Bombas Socks Review
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Who Am I
I’m Nea, a self-proclaimed sock fanatic whose feet are always cold. Like the rest of the world, I require multiple different types of socks to go with the many different styles of shoes I wear, and it’s not a rarity for me to wear several pairs per day – one for going out, one for the gym, and another for lounging.
Funnily enough, that’s precisely the combination of socks sent to me by Bombas. I received complimentary pairs of the No Show Socks, Ankle Socks, and Calf Socks and immediately put them to the test.
I should note that I’ve been through quite a few sock brands in my life—especially for the gym—so I was looking forward to seeing how Bombas (a brand I heavily admire) performed. Here are the details of my experience from start to finish.
My package arrived about 10 days after placing the order. I’m based in Calgary, so no matter which company I order from in the US, that’s the amount of time I usually experience.
Receiving & My Thoughts On Packaging
My Bombas socks arrived in a simple mailer package. They’re socks, so they don’t require any special packing, plus, I appreciated not having the excess packaging to throw away. All things considered, shipping and receiving went well and the minimalistic packaging was a pro.
My First Impressions
The socks themselves are individually wrapped with a paper overwrap that has the brand’s logo and some basic information about the socks on the back. Simple, colorful—I liked it.
The socks themselves feel thick and stretchy, except for the No Show socks which are a thinner, lightweight material. As far as socks go, these appeared to be great quality.
Bombas No Show Socks Review
I tried out the Lightweight No Show Socks first with my casual sneakers. They are indeed no show.
My favorite thing about these socks has got to be their construction. Unlike regular no-shows, they’re loose on the heel and tight around the middle. This special design helps them stay on your feet and means they didn’t slip once while I was walking around the city.
These socks come up a little higher on the top of my foot than some other no show socks do, but because I wear sneakers all the time—not mules or flats—I liked that. The medium was perfect for my size 8 ½ foot and I found the material comfortable and breathable.
Made of cotton, polyester, spandex, and nylon—a carefully tested-blend—these no-show wonders are pro at staying put on your foot. Grab a pair in S, M, or L in 7 colors for $13.
Bombas Ankle Socks Review
I got the Ankle Socks in size M in gray/lavendar and right away I knew they were going to be comfortable. After putting them on, my feet felt nice and secure, and unlike my other socks that allow my sneakers to rub my heels, my Bombas didn’t.
They’re thicker than the No Shows, but pretty standard for athletic socks (which is what I deem these to be). They provided pleasant cushioning in my running shoes, and while they did get sweaty while working out, they still felt cool and comfortable.
Made from cotton, polyester, and a touch of spandex, the Ankle Socks feature a rubber grip around the inner ankle. Get yours in sizes S-L in one of 5 color combos for $13.
Bombas Calf Socks Review
These were my favorite socks of the pack. I’ve had numerous ankle and foot injuries throughout my life—all on my right side—and when I put these on, my right ankle felt awesome. Don’t get me wrong, my left foot felt great too, but I really felt a difference in my right one.
The Calf Socks have a thicker material in the foot part and slightly thinner in the calf with extra elastic at the very top so that they stay up. And stay up they did. I slept in these babes and they didn’t move an inch. The honeycomb compression around the arch of my foot was nice too. I have high arches so I really felt like these were the socks for me.
Made from polyester, cotton, and spandex, the Bombas Women’s Originals Calf Socks come in baby pink and logwood colorways, in sizes S-L for $14.
What I Think About Bombas Socks
I’m over the moon for my Bombas. The Calf Socks were my favorite of the bunch, but I really liked the cushion of the Ankle Socks and the construction of the No Show Socks. Of course, the fact that Bombas donates a pair of socks for every pair bought means a lot to me as well.
What I Liked About Bombas Socks
I really liked the construction of Bombas socks. The Ankle and the Calf Socks have a similar design and material, both made with the brand’s signature honeycomb compression and a substantial material that’s soft and supportive at the same time.
I’d say that there is a slight difference in material between the Ankle and the Calf Socks (the calf socks being a bit thinner), and I really liked the feeling of compression around my arch and ankle when I wore the Calf Socks.
As someone who likes aesthetics, I was pretty excited about my color choices too. I got the gray/purple and gray/pink colors for the Ankle and the Calf, and obviously, you can’t really go wrong with white for the No Show.
With the Ankle socks, I loved the padding on the back of the heel. This not only provides cushion when I wear my running shoes, but it also serves as a handy tab to remove my socks. Overall, Bombas gets major points for design, material, and color options.
Would I recommend this brand to others?
I’ve been a Bombas fan for a while now. I really like what the company is about, and I think they put a lot of thought and effort into making quality socks that last. The whole point of this brand is to offer something that allows them to give back, and without a good product, they’re much less likely able to do that.
I always recommend Bombas to people in search of socks, in fact, they’re usually one of the first names out of my mouth. I like supporting brands with good products and a good mission, so I have no trouble supporting and recommending this one. Read on to discover more about the brand and what they offer.
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that there are such things as good socks and bad socks. The good kind are rare, but from the moment I slip them on, I feel like I can take on the world. Overstatement? I don’t think so.
Bombas makes good socks. Like, really good. Their line is dedicated to the basic that’s anything but. Offering an extensive collection of essentials for men, women, and kids, this brand is on a mission to do and be better, donating an item to those in need for every one bought—they’re up to 75 million.
