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Beautiful designs, great fit. Combed cotton or Merino wool. Made in the USA. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Posted by Rick & Neil Levine (Creator)
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Michiel Oele, one of our early backers, asked us in October if he could be our official "last backer," volunteering to be the last person to whom we would ship socks. We sealed his box and printed the shipping label just before 10:30 Wednesday night.

All the socks you've chosen have been shipped. It's taken us 13 months from the time we received the funds from your pledges; consuming more time and energy than we ever expected, and teaching us an immense amount about the hosiery industry, knitting socks, and running a sock business.

We created and shipped 336 separate product SKUs, more than any other Kickstarter undertaking we've seen. We tested and dyed more than 100 color/yarn combinations for production, and knitted more than 6,000 pairs of socks on our own machines. We've sent socks to 30 countries, and they've gone as far north as Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories, and as far south as McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

In the last year, we've built sock design software, tracking and inventory tools, knitting reporting software, and created a database containing the machine programs, threading diagrams and provenance details for every sock we've ever knit.

Last month, we received news that the US patent office granted our patent for design analysis and float reduction in knitted garments.

Your pledges, support, criticism, enthusiasm and patience made it possible for us to succeed. Thank you.

Our newest design, Chiaroscuro, available now on Amazon.
Our newest design, Chiaroscuro, available now on Amazon.

We've also launched our socks for sale on Amazon. If you're happy with the socks you've received, please help us spread the word. You can see our current selections, all eligible for Prime shipping and delivery by Christmas, by searching for XOAB at the main Amazon search prompt, or going here:

  http://xoab.me/1DC7IGV

Our last Kickstarter sock deliveries will be reaching US backers today and tomorrow, and over the next two weeks for international backers. Please let us know what you think of your socks, and let us know if there are any problems or missing packages, at rickandneil@xoab.us. All of you enjoy a safe and happy holiday; we're headed home for a bit of a rest!

Rick & Neil
rickandneil@xoab.us

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      Shelley Sackett on

      Rick & Neil - I hid the socks for my husband and two sons and surprised them at Christmas. My husband has been a "doubting Thomas" ...that the wait would be worth is...but he had NOTHING but raves about his beautiful new socks. Said over and over that they are the most comfortable socks he's ever worn and gave me the green light to buy him many more! Congratulations to you guys and look forward to seeing your great designs all over the place in the coming years.

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      Michael O
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      Rick & Neil, 10 minutes ago the "last box" arrived with beautiful socks. I will definitely show them off at Christmas. Also many thanks for the Chiaroscuro socks, love them! Toes up!

    3. Joe Zuniga on

      I just got my final socks today guys! Well done. Have a wonderful and hopefully restful holiday season with your friends and family.

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      Michael O
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      My box the last one? Of course not.

      Many, many more will follow in the direction of Amazon warehouses....I hope that in a few years time you will have a hall full of knitting machines, making a lot of noise to provide the world with your socks.

      You did a great job in sharing your journey, explaining the issues, providing us with photos and video. You did the real storytelling which is adding that intangible value to your products, which can make Kickstarter so special. Thank you!

      Please continue to post an occasional update. And who knows, even a new kickstarter project.

    5. Michel Humphreys on

      Great socks .. will likely purchase again ! thanks again and great job ! wish all kickstarters were like you !

    6. Tim Ruszel on

      Still loving my socks—and even the fancy new designs I got through Amazon! Was so great to be along on this ride with you. Congratulations, gentlemen. CHEERS!

    7. Hope Clary on

      That's awesome news! I love my socks.. Yes I got them for me

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      Pat Watson on

      Hello Rick & Neil,
      You have been wonderful communicators allowing us to travel along on your journey. The highs and lows of entrepreurship - things you could control and those that you could not.
      The socks received huge applause from the trendy 16 year old who received them.
      Thank you for the opportunity to share in your journey.
      All the best from North of 49 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
      Pat

    9. Eric Jeffrey on

      Your socks are beautiful - worth the wait. Thanks guys, well done!!