I'm on a really tight budget and I have to watch every single penny I spend that is why I get a lot of my cheap underwear and stuff like that from the clothes department upstairs in Asda, near to where I live. George makes some pretty good stuff which I know doesn't last forever but with stuff like socks and knickers they do a decent enough job.
I bought my trainer socks in two packs, one white and the other one in black. There are five pairs of socks in each pack and they only cost £2 which is really amazing value for five pairs of socks. I like to wear both trainer socks and ordinary socks but when the weather gets warner I wear the shorter trainer socks under my moon boots because that way my feet feel more comfortable.
I wash these socks at forty degrees and the white ones look fine but the black ones started to fade really quickly after they had been washed only a few times. They are a good fit though and there are no seams which dig in. They are made of 77% cotton which means my feet stay nice and fresh throughout the day and they don't slip down. The only time they come completely off my feet is if I wear my wellies, then I know they slide off in an instant.
They are quite stretchy and I like to wear a pair on cold nights for bed. They are better to wear for bed than ordinary socks as with longer ones my feet can feel very restricted.
I do think these socks are a really good bargain and I'd have to recommend them if you are on a tight budget like I am and you just need some decent socks that are quite good quality and don't cost a lot of money.
I can't understand why these trainer socks have had so many bad reviews on dooyoo as I think that they are great for the money. They can be bought in Asda for the incredibly cheap price of only £2 for 5 pairs. Obviously for this amount of money I was never expecting these socks to be the finest quality but for what they are they are pretty good.
I got a pack with 5 white socks in them as I always thick socks for trainers should be white and not black. You can of course get them in black and I have also seen some white ones with coloured toes and heels too.
The socks are made from a combination of cotton, nylon and elastane and are really thin which is exactly what I personally wanted from some trainer socks as I don't actually like to wear socks with trainers but I think you need to because of the sweat and if you don't your trainers can end up smelling and with these on I can barely feel them on my feet.
What I like about these is that they are really comfortable to wear being so thin and also once they are on they are a great size as they only come up to my ankle bone so I can't really see them when I have trainers on which always looks better with trainers and shorts.
Because these are so cheap don't expect them to last forever because they won't. As they are such thin material they do tend to get holes in them after a few weeks of wearing them a lot around the toes. They also start to lose their whiteness and go a bit grey which can look a bit tatty but as they are so cheap I don't mind this and I can just bin them and use a new pair as I have a few pairs stocked up now.
For £2 I really don't think that there is anything major wrong with these socks. I will say that the sizing is from a 3 to an 8 and I think a size 7 and 8 might find these a bit small but for everyone else they should fit fine and if you are concerned that they won't last that long then you should go and spend double or triple the money and buy some from another brand. For me I will continue to buy them and just replace a pair every few weeks when they look a bit past their sell by as they are too inexpensive to be worried about keeping them forever.
I bought these trainer socks from Asda as I found a gift voucher in my purse which I had forgotten about. I went into Asda and found that I had £3 left on the card so I walked round for something to buy for this amount. I get through a lot of trainer socks as I wear them with a lot of my shoes for work instead of pop socks as I find that my feet sweat too much wearing these and I prefer cotton based socks.
These were at the bargain price of £2 for 5 pairs making them a tiny 40p each. I have bought Asda socks before and have always found them to be good quality. These are made of 77% cotton, 21% nylon and 2% elastane. They are white and have a ribbed trim around the edge which grips onto your foot.
They fit sizes 3-8 which is quite a large range. I am a size 5 and they fit me perfectly, but I would wonder if you were at the end of the range being a 3 or an 8 they would not be such a good fit. They have got a bit of stretch although not very much, but you can open them up with your hands when you are putting them on. They don't come up very far on your feet but personally I like this as I prefer not to see much sock with my shoes, and only wear them for the purpose of not getting blisters or my feet getting too sweaty.
I find that they are fine with my flat shoes but when I wear them with my boots I find that they scrunch up towards the toe and start to slip under my heel. I seem to be quite often taking my boots off and re-adjusting them. They are quite thin so are very comfortable and you can't feel as though you are really wearing socks. Although they made of the majority cotton I find that if I wash them and don't tumble dry them they feel a little bit hard to the touch. I wash them along with other white clothing and find that they are still white and not faded, although I never wear them without shoes so they are not going to really get dirty.