Bombas’ efforts have certainly brought them attention from media outlets like Women’s Health and Gear Patrol, but it’s their game-changing socks that make so many customers for life. Just ask their 679k+ social community.
What’s in store for this Bombas socks review? Consider it your 101 on the brand. I’ll guide you through details about the company and its best-sellers, along with feedback, promotions, and more.
Overview of Bombas
Bombas is a nationally recognized company. The brand carries a line of quality products that are aesthetically humble, yet vibrant. They’re essentials, after all, but from what I’ve seen, a total upgrade from your typical dollar store 3-packs.
What makes them so different? Mostly, the seven different features built-in to each pair. Their aim was to create a blend of comfort and performance, so sweat wicking was a must as was supportive stretch. Available in a multitude of colors and simple patterns, Bombas offers a selection of exciting items that can keep up with your craziest days—don’t worry, slippage is not a problem here.
Creating the perfect pair of socks sounds like a simple mission, but Bombas’ founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg didn’t take it lightly. Launched in 2013, just one short year later they appeared on the TV show Shark Tank pushing their functional, funky socks. They landed a deal with Daymond John and the business took off.
But Daymond knew the brand was always about more than just socks. Bombas focuses on the following four core values:
- Delivering premium clothing items for women, men, and children
- The use of quality fabrics and engineering to cover seven material improvements to ensure maximum comfort and performance for everyday wear
- A one for one, purchase for donation program to help support local communities across the nation
- A 100% Happiness Guarantee Policy that delivers a hassle-free, satisfaction guaranteed, customer service support
Why such an emphasis on giving back? After learning that socks were the most requested item in homeless shelters, Bombas founded their company based on the idea that the right essentials have the power to change lives.
I’ll get into the details on their collection in just a few scrolls of this Bombas socks review. Up next, you’ll find the brand’s pros and cons.
- Wide range of socks, underwear, and undershirts
- Styles for men, women, and kids
- Simple, sharp & aesthetically-pleasing designs
- Premium fabrics & extensive testing
- Donates a pair for every pair bought
- Free shipping
- Happiness Guarantee
- More costly than your average socks
Where are Bombas Socks Made?
Bombas are made by some of the highest quality cotton and merino wool producers in the world. After the first stages of production, their socks are finished off in China and then shipped to the US.
The brand uses super soft long staple yarns, and since they’re made from wool and cotton, they deliver big time on moisture wicking and comfort. Win.
Bombas Socks Styles
So far in this Bombas Socks review, you’ve come to know 3 of their core styles for women, but Bombas has a lot more to offer than that.
Their collections for men and women includes quarter and knee high lengths as well, along with socks made from merino wool, and some with added compression. And let’s not forget the kids’ line, which includes comfy socks for babies 0-12 months all the way up to kids 11 years old.
In the next section of this Bombas Socks review, I’ll walk you through the details of a few of their best-selling styles.
Bombas Dress Socks Review
In addition to the socks I tried out personally, Bombas also makes dress socks. You can expect the same level of comfort and support in this style though. Since Bombas is all about performance, that extends to morning commutes on the ankle express and frantic paces in the boardroom too.
With a selection of calf, knee-high, and ribbed styles, I combed through seemingly endless styles across its men’s and women’s categories all marked with their signature honeycomb support tech.
Offering calf and knee-high dress socks, the various lengths are a mix of cotton, polyester, nylon, and spandex to ensure a sure-fit cuff, as well as a firm stay-up feature. The balance in elasticity and tension allows the socks to sit just tight enough to hold in place and not slip down. A very important feature.
Bombas’ dress socks incorporate a Y-stitched heel and seamless toe stitching for a smooth and comfortable wear. I was happy to read about this since I know the pain of seams digging into my toes. Designed to help you take on the day, honeycomb tech supports your arch while plush fabric on the heel helps reduce the chance of blisters.
The Bombas dress socks collection is made in mostly neutral tones but you will see a few patterns here and there. Prices range from $15-$20 for a single pair.
Bombas Athletic Socks Review
I tried out the Triblend Ankle Socks at the gym, but Bombas actually has a line of athletic socks specifically for being active. This incudes designs for running, performance, and snowboarding. There are all levels of heights in this line as well, so whether you like No Show, Ankle, Calf, or Knee-High, there’s something for you here.
When it comes to being active, socks matter. If you can go sockless, good on you, but me, I need a pair that’s thin but not too thin, cushioned, and supportive. In other words, Bombas fits the bill.
Their athletic socks are made with polyester, nylon, cotton, and spandex, the line is both lightweight and flexible making it ideal for many types of activities.
What makes them so special? The main distinct feature of these performance socks is found in the signature Bombas Hex Tec which allows for better ventilation and moisture-wicking. The running socks were designed to maximize cushioning at strategic contact points and breathability through its airflow design within the material, while the snowboard socks are moisture-wicking and provide arch support.
Expect more vibrant colors in this collection and grab a pair for $16-$30.
Bombas Merino Wool Socks Review
Most of the socks I’ve talked about so far in this Bombas Socks review are made with from a blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex. However, the folks at Bombas know that Merino wool is a prime choice for socks. A fabric that naturally resists odor and bacteria, it’s an obvious choice for something that traditionally gets both sweaty and smelly.
