Using a military grade Kevlar|Carbon Matrix, these socks will never get a hole, droop, or wear out on the bottom. Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 3, 2012.
About this project
Socrates is Sophisticated.
Socrates Sock Co. employs the first business-casual application of Kevlar. These socks are for people that hate having to replace socks because of toe holes, drooping fabric, or worn bottoms. Most people wear socks every day, all day, but continue to buy flimsy products. Break the cycle! Your socks should be as sophisticated as you are.
Meet Socrates. These socks are the most clever socks ever, and here’s why:
The Kevlar-Carbon Matrix is flexible and formfitting. Although you'll be well protected, your sock will feel light, soft, and unusually comfortable.
Socrates is Suave.
We have two styles available. They were designed to work well with both casual and business attire.
Socrates is Patriotic.
America has great craftsmen; why go overseas to save a quick buck. All SocSock products are Made In America. We partnered with local small businesses for the raw materials, manufacturing, and packaging.
Socrates has Pupils.
This is where you come in. We need your help to get this product on your feet. We are looking for people who are searching for a better sock product. People who believe it makes more sense to wear socks that last, not socks you’ll replace every year. Your support will help us cover the costs of our first production run.
Our Production Plan.
We have completed a thorough, 7 month-long prototyping process with our tailoring crew to solve all complications & challenges we might face as we move into production. The next step is to place the order for materials and start the first production run of our socks!
- Rejoice the successful end of our Kickstarter campaign by running in circles with only our socks on...suavely of course.
- Wait 20 days for funds to clear
- Week 1: Order Materials, Schedule production, Order packaging
- Week 2-4: Sock production
- Week 4: Quality Assurance check on each sock
- Week 5: Package socks for shipment
- Send Off! We expect to start shipping in November
Who We Are.
Socrates Sock Co. was conceptualized in Milan, Italy. This guy (see above) was an American military member, working with the Italian government, when he was inspired by some declassified military technology & Milan’s remarkable fashion scene simultaneously. He enlisted the help of a few business minds, a few fashion minds, and then... Socrates was born! Follow us on twitter @SocSock or visit us at www.SocSock.com
Risks and challenges
As mentioned above, all of the necessary precautions have been taken to assure a smooth production transition. Some risks include material shortage, labor shortage, or shipment issues. Socrates Sock Co. has worked hard to make sure none of these potential threats become real. Thank you for your time and consideration!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, when we send out the final survey we'll ask for your particular size. The largest size we offer for this production run is a men's size 15.
No Ma'am! We will offer the above styles in women's sizes too. If we reach a $50,000 stretch goal, women specific styles will be added to our first production run.
Pledge $25 or more
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FAST LEARNER: $25 gets you two pairs of socks. You choose the style/color. Shipping is free within the US. Please add $5 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
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PUPILS OF SOCRATES: $30 gets you two pairs of socks. You choose the style/color. Shipping is free within the US. Please add $5 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
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SOCRATIC VIRTUE: $65 gets you four pairs of socks + the Socrates Handkerchief. You choose the style/color of your socks. Shipping is free within the US. Please add $5 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
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ENLIGHTENMENT: $1000 gets you the SOCRATIC VIRTUE Reward + 20 pairs of socks, the title of co-founder on the Socrates website, and a seat at the design table for our next line.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)