At the end of the day they are 40p a pair and you do get what you pay for. However I am knocking off one star due to the above mentioned little niggles but I still think that they are good value and are perfectly adequate if this is all you can afford or you just want a few extra pairs of socks in your drawer.
I brought some of these for outdoor education at college to wear with my vans trainers and I thought they'd be pkay as normally Asda's clothes are of quite good quality. These were very cheap as well and I was quite confident with my purchase...until I actually wore them.
The socks are pure white in colour and come in a multipack of 5 for £2. You can't buy these socks in pairs seperately or anything. It would normally be a pretty good deal but these socks are rubbish so I wouldn't bother wasting your money.
The material is thin and a bit scratchy on your feet and when you wear them they ride down until the elastic band that is supposed to go around your lower ankle is scrunched up under your instep. They are such a pain to wear and I know they are meant to be low socks but they should be high enough so they don't scrunch down. I have worn trainer socks before that have not done this so I know it's not just a problem with me and trainer socks.
You also sweat quite a lot in these socks, they aren't breathable which is a pain when they are considered sports socks.
Overall, I can't say I'd buy these again. They are a good price but they are useless for the purpose they are meant for as who can be bothered stopping every five minutes to pull them up when the ride down
I tend to wear trainers quite a lot at the moment, as I've been trying to be more active. The trouble is, I happen to be wearing them with shorts, which results in far too much sock showing, or me having to bunch my socks around my ankles, which just looks scruffy in my opinion.
So, I decided to buy some trainer socks from Asda, at £2 for 5 pairs. At 40p a pair you can't really go wrong, and the five packs were available in either black or white (I opted for white, as all my (and my boyfriends) other socks are black, so it would be easy to keep them separate.)
These socks, which come in one size suitable for sizes 3-8 (I'm an 8, for reference) are made of a very thin material, which actually when my feet are likely to be sweating is what I want, as it feels more breathable. They only come up just over the ankle and heal, so are much shorter than ordinary ankle shops, and are certainly entirely invisible on my feet once I am wearing my trainers. This did take a little bit of getting used to, as my feet actually felt quite naked without my socks coming up to their normal height.
The socks are quite stretchy, despite my feet being at the upper end of the size range I felt no tightness or discomfort when wearing them at all. However, I found them quite frustrating as they just didn't seem to want to behave themselves and stay in place - the back 'heel' bit seemed to slip down over the course of the day and work it's way under my foot, and I'd have to take my whole trainer off to adjust it. Given that I do a lot of walking on some days, and that this would happen almost every half hour, it was incredibly irritating to have to keep stopping and fiddling about.
I also think they are particularly poor quality, even for the cheap price of 40pence. The elastic cuff part of the socks seems to have perished after just one or two washes 1 at 40 degrees, which has made the crawling down under the foot even worse.
Sometimes, by trying to save money and buying budget, you end up just wasting it on something of inferior quality. I now use these socks for dusting mitts, but I don't wear them anymore as they just infuriate me . 1 star.
When we went to Florida last year everyone kept on telling me that the most comfortable form of footwear I could wear during the holiday would be trainers, as we were doing all the Disney parks. I had never worn trainers since I played netball in secondary school, so this was a bit of new experience for me. I shopped about for ages until I finally found a pair that I liked. Then I was reliably informed by my husband that I also needed 'special socks' to go with them - i.e. trainer socks. Again, not having been really aware of the fact that they made socks specifically for use with trainers, I picked up the first ones I found, which was in Asda of all places - I normally shop at Tesco.
I bought a selection of two different packs - namely black and white. Each pack of socks cost £2 and each pack consisted of five pairs. I bought a pack of white and another pack of blue. In hindsight I wish I'd bought both packs in white as my trainers were white, and black socks with white trainers look a bot odd.
My feet are size five (sometimes a six) and the pack I bought said they would fit shoe sizes from 3-8. I didn't actually try the socks out until we arrived in Florida and put them on with my trainers on our first day at the parks. I did notice they were very thin but then thought this might actually be better as the weather was extremely hot at the time (we went mid August).