Bombas merino wool socks come in a variety of cuts from no show to knee-high. The special blend of material consists of wool, polyester, spandex, and nylon and makes for a super soft pair of socks. Why not just wool? It can get pretty hot. The brand uses the combination of fabrics to ensure that they’re fit are for any outfit or any time of the year.
If you’ve never pulled on a pair of merino wool socks before, they deliver a fantastically soft feel that not only contours to your feet, but also enhances the comfort of your foot. The moisture-wicking character of the material also functions to circulate airflow to keep your feet dry and breathable.
Enjoy a pair of the softest merino wool socks all year round for $15-$24.
Bombas Socks Size Chart
Sure, socks are stretchy, but you still need to get the right size. I’ve definitely worn a pair that’s been too big for me before and dreaded it all day.
Bombas offers a brilliant size guide on their main website to help you find your perfect fit. While most of us know our socks and shirt size, the chart is a useful tool to ensure you’re as precise as you can be. The Bombas size guide filters its chart by separating its various styles for women, men, and children.
The guide is simple, and not only does the chart show your size for socks, but it also provides a detailed account of their shirt measurements. While using it, I’ve found the size chart to be both informative and practical. Who knows? Maybe you’ll learn you’ve been buying the wrong size all along. I think it’s worth checking out.
Where to Buy Bombas Socks?
Bombas socks are available at participating retail and department stores such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The brand doesn’t have its own retail space yet.
The full range of Bombas socks are currently available on bombas.com.
Is Bombas Socks Available on Amazon?
Yes, a limited selection of Bombas socks are available on Amazon. Ratings and reviews also praise the socks for their functionality, comfort, performance, and price. Check it out for yourself.
Bombas Coupon & Discount Codes
Bombas has given our readers a special discount to use. Get 20% off site wide when you use code HBR20.
During this Bombas socks review, I found a few other ways to save too. This includes a 20% discount when you sign up for the mailing list, free shipping on orders over $50, and $25 off when you refer a friend.
Bombas ships their products both within the US and internationally. Shipping options vary depending on location, value order, and speed of delivery. I’ll give you the details for US orders below:
- Free shipping is available for purchase orders of a minimum value of $50: 4-7 business days
- Standard shipping is available for purchase orders below $50 at a flat rate of $4: 4-7 business days
- Priority shipping is available for all purchase orders at a flat rate of $8: 3-5 business days
- FedEx 2 Day shipping is available for all purchase orders at a flat rate of $25: 2 business days
- Overnight shipping is available for all purchase orders, but pricing varies depending on location and are subject to change. An accurate cost can be found at the checkout section on the website – next business day
Here are the specifics on international orders:
- Canada Post is available for all purchase orders at a flat rate of $15: 10 business days
- FedEx International Economy is available for all purchase orders at a flat rate of $45: 10-14 business days
All returns and exchanges are supported by the Bombas Happiness Guarantee policy which covers all fees (including shipping). There’s no time limit here. If you’re not happy with your socks for any reason, let the brand know and they’ll refund your money.
If you need any other information that wasn’t included in this Bombas socks review, you can get in touch with the brand by:
- Phone: 800-314-0980
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: https://help.bombas.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
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$12 for a pair of socks so they can donate a $12 pair to some homeless person who can do just fine in a 50 cent pair. I mean really, wouldn’t it be better to take that $12 and feed them or help them with getting jobs, housing, etc…rather than putting a pair of $12 socks on their feet! “I’m starving and my cardboard box is leaking when it rains, but damn these are some comfortable socks”!
I’m not sure what an appropriate remark is to such a narrow, cynical observation! Any corporate outreach that sheds light on a need of any kind requires applause!
Such good fit. & quality!
I happen to agree with jason. It actually a tax deduction trick. They charge twice as much as the socks are worth. I would like to donate to a group i know and approve of. I do give tithes to my church. I donate to st. Judes and shriners hospitals. Also i got an email from them telling me how wonderful they were because they had donated hundreds of bbn thousands of dollars to the marxist organization BLM. I will no longer purchase bombas.
Clearly Bombas are high priced socks. Part of the reason for the high price is giving away a pair. I admire corporate philanthropy, but he way Bombas is doing it is too tug at people’s heart-strings so as to crease their sales. The more we buy, the more they give away and the more they make. It’s a marketing ploy and nothing more.
Don’t charge me more so you can give away my money. Do your philanthropy in silence and away from the public light. That’s the true method of giving. And I’ll do mine giving quietly and how I see fit. I don’t need a company to give on my behalf.
HEAR HEAR!!!…Finally some common sense on how it all works…No company with shareholders or a board of directors would give away ‘money’ if they weren’t making money doing that…. Simple business principles… All the doubting reviewers here are correct in most all their observations and views… from what I understand they DO NOT DONATE THE SAME SOCK…. It is a pair of socks but lesser quality!!!…. They actually say that… Google it… So it’s not dollar for dollar like most people think…. They’d be out of business, not even charitable write offs etc would make that viable…Their new underwear ads are repulsive… And also very suggestive, I’m not a prude by any means, just the opposite, but when you show morbidly obese women that need weight loss surgery and make it seem like you’re being ‘inclusive’, you’re just making money off of someone’s personal negative image, that’s why you’re showing those pictures, other attractive underwear models are showing allot of groin area skin and fabric separation in the groin as well as other suggestive pictures when you can see right through the material…. Again don’t get me wrong i like it!!!…. but don’t insult me by thinking I’ll by these for my wife cause of your imagery… Victoria’s secret is first class without showing bumpy shaved areas and camel t** and huge deformed flabs of skin … They’re being used and don’t even know it…… The general public is so easily fooled and so gullable… Like lemmings we are….
