to see the top elastic part of the socks through my jeans or leggings (think VPLs but with the sock lines below my knee.) I didn't get a good picture of this, but it's completely seamless. I was sure to wear my skinniest of skinnies, but since the socks are not super tight, there's no sausage effect on my legs. And what's great is they do also offer a wide calf version

So, if you couldn't tell, I love them. I think it's such a smart idea; genius even! The only con I found was the fact that they're visible from the side of the lower profile flats above. However, the pros completely outweigh the cons for me, and I still give this product two thumbs up. You're probably wondering now - where can I get them, and how much? Order them through keysocks.com. They're $11.95 a pair, but right now they're running a sale of their 4-packs for $35.85. I was lucky to catch them during an after Christmas sale, because my 4-pack was only $28.68 with free shipping. Pricey for socks, but worth it in my opinion since I never have to awkwardly keep pulling up my socks in public ever again!

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22 comments :

  1. Great review!!!!

    I cant believe how fast you got them! Now I want a pair!

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    1. Yeah, and for free shipping, too! I love fast delivery! Especially when the product would have been worth the wait anyway!

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  2. Wow, very interesting post and great concept for the sock. I am intrigued.....

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    1. It's totally random, I know. But a necessary evil! And I'm seriously excited to not have sweaty bootie feet!!

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    2. Lovely! I totally want some! Great blog! I put your button up on my page:) I would love if you would follow mine back:)
      xoxo
      Kendra
      http://fashionstylingbykendra.blogspot.com/

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    3. Thanks so much for the support, Kendra! And yes, the socks are totally worth trying!

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  3. I may have to get some of these just for my booties!

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    1. You should try them! I'm really really excited about my bootie possibilities!

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  4. Wow, it's great idea and looks amazing with flats and booties :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Pretty genius, right? I was very impressed!

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  5. I need these in my life, fab idea! http://mummysgotstyle.com/fashion-friday-my-new-years-eve-style/

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    1. I hope you love them as much as I do!

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  6. Woah, I had never seen such a thing before, and now I am intrigued. Added bonus: The socks are an extra layer to keep your legs warm if it's a bit chilly out!

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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    1. Yes - so many positives about these babies! I'm thrilled to have discovered them - wished it were sooner!

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  7. These keysocks look great. I think I need to get them. Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year!!!

    xo,
    Janise

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    1. If you try them out, I hope you report back!
      Happy new year to you, too!

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  8. I've never heard of these before - but am definitely going to keep them in mind for the future ;-) Thanks for the review!

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    1. I'm glad it was helpful! Sometimes the little things become big things! :)

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  9. I've never seen these before, but what a cool idea. No show socks always fall off my heel, and thats even more annoying that having nothing at all. The only ones I have found that really stay on are from American Apparell. The have silicone tabs to keep them on your heel.

    Nice to discover your blog by the way, check mine out if you have a second www.wearwagprepeat.com

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    1. Yes, I agree that falling socks are worse than no socks at all!! I do have a couple pairs with silicone in them (strips and tabs), but they never worked! I will have to try the AA ones as well!
      Thanks so much for reading!

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  10. Thanks for sharing! I've seen these before but haven't heard from anyone who's actually tried them!

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    1. Yay - glad to help! I had another friend try them, and she's in agreement with my assessment as well. So, 4 thumbs up!

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