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Lynda Loveland: Sock saavy

Posted June 12, 2013

Lynda Loveland

They keep your feet blister free and absorb sweat. Now they make a statement.

I’m talking about those mid-calf socks that are all the rage among the young boys. They’re the must have item and they’re rubbing my wallet the wrong way! I first heard of these last year from a parent of a middle schooler. I blew it off, thinking, I won’t have to worry about that. This is me eating my words.

If you’re the parent of a young boy, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you’re a parent of girls only, start paying attention to what the boys are wearing. The socks come in all colors, but I see a lot of the black ones. They have kind of a block pattern up the back. Nike Elite socks

The Nike Elites are the most popular it seems. Popular and pricey! Those dang things can set you back $14 for one pair!!! My son has been begging for them!

My husband finally broke down and bought him a pair. I can’t believe my first experience with kids and their fads would be socks. Not to mention it was a fad involving my son and not my daughters!

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's The Mix Morning Show. Find her here on Thursdays. Click here to see her Facebook page.

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  • emily21632 Jun 13, 2013

    WalMart carries a brand called "AndOne". I bought a package of 6 for $9 (yes, 6 pair of socks for nine dollars. My 12 year old son is perfectly happy with them, and he also has some of the pricy ones you mentioned. He has worn them for several months and they are in great shape. Give it a shot!