I’m all for philanthropic efforts, especially the ones who don’t flaunt it…. So good for bombas and great marketing and using smart accounting practices…. Bad for the general public for being so naive….
Hilarious to picture this dude sitting triggered at the computer, typing his rotten little heart out under a sock review.
No one is forcing you to purchase Bombas if you don’t agree with the company policy.
I agree in what your trying to say…. it’s just the way your saying it. These socks are not worth 12.00 a pair! And because they’re charging so much and marketing they’re homeless hitch is what’s blinding people into thinking …. wow they’re great !!! But yes at 12.00 a pair that’s worth 4.00 …. the company of course has more then money to donate and write off as a charitable donation ! So who’s really winning here?! Applause Bombas for great marketing ! Not that they’re actually helping the homeless ! Think about it people!!!! Do your math!
Well said! I almost feel for it!
I agree … they pitch that THEY are DONATING a pair when YOU buy a pair. But at $12/pair, you bought yourself a pair AND a homeless person a pair. Sounds good right. The homeless may need socks, but they also need food. Seems like a good way to enjoy your profits if you justify the price of the socks by appearing to do a good deed. Actually, the buyer of your socks are the do gooders. Lower the price to $6/pair, then donate a pair to a homeless person and maybe then it will seem like a win for everybody.
Is a Hermes Birken alligator handbag worth almost $70K? It is all about perspective.
I agree totally. They charge at least twice as much for their socks than they are worth. Or what someone would pay for a different brand of socks. So it is the buyer that is donating “socks to the homeless.” They pay double (if not more) for 1 pair of socks, so that the company can “Donate” 1 pair.
Where are socks made?
You obviously have never dealt with the homeless if you make a comment such as this. My wife and I have a program where we feed the homeless once a week. You have no idea how important a pair of socks are to a homeless person. Their only mode of transportation is their feet. They walk everywhere. Also, there are some homeless people that do work. However, they walk to their jobs. A .50 pair of socks will not keep their feet warm when the temps fall below freezing and they are walking to work. Many only have sneakers to wear even in the winter. Cheap socks don’t hold up well in those conditions. Spend a day sir with any homeless person. Ask them if they could have any article of clothing what would it be-the answer would most likely be 1. A good pair of socks 2. Boots 3. A coat. Unless you have experienced or been associated with their situation, please spend some time with a homeless person before making such a mean spirited comment. Wishing you many blessings.
You obviously have no idea how manipulative marketing works nor understand economics. The ideas presented are that we shouldn’t be praising Bombas for donating 1 pair of $12 socks. The idea is, if one wants to get a decent pair of socks AND feel good about it, go to Burlington or many other stores, buy a 6-8 pack for $6 and buy another 6-8 pack for $6 and donate it! You’re doing FAR more good! Nobody is saying don’t donate. They’re saying, don’t buy socks at 500-700% markup just so you can feel good about yourself. They’re also saying that Bomas’s “generosity” is a smokescreen. They could do a LOT more with their extremely high markup. It’s a very clever marketing campaign…it masks their ultra greedy capitalism painting them as benevolent, socially conscious businessmen. Their strategy followed the Peloton guy…orginally Peloton sold for well under $1000. Nobody was buying them, the impression was they were inferior and cheap. Exact same design, doubled the price, and now have trouble keeping up with demand. He went on TV and said this…he was astonished. Bombas did the same thing except they just went to the high price tag and added their social cause, while in reality they’re making a killing and could do so much more. Yes, you can say, “They’re doing SOMETHING”. But it’s just smoke and mirrors.
Fault every so called “luxury brand” then.
Toms shoes were selling for 60 dollars which is ridiculous but people were buying them because they were donating a pair which actually only costed 3 dollars to make . I knew Bombas was the same thing so I refused to buy them just donate socks people yourself
Carole, you hit the nail on the head.
Why is it when a company or a person does the right thing
the haters come out?
My thoughts EXACTLY
While searching Bombas on eBay, I have seen LOTS of sellers listing the BLACK socks that are supposed to be the donated socks. Most of these sellers have multiple listings with various amounts of socks.
Sooo….that makes me think the whole ‘buy a pair, donate a pair’ isn’t all it’s being hyped up to be. The large number of sellers have a never ending supply of black Bombas. They are getting them somewhere to sell on the secondary market.
Why are they not being given to the homeless?
You are wordy but uneducated and offbase. First of all, the 12 bucks covers the purchased socks AND the donated ones. Now they’re 6 dollar socks. Secondly, the donated socks are actually different than the purchased ones. Do some research. They are specifically engineered for long wear, anti stain, anti microbe, and staying dry. You know, like the homeless may benefit from. Lastly, you clearly have no idea what people on the street have to deal with. Clean, dry, antifungal socks that minimize the risk of infection and tissue breakdown from exposure to the elements and limited laundering opportunity is EXACTLY something they can benefit from. I worked for a non profit agency and recieved a donation of ONE THOUSAND PAIRS of Bomba socks which were distributed to VERY grateful and needy people. There are tonnes of companies that sell socks at a similar price point and much lower quality and comfort standard. NONE of them donated socks or anything else as a result of my purchase. If they have to make them in China to make this type of genius generosity happen then so be it. I have enough worthless junk from huge selfish corporations that was “Made in America”. You actually think that benefits the average citizen in some way? Wake up, sheep.