The socks were made up of 77% Cotton, 21% Nylon and 2% Elastane and they did have a nice bit of stretch to them and felt quite comfortable. My toes weren't pinched and I walked around the hotel room in them feeling a little bit odd as they seemed so short - but then I suppose that is the whole idea of trainer socks - they only come up to just below my ankle.
Ten pairs of socks lasted me exactly the ten days we were away, but I have to say that they were not the most comfortable socks I have ever worn in my life. As the day wore on and I kept on walking round the parks, I was constantly having to tug at the back part of the sock as they gradually worked their way down and then underneath my foot. It was very uncomfortable. My husband suggested it was my trainers to blame, telling me they were too big and that was what was causing them to rub against the fabric of the sock and causing the sock to come down. One day, I got so fed up with them and I took them off when we sat down for a bite to eat. The result, unfortunately, at the end of that day was that my trainers rubbed against my bare feet during the day and I was left with some pretty impressive blisters afterwards.
Once home, I have worn these socks only around the house, mainly to keep my feet warm. They wash okay at 40 degrees but I also have to say that the elasticated bit around the ankle on all the black ones started to perish quite quickly. The white ones continued to be fine, for some strange reason.
They are cheap socks and it shows in the quality, really. They don't inspire me to buy any more or indeed recommend them to anyone. If I ever need trainer socks again I shall make the effort to find some better quality ones, even if it means I have to pay more.
Sorry Asda - not recommended at all.
I recently had enough of wearing old socks. I had a couple of pairs of socks left and the rest just didn't match. When browsing around the George department of my local Asda, I decided enough was enough and purchased some socks just so I didn't have to worry about wearing odd socks anymore.
The socks I purchased were these trainer socks. They are available to purchase either instore or online, but ordering online will incur a delivery charge. The socks cost me only £2.
The socks come in a pack of five pairs and are available in either white or black. My white socks are totally plain and nothing special to look at, no one really sees my socks unless they visit me at home and the people that visit don't really care what I wear anyway so the design doesn't bother me. The socks fit people with size 3-8 feet, I'm a size 5 and have no issues in being too big or too small.
The fabric of the socks is 77% Cotton, 21% Nylon, 2% Elastane, where this means nothing to me, it might do to anyone reading this! The socks do feel quite thin and they definitely aren't the cosiest socks I've come across. The socks are trainer socks so obviously only just come above the ankle bone. The elastic in the top part of the sock isn't that great, it's fine if I'm not doing much walking but if I'm walking to the shop or around town, for example, the socks tend to end up bunched up around my toes which is highly annoying. The socks wash incredibly well despite being thin, I wash them on a normal 40 degree wash and hang them to dry and they come out nice and clean.
For the price, I'd definitely recommend these socks if you aren't looking for thick, cosy socks. They are perfect for lazy days indoors. At 40 pence a pair, they are incredibly cheap and you don't have to worry about losing a sock as each sock looks exactly the same as the rest!
I don't know about you but one thing my washing machine always eats is socks. Like many people I can put in a pair and out comes only one so not only do I end up buying many pairs of socks I have now learnt to buy and same brand and colour socks to try hold on to a couple of pairs longer which is why I bought a pack of 5 pairs of these for just £5.00.
Me, I only wear these with trainers and these come in two colour options which are white and black and I actually have the black ones. They are made from 77% Cotton, 21% Nylon and 2% Elastane and fit feet ranging from a size 3 - 8 so stretchy they are and I am a size 5 and these fit me great!
These have a lightweight cotton feel to them and no ugly seams. They are really plain to look at, easy to pull on and off my feet and come to just above the top of a trainer or sneaker. They are stretchy as I have mentioned already and don't cut into my feet or legs at all and to look after them they are fully machine washable and tumble dry safe and doing either of these actions have caused me no issues at all in the way of bobble, fade or shrinkage. The only problem I have with these is that if I wear them when I have kicked my trainers off they do simply tend to slide off my feet but for wearing them with my trainers to keep my feet nice and warm and from things rubbing them these happen to be a really good and economical purchase for me!
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