Cabot Hosiery Mills ∆ Vermont
Kenny is a consummate booster of American products. With the family’s 3rd Generation retail chain of stores, Kenny specializes in the finest shoes made in America. While visiting to inquire of his health, he saw me perusing a rack of biking socks. “Made in Vermont. Guaranteed for life”, he quipped.
“Impossible”, I thought. Socks that will either last forever or be replaced? But sure enough, right on the packaging are Ric Cabot’s words. With endurance bicycling one of the painful pleasures among my vices, these socks look a natural for me. Especially the lines: “Fine Gauge Knitting. High stitch count ensures a foot hugging fit. Less bulk. More comfort.”
A little pricy? All is relative, Kenny again points out. Earlier this week I chose the hottest, most humid day Philadelphia can offer for R&D. The new socks went on.
WOW, Ric’s endorsement is not an exaggeration. Firm fit, like a thousand tiny angels surrounding my feet with love. Into my sneakers and onto the Raleigh. Ten miles later, cooling off, I remembered I was product-testing. Humm … An hour later, at home, I realize how comfortable my feet are.
These socks cost more that other bicycling socks I own. With wicking, deceptive body, and comfortably snug fit, I see the value. Add Ric’s guarantee, and we honestly access this product Six Thumbs Up, our highest rating.
Editor’s note: I am upon the cusp of sizing. Mediums, sized to 9 ½. Large, Size 10 and up. 9 ½ I am, went with the Large, and they are PERFECT.