Incidentally, BRAVO BOMBAS. Thank God there are still a few companies trying to actually pay it forward.
Calling people uneducated is unproductive and just makes you look so. First of all, $12 is after the “coupon”. On their charitable donation, the price is full. Everyone knows the donated ones are different…your “do some research comment” is uncalled for. No sock prevents the problems you state…they may delay it slightly longer without laundering, but it’s not absolute, nor indefinite. Nobody says the needy aren’t grateful. I’ve never seen any other company that sells for this price point, so to say there are “tonnes” (Canadian/UK?) is ridiculous. Maybe there are some, but certainly not so mainstream that most people see or buy them.
I have a pair of Bombas. Bought my wife and son 6 packs for Christmas as stocking stuffers. Had a rare 25% off, thought why not…let’s see if they live up to the hype? Well, they don’t. They are NOT soft as a puppy. The band around the middle is extremely compressing and uncomfortable. The annoying seam is still there. They don’t keep my feet any drier than my other socks.
My Hanes “Fesh IQ” socks are every bit as comfortable, keep my feet drier, longer and I get 6 pair for under $8. I bought Perry Ellis at Burlington. 6 pair for $6. They’re awesome! My favorite sock so far. But that is subjective. The point is, objectively, Bombas pretends to be doing wonderful things, but it’s just a smokescreen. Everyone, including the homeless, would be much better served if we spent $12 on 2 packages of Hanes or perry Ellis, or some other known brand, and donated one of those packages. Now instead of one lousy pair, they have six. See how that works?
I agree 100% with you Joe (and with your previous comments as well). Would do the homeless a much worthier cause to have a 6-pack of socks and a hot meal.
How about having both. The are not mutually exclusive.
Yes the homeless may be better off if people bought other socks at cheaper price instead of bombas and donated them, but the issue is… they don’t.
Ceteris paribus, your logic holds, no doubt. But in my experience the real world does not operate that way. The company is making a small difference, I would be pretty confident in saying more homeless people probably have socks now then before bombas, period. Can you fault them for wanting to make a profit and do some good? I really don’t understand all the hate.
Geesh you need a new perspective dude. there is so much bad in the world – these people have raised 25 million pairs of donated socks – just be happy about it. You literally had to type this all out and put your email address in to comment. Im sure these socks have touched at least one or two people immensely.
I like your observation!
Here’s my question, to which I could not find an answer (yet?) in a Google search: I’m wondering if Bombas pays corporate taxes. If they donate one pair of socks for each pair of socks sold, doesn’t that equate to a zero net profit on the socks? Do they then only have to pay corporate profits tax on other items that they sell?
Further, they have wonderful employee benefits, which seem to be a great model for our country — let alone other businesses. But they must be extremely profitable in order to do this. I’m just wondering if they pay their fair share of taxes or have found a great way not to.
While we are on the subject regarding fair share with respect to taxes…..ask Bezos how much federal taxes Amazon has paid….and GE, FedEx, etc……….
They charge $12 so that they can donate a $0 pair, not a $12 pair.
Homeless people more than virtually any other segment of society need adequate foot care. They are more vulnerable to conditions such as frost bite and infection than those with homes. Cheap socks, as you proposed, would not be made of materials that are conducive to foot health. Socks made exclusively of synthetic materials increase sweating, cotton socks retain moisture, and generally speaking thin socks lack appropriate insulation. Bombas does not pretend to solve every issue that persons without homes face, however it is providing a vital service and I applaud them for this effort.
I’m just now coming out of homelessness and yes I was thankful that I can at the least get another pair of comfortable Bombas socks. After everything else was soaking wet so that I would not retain boot foot I believe is the term if nothing else this is the only item out of five plus years of homelessness that I received there was an actual buy one give one the pair I received probably weren’t as high quality and it did say not for resale but they are better than a tube sock. I was truly grateful
Your thinking is a little flawed. Since 2 pair of socks are generated from a single $12 purchase that would be $6/ pair. As someone who helped provide dinner to a local homeless shelter for about 50 men every Tuesday night I saw a lot of groups donate food. Some Tuesdays another group would randomly show up with dinner. They were not lacking. The number 1 requested item at Christmas was socks! Perhaps the 50 cent pair didn’t last too long or keep them warm and dry.
I was ready to order a pair for all my kids, their spouses, and the grandkids for Christmas. What a wonderful idea to help the homeless, especially at this time of year! Then I checked to see where they’re made and, of course, they’re made in China. Maybe part of the reason we have such a problem with homelessness in America is because so many of our “American” businesses send the jobs to other countries…all in the name of profit. Sorry, but I’ll continue to look for “Made in USA”.
Yes good response
I agree too. Made is the USA is my number thing I look for when buying a product. I avoid China at all costs. Sorry Bombas, I was ready to buy until I saw the socks were made in China. Move your production to the USA and you will have a customer for life.
I agree. I was very disappointed to see they’re made in China. I’d rather look for the “Made in the USA” label and spend my money there.
Buy Made in the USA
I totally agree!!! Made in China?? I thought for the price they were made in USA
Good man…I agree.
