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Bombas Socks Review

About Bombas

Bombas is a unisex apparel brand that primarily focuses on delivering premium socks, as well as a lighter product line of quality t-shirts. The socially-conscious brand is targeted towards women, men, and kids. The following review will cover various aspects behind the brand to ensure that you make the right purchase decision.

Overview of Bombas

Bombas is a nationally recognized company that delivers premium socks and t-shirts. The brand carries a line of quality products that are aesthetically humble, yet vibrant.

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The main distinction it makes from other socks brands is in the seven material features that were engineered for better comfort and performance. Available in a multitude of colors and simple patterns, Bombas offers a selection of exciting items that work wonders for any outfit.

In 2014, David and Randy, the founders, appeared on the hit television show, “Shark Tank”. Prior to their appearance, Bombas had amassed $450,000 in revenue sales (including the donations raised) in the last nine months and projected the company valuation at $4 million.

Pros

Cons

Simple, sharp, and aesthetically pleasing colors and designs with a wide selection of cuts and styles available for men, women, and childrenDesigns can appear “busy”, especially with logo
Premium fabrics and testing to eliminate conventional problems found in traditional socksLimited number of patterns available
Website includes size chart guide to ensure proper purchaseLimited t-shirt product line
One for one donation “Giving Directory” program that supports local communities across the nation to help the homeless with sock donationsAbove average prices due to premium material
Free shipping over $50 with Happiness Guarantee protection which allows for free returns and exchanges with all costs covered 

The brand 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
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Bombas is a brand with a clear mission statement to help those in need. After learning that socks were the most requested item, Bombas has founded their company based on the idea that everyone has the power to make a difference, even with a single purchase.

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The company has partnered with various homeless shelters, non-profit, and organizations to help various communities across the U.S. The brand supports such causes by matching every purchase with a donation of their own.

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Where are Bombas Socks Made?

Bombas are made from highly recognized cotton and merino wool producers across the globe. The final product is assembled in China and delivered to the United States. The brand fixates itself on using the softest long staple yarns that centralize their focus on delivering antimicrobial and moisture-wicking features in every sock.

Dress Socks

The starting price point of Bombas’ dress socks are $15. The brand delivers a selection of dress socks with an emphasis on calf, over calf, and ribbed styles. While their main pattern consists of floral and stripes, the brand carries what seems like an endless combination of colors that are vibrant and well suited for any stylish look.

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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.

Bombas’ dress socks incorporate Y-stitched heel and seamless toe stitching for a smooth and comfortable wear that’s uninterrupted with the feeling of stitching pushed against the skin. The brand also uses their signature honeycomb arch support system and Achilles cushion on major contact points for an easy fit that provides maximum comfort and softness.

Running Socks

The running socks come at a base price point of $16 and are available in the quarter and ankle cuts. Made with polyester, nylon, cotton, and spandex, the product line is both lightweight and flexible making it ideal for any level of intensity in an active lifestyle.

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The main distinct feature of the performance running 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.

Merino Wool Socks

The merino wool socks come in a variety of cuts from no show socks to knee-high socks and are available at a starting price of $14. The special blend of material consists of wool, polyester, spandex, and nylon to produce a super soft pair of socks. Bombas uses the combination of fabrics to ensure that the merino wool socks are perfect with any outfit, anytime of the year.

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The socks deliver a fantastic 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.

Ankle Socks

Bombas’ ankle socks are available in a plethora of colors with a starting price of $12. The socks are made with a mix of cotton, polyester, rubber, and spandex and are available in solid colors, simple designs, and multicolored editions. However, the ankle socks truly stand out with their functional and practical features that elevates comfort and performance.

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The socks deliver the seamless toe, Y-stitched heel, and honeycomb arch support system to eliminate all discomfort when wearing the socks. In addition, the ankle socks are supported by a cushioned footbed and a blister tab, so you get the most comfortable wear for any kind of day.

No Show Socks

The no show socks have been praised by GQ magazine. With a base price of $12, Bombas’ no show socks are made of cotton, polyester, spandex, and nylon. The blend of the materials prove that the socks have been carefully tested to prevent slipping off while delivering high performance.

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The socks offer superb comfort, and edges just on the maximum amount of coverage while remaining subtle. The light fabric, delivered with engineered technology, provides exceptional performance that’s powered with its stay-put heel grips and a cushioned footbed.

Wearing the Bombas no show socks will have you wondering how they were able to incorporate all the material and features while maintaining its compact style.

Bombas Socks Size Chart

Bombas offers a brilliant size guide on their main website. 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.

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The guide is simple, and not only does the chart show your size for socks, but it also provides a detailed account of your measurements for shirts. The size chart is both informative and practical to understanding your specific needs to help make the right purchase decision.

Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something new about yourself.

Where to Buy Bombas Socks?

Retail Stores

A limited selection of Bombas socks are available at participating retail and department stores such as Nordstrom. No independent retail stores currently operate.

Bombas Online

The full range of Bombas socks are currently available exclusively online.

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

The following Bombas coupon and discount codes are currently available for use:

  • Bombas currently offers a limited time special of 25% off any order and free shipping for new customers at their main website
  • Bombas currently offers recurring members 25% off any order on their main website
  • Bombas currently offers recurring members free shipping on orders of $30+
  • Receive 30% off your order with the following code: COMFORT20
  • Receive 20% off your order with the following code: TRYBOMBAS

Bombas FAQ

Shipping

Bombas ships their products both within the U.S. and internationally. Shipping options vary depending on location, value order, and speed of delivery.

U.S.

  • Free shipping is available for purchase orders of a minimum value of $50.00 (note: value must meet minimum requirements after all coupons and discounts have been applied) – 4-7 business days
  • Standard shipping is available for purchase orders below a value of $50.00 at a flat rate of $3.95 – 4-7 business days
  • Priority shipping is available for all purchase orders at a flat rate of $8.00 – 3-5 business days
  • FedEx 2 Day shipping is available for all purchase orders at a flat rate of $25.00 – 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

International

  • Canada Post is available for all purchase orders at a flat rate of $15.00 – 10 business days
  • FedEx International Economy is available for all purchase orders at a flat rate of $45.00 – 10-14 business days

Return Policy

All returns and exchanges are supported by the Bombas Happiness Guarantee policy which covers all fees (including shipping) with no specific time limit on returns and exchanges.

Contact

For more information, inquiries, and services, the customer service team can be reached by submitting a request on their main website, phone, or through their email:

Phone: 800-314-0980
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://help.bombas.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

44 replies on “Bombas Socks Review”

$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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

Sam,

Love your response but are they really worth the price? We all love nice socks but you know most live on a tight budget. 🙁

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

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.

Wow people!
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.

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.

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.

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.

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