“ Brand: Elle / Type: Slippers „
We live in a 19th century cottage about halfway up the Great Orme in Llandudno. For those of you who don't know that means that we are often 'blessed' with strong winds and that causes draughts in the cottage no matter how hard we try to prevent them.
The draughts seem to whistle around at about ankle level and, I don't know about you but, if my feet are cold that's it my whole body is cold!
I have a couple of pairs of boot style slippers and a pair of Heat Holders slipper socks which are marvellous. My other stand by for warming my feet is my pair of Elle Cosy Slipper Socks.
Currently they cost £6 from www.amazon.co.uk and come gift boxed in a choice of four different colours - black, cranberry, soft mink or rosebud pink.
The socks are made from 82% acrylic, 11% polyamide and 7% elastane to give them a bit of stretch. They have a raised flower design pattern on the sole which gives a certain amount of grip when walking about in them. The inside of the sock is fluffy and as such is very warm and comfortable to wear.
The description on the Amazon website is as follows:
'These cosy, supersoft slipper socks make a perfect present idea, if you can bear to part with them! These sweet and fluffy slipper socks come in an attractive gift box, so you don't even have to wrap them.'
If you look at the picture of these socks on Amazon they are shown with the top turned over like a cuff. This shows the fluffy, fleecy lining of the sock although, if you need warmth a little further up the leg, the cuff can easily be turned back against the leg to make the sock a little longer.
The colour that I have is cranberry and it is a lovely rich colour. I thought the mink or pink would show the dirt too much to be honest!
When I put the socks on the feeling of softness from the fluffy lining is amazing - my feet start to feel warmer straight away. They keep the draughts away from my feet and just feel so luxurious. When the weather is really cold I have been known to jump into bed still wearing them!
They are easy to wash - the washing instructions on the box suggest washing at 30m degrees in the washing machine. To be honest I have put mine in with the 40 degree dark wash with no ill effects and I have also washed them by hand and dried them over the radiator. They wash well and return to their original shape and fluffiness!
In conclusion I love mine - especially in this weather - and would certainly buy another pair and would recommend them to all of you!
Because my health is poor I spend most of my time at home, and so I don't often need to wear any of the beautiful pairs of shoes that live in my wardrobe, taunting me with their gorgeousness (or their practicality). Instead, I prefer to go barefoot for as long as is feasibly possible. Sadly, bare feet are not an option at the moment. It's too bloomin' cold, and the onset of the really cold weather means that measures have had to be taken to keep my extremities warm.
I have a couple of pairs of very good quality slippers, which I do wear sometimes, but even they can feel a bit cumbersome at times. I often wonder whether the problem I have wearing anything heavy or cumbersome is a side-effect of my Fibroymalgia - it's as if my body is saying it's already sensitive enough, thank you very much, so don't going adding even ever-so-slightly-heavy clothes/shoes/slippers into the mix of the day's pain and problems.
Because of this, I now own quite a large selection of slipper socks. These are (generally) very light and easy to wear, and I love them so much that last Christmas I asked for two pairs of Totes Slipper Socks, a grey pair (very practical with my dark jeans and cords) and a stunning purple pair (very lovely with my purple or black nighties). I think Totes is the name I think of straight away when I'm considering slipper socks, and their quality is excellent. However, I do find that they grip my calves just that bit too tightly, and I end up pushing the body of the sock down around my ankles for comfort. Even then, I can see the welts left in my skin fairly soon after putting the socks on.
The other slipper socks that I have are those that appear in Boots at Christmas time. They tend to come in very soft, feminine colours (not really my cup of tea) but they are super-comfy. However, their soles are not as long-lasting as I would like, and so I have recently been reduced to wearing either socks that feel too tight, or socks with a couple of gaping holes in the soles.
A name I had come across when looking at the Sock Shop's website last year, when in search of my Totes socks, was Elle. Now that I find the Totes version a little too restrictive, I decided to give the Elle version a try. I was very attracted by the description of this particular sock - Elle Cosy Slipper Socks - which come packaged in a pretty cardboard gift box, and also by the image on both the Sock Shop and Amazon websites, which showed a lovely soft, almost fleecy lining to the sock.
My initial search for Elle on the Sock Shop's website produced 242 results, but I went straight to the section for 'Elle Bed & Slipper Socks'. This brought up 32 results, which I studied carefully. Prices range from £5.00 for a pair of bed socks to £14 for their Chenille Cable Knit Slipper Socks. There are offers occasionally, but from what I've seen, these tend to be discounts with multi-buys.
On the Sock Shop website, Elle's socks have the following description: 'Fun, flirty and feminine, this colourful Elle range is the most extensive selection on the web and we know that you will find just what you are looking for.' There is also a Disclaimer: 'Elle UK Ltd can only supply Elle socks and legwear in the UK and Eire.'
My chosen socks cost the same with both the Sock Shop and with Amazon, although Amazon charge slightly less for delivery (even though the order is fulfilled by the Sock Shop!). Although the Sock Shop accept credit cards and PayPal, I had some Amazon vouchers crying out to be used, so I decided to go with Amazon.
Amazon's product description gives the following: 'These cosy supersoft slipper socks make a great present idea, if you can bear to part with them! These sweet and fluffy slipper socks come in an attractive gift box, so you don't even have to wrap them [although I would if I was giving them as a gift]. They are great for relaxing at home. The pretty flower design gripper on the bottom stops you from slipping even on polished surfaces, while the ultra-soft interior keeps you feet snuggled in warm and cosy luxury.'
The photos on Amazon show these socks as sitting just above the ankle, although they can also be unrolled so that they sit further up your calf. Although there aren't any reviews on Amazon yet, there are a few on the Sock Shop website, and they are all positive. They are described by Sock Shop as being 'Heavy' - they have a chart that shows you the 'heaviness' of each item - so these Cosy Slipper Socks are described as being 'a chunky sock that will give extreme warmth'. I think this heavy/chunky description is a bit misleading. When I think of that type of sock I think of the socks I used to wear with my walking boots. These are much softer, although I do agree that they will keep you nice and warm.
The Elle Cosy Slipper Sock was shown as being available in three colours, and I chose Mink - it was a very pleasant neutral colour that I thought would suit my needs. However, I was a little puzzled to see the Mink photograph showing the sock in Black. I proceeded with my order, and the text of my completed order showed that I had indeed requested the Mink colour. When the socks arrived, however, they were Black. Although I didn't really mind, because this was also a colour that would suit what I would be wearing, I was annoyed by the fact that the description and the image did not match. I contacted Amazon, who told me that the images were supplied to them by the Sock Shop - so basically it was the Sock Shop's fault. I then contacted the Sock Shop, who basically blamed Amazon. They offered me a refund or exchange, but I was happy with what I had received, even though it wasn't what I'd been expecting. However, if I had had my heart set on the beautifully soft Mink colour I would have been very cross.
The socks themselves are heavenly. The inside is very fluffy and soft - in fact I was worried with my black pair that this fabric might shed, leaving a trail on my pale carpets. But no, all was well, and the fluffy black inner stayed