I completely agree. I have bought them for a Christmas gift and they are pricey. I also agree with the price point we are actually paying for the donated socks.
When I bought mine a I had a friend gets free socks offer the offer was not extended to my friend. I didn’t research where the socks were made at the time I just did I was drawn in by the free sock donation. Bombas needs to start making their socks in the US and truly give back
it would help families as well as homeless then I could see the price point. They are nice socks but I can buy US socks for this price and still donate food and socks.
And then we will have to sell them for $25 for a pair of socks. Say hello to bankruptcy. Bringing clothes manufacturing back to the US isn’t going to help anyone. We have like 3% unemployment, there is no need for these to be made in the US.
No, there are very few homeless people in he US that don’t want to be homeless. We have a drug, alcohol and mental illness problem. The people experiencing addiction or mental illness are not homeless because of lack of shelter.
My sediments exactly. Saw CHINA and I would rather pay more for USA made products. No thank you!!!
I’m ashamed to even write this comment, about your selling point on how good your socks are by using homelessness people who like my self never heard or seen Bombas socks any wear in shelters don’t get me wrong a pair socks in New England is welcome I’m not homeless any more thank God but I can always use a pair of socks anytime
I still have donated Bombas socks available if you need some. Send me the address. Incidentally all it takes is one simple application for donation from a legitimate non profit agency for Bombas to help. They’re amazing, but I don’t imagine they have the budget to actually market their FREE socks. A quick look at their website gives all the details. They even covered shipping. This type of caring and generosity is scarce these days so I must disagree with the negative tone of your comment. Bombas goes above and beyond to help. One need only ask.
Love your response but are they really worth the price? We all love nice socks but you know most live on a tight budget. 🙁
I love them but way too expensive. A lot of the donated homeless socks end up on ebay (where I buy them). have received them with the do not sell wrappers still on them. If the company wants to give socks to the homeless why don’t they do it with their profits rather than forcing their customers to pay for their donations.
The company’s revenue is well over 100 million a year. Brilliant marketing but let’s face it – they went into this to make money not sole the feet of homeless. Move the production to the USA and then we’ll really commend you on your altruistic nature guys.
I have bought 8 pairs of Bombas athletic socks. They are very soft and comfortable. However they are wear out very, very fast. All got a hole or holes in toe or heel within months of purchase. I rarely get a hole in any other sock. The material is not tough enough. And they cost double any other sock I’ve ever bought
You said it all. Of a dozen pairs worn more or less in rotation, 9 individual socks failed for me within 14 months. They replace them all with absolutely no hassle, but these things are badly made!
Pretty socks for my wife. Comfortable? Yup. They wear as long as toilet paper. These are the 50 cent socks. What a scam.
Correct, this socks are totally overrated. Receive 6pm as a gift, and the very first wear created lint balls, seriously…and happy-center wasn’t that enthusiastic hearing from me, never the less they sent New socks to reconcile. Also not true to fit. No more for the price.
They are good socks and the company is doing something to help others.
Much more than any of you whining, nit picking trolls.
I bought Sox and they make my feet/ leg area itch. I am allergic to wool, so do these Sox have any wool in them.. also very tight around ankles.
yes. I don’t do wool on my skin even on top of other clothing. Socks have to be loose on my legs for me not to rip them off inside the house. Bombas merino wool socks (I have them on right now)are amazing. When I opened the box on Christmas I moaned and made an ungrateful face. I have had these socks on for a week. No itching, pulling or tightness on my legs. Don’t care about the price point because they are going to replace them when they wear out, there was a discount and shipping was free. Socks are very important to me.
Mine are way too tight at the ankle. Leaves a red ring.
Saw ad on TV, 1st time hearing about bombas. Googled & found made in China when citizens here in USA need jobs. Then when the news reports that China is responsible for covid19, NO THANK you.
Yes, Carole. Pretty expensive considering that they’re made in the same place as a pair of socks from the dollar store…aka China. This company could truly make a difference with the homeless population if they opened factories in the USA to supply jobs.
I have worked with the homeless and yes, they do need socks. However, so many other people donated socks to the shelter that we often were literally swimming in socks. What would be really noteworthy is if Bombas donated the $12 for each pair of socks they sold. Homeless shelters could do so much with that $12. For example, for one person to stay in a shelter, it costs around $12-$15 a day (electricity, food, water for showering, toilets, etc. and staff). So, if Bombas wanted to really market, they would be providing the shelters the money, not the product. I guess they could also give the shelter an option of either product or monetary donation. I would assume most would choose the $12 over the pairs of socks. Just my two cents.
Ask them to do that…..let us know the response.
That wouldn’t work for them. The socks may retail for $12 a pair, but they don’t cost them that much. If cash is preferred over socks, it would probably be around $2 per pair sold.
Comfortable but tears easily
These socks are very comfortable but they tear easily -leaving me with one sock. Can’t do much with one sock. Feel bad for the homeless people who have one sock because the other one ripped. They are overly expensive socks. Not a good buy. For dress socks would definitely prefer gold tip to these though gold tip socks aren’t as comfortable. There are plenty of sports socks however that are nicely fitted and even more comfortable and a lot cheaper than bombas socks. Overall, I’d recommended saving your money and just donating your savings to whatever charity you favor as well as donating clothing to the homeless as well.
I purchased 3 pair for a try, call it the hype. Very disappointed. The sole did remain in place however the remainder of the sock was eaten by my shoes consistently. i recently purchased 6 pair of another brand for 18.00 and I am far more pleased.
Why are your socks sooooo expensive?
Us teachers can’t afford them!!! Much of America can’t afford them!!! They sound great but why do they have to be 40-85.00 dollars!!
Makes me sick that your company only tailors to the rich!!! What you think the ordinary working man doesn’t deserve to be comfy standing on their feet all day!!! NO OF COURSE NOT!!!!! You only want the rich to be comfy laying around doing nothing!!!!! This company is despicable!!!!!! Out for the all mighty dollar!!!!! If your for everyone lower your prices so EVERYONE CAN AFFORD THEM!!!! From construction workers to teachers and everyone in between!!!!!
I just wanted to know whether they slip in the heel, wash well and are lost in the laundry! Wasn’t looking for a lesson in marketing or caring for the homeless. Thanks for nothing.
dittto F U received all damn orange and black socks, for my husband, I did NOT order orange at all but the assorted pack,
am really bumbed especially since I had really talked them up and had hubby looking forward too……not to a bunch of left over orange and black leftovers!
received orange and black Not the assortment I ordered. we do not want and did not order all orange and black. I wont ever order again AND I wont tell anyone anything good about bomb ass.
Having seen one of their TV ads (always consider their marketing costs),
I decided to check out their claims, found and read this interesting thread.
With any donation of a product that a company manufactures themselves, the value is actually far far less. Socks are highly profitable, the quality is so poor nowadays that you need to renew them very frequently (they used to last far longer), and most are outrageously priced (and rarely worth the price, no matter the brand) so you might as well go to a Costco etc… and just buy multi-packs for ordinary use.
A $12 sock, made in China, is certain to cost them less than $1; pennies for all I know, as I once read. (The markup is incredible, which is why companies make them there). So when they sell you one and donate one, let’s say their costs is $2, including shipping & overhead.
Although their profit according to the sale to you is $11, the ‘value’ (which they set themselves as the price of the socks) of the donation is $12, not $1. Quite different than if they sold you 2 pairs for $12, one of which *you* then donate – plus you’re the one who could get a tax break. This is obviously simplistic, but you can imagine how this could lower their revenue and taxes to nearly nothing, or even, as some companies have managed to do, ‘losses’ which then turn into tax ‘refunds’.
When Microsoft ‘donated’ millions of dollars of software, yes it would have cost their recipients that much to purchase them, but it cost Microsoft barely anything, especially software, and it also gave them an even bigger customer base. Improved their PR, and gave a huge tax write-off.
So I am generally wary of any company that uses doing good as a marketing tool, esp if it’s to spur purchases of its products. There are lots of travel companies who tell you they donate money to a local charity, instead of lowering the price of the tour and letting you make the donation. Volunteer travel companies charging people an arm and a leg for the most basic lodging, only to benefit them, not the locals. It’s too easy to take advantage of people’s generosity and desire to help.
Of course, it’s nicer for a company to make such a gesture than not at all, and raise awareness, but unless you happen to really love their socks, it shouldn’t be the reason to buy them. Better to buy socks you choose yourself and donate them, or give the cash to a worthy organization or directly to a needy person, as I often choose to do these days. I’ve seen the combination of the last 2 make a huge difference and get people out of the vicious cycle of homelessness, one person at a time. And you get to know the homeless as individuals, not faceless, nameless recipients.
For the life of me I still cannot figure out why I should pay $12 for an obviously overrated Chinese made pair of socks just so a couple of bleeding heart marketing guys can feel good about giving some “homeless” person who doesn’t wanna work for a living a 50 cent pair of socks. Can’t wrap my head around it.
This is just part of the reason we will be a third world country in 30 years. Wake up people!
These are just socks, and not even that good. Sure not worth price and the company is just a scamming marketing ploy exploiting the homeless. Please don’t fall for it, DONT BUY BOMBA SOCKS!!
I ordered two $50.00 gift certificates. They sent one. I sent the “happiness team” all the information. After a day, they sent another single gift certificate— the exact same one as before, and claimed they had sent two. “Check your spam,” as if I hadn’t already thought of that. Three days later, after replying, as requested, if all was not right-and I sure responded, still no resolution. I received an email “we are responding chronologically.” 3 days. 1 certificate and a duplicate.
Definitely not happiness.
Right there with you Julia! BEWARE!! Their return process is ridiculous. I made a purchase and simply wanted to return the socks. Nothing about them screamed, QUALITY. First, you have to send in a request to return your socks. Then you have to wait for some “Happiness” type person to respond and decide if the return will be permitted? This could take days unless you send a second nasty gram. Once pressured to respond, they send you a “pre-paid” postage return label (PRE-PAID BY YOU, THE CUSTOMER). Once you send your socks back you wait weeks for a refund. I’m sure they are hoping so much time goes by you will forget about the return/refund. I almost did; my life doesn’t revolve around socks (too distracted by being on the front line). So now you have to send another nasty gram, literally DEMANDING your money back. You finally are sent an email telling you a refund has been issued (minus the postage). Checked my account. You guessed it, no refund as of yet. Bombas, you can keep your socks, your “Happiness team”, your philanthropist propaganda and even your millions in profits. You heard slow Joe, “He’s coming to get ya”!
Oh yeah, I forgot, your a “charitable organization”, lol!
I think it was Jesus Christ who said (and I’m paraphrasing) “when doing good works, don’t let your right hand know what your left hand is doing”
Made/assembled in China – NOPE not wasting my money. Made in USA only for me. I’ll buy American made socks and donate the rest of money to homeless shelters.
Good luck finding any socks made in America. Should you find some, please post so we can all buy them.
I was given 4 or of Bombas ankle socks by our local church. They’re the most comfy, durable, well-made socks I’ve 3ver owner!!! Kudos, Bombas, for all your charity AND dedication to excellence. Wishing you continued succe, helbyG in CT, USW
I like bombas socks. They are comfortable and pretty and have been a lift during Covid times. I have holes in the heels of a couple pairs after a season of wearing…which I’m not too happy about but I guess I’m going to learn how to darn socks. I think they’re expensive so I try to buy on a special. I, too, wonder about the buy one donate one and wish they were a little more transparent about how that works.
Thinking of getting a pair but I’ve had socks from other brands before that ripped super easily as I tend to wear them for work
Ankles wore out quicklyand I got holes at Achilles heel.
These socks tend to get holes on the ankles. Very disappointed
I literally got my Athleta delivery that included 3 pairs of Bombas socks at 1pm today. It is 8 pm and the pair I’ve been wearing around the house for the last few hours are already fraying and 1 has a hole in it on the ball of my foot. I have been wearing them around the house not running around the block in my socks. The quality of these socks suck
Do you have diabetic socks?
How do I get them on? I normally wear 10 shoes. My foot, ankle and lower calf are a little bit swollen a lot of the time but I thought these socks would help. Unfortunately I am unable to get them on. Any tips? If not I’ll be returning the three pair I just received in the mail. Thanks for your tips.
I have owned bombs socks they look great but bad design.
Dick Sport shop makes there own brand of sock which I love. They mark each foot right & left on each sock and tapper the shape of the sock from large toe to small toe. No more pulling and hole . And there cheaper.
I like the Bombas socks and I don’t mind paying the price when another pair is given away. Thank you BUT I really do wish they were made in the USA and NOT in China. I would feel a lot better about the company and the socks.
How about really helping out the people of your country and making and producing your so called quality product here in the u.s. to produce jobs here at home instead of portraying yourselves as do gooders. Anyone with common sense will figure out the millions you are making by misleading people about your true mission! We could all donate millions if we overcharged for a cheap pair of socks made with cheap labor.
Ordered 2 x 4 pair for 2 grands! Money has been taken out in of Bank…..Received O pairs! That is over $90.00….for Seniors that is a lot! Where can I even call to find out where they are?
I wanted compression sox. I emailed customer service to confirm length b/c if they only make mens sox they are too long. My heel to knee is 14″ not including the foot length. The rep said Med compression sox 12″ . I thought maybe too short but I will try. The sox are way too long. I wore once with top 2″ folded down. Had to change sox mid shift. Looked at their site to review…clever there is no option to publicly review the sox.
I love Bombas & have bought 25 or 30 pair—BUT The heel seems to wear out too quickly! I probably have a dozen pair with no heel. Again, love my Bombas But don’t intend to start darning socks!
Someone here said socks weren’t made in the USA and asked that we post if we knew otherwise. Actually, there are several manufacturers who still make socks in the US…but some of them, like SmartWool only make some of their socks here, so you have to read every label. And SmartWool quality is highly variable. OTOH Darn Tough makes 100% of their socks in Vermont and they come with a lifetime guarantee. They are not cheap, about the same price points as Bombas, but Darn Tough really are, and they are the BEST. I got tired of buying and replacing socks that got holes or stretched out in months or even weeks, so finally tried Darn Tough because of their guarantee. Years of happy wear. Quality materials, extremely comfortable fit that lasts, and they wear forever. Darn Tough is a real sock company, while Bombas is a marketing company that happens to sell socks.
I see people complaining about holes and problems with wear on their Bombas socks. Use their happiness guarantee! They will replace socks at no cost if they have holes, if you lost one, if the dog ate one, etc.
I ordered 3 pairs of gripper socks for my elderly mother and I ordered the wrong size (she was in between sizes). She had already worn them and they had been washed, but I emailed them to see if I could return them because of the sizing issue. They responded quickly and offered to send one pair of the larger size to see if they would fit her. After receiving them and seeing that they fit, I emailed them and let them know and they sent the 3 pairs of socks I originally ordered in the correct size. I offered to send the smaller ones back and they said to keep them and give them away or donate them. So we ended up with 7 pairs of socks. I donated the ones that were too small. I like knowing that they will replace socks if there is a problem with them.
I am a man looking for ankle or no show socks. I am wondering, since I am a size 12/4E show and flat footed, should I buy the next size up from a large. All the other competitors tell me to go up one size. Would this be true for Bombas Socks too?
Over a year ago I plunged in, after never spending much on socks. I wanted a quality product, correctly sized, and wasn’t phased by spending a few extra bucks on a good product. The fashion and fit is great, their donations to shelters, well received, and their customer service and guarantee is outstanding. Through no fault of Bombas, I’ve needed to replace 2 pair (truthfully caught them on the top of a chain-link fence, twice!). Prompt response and replacements were offered, no questions asked.
Which socks are best for someone with bad edema and should I wear them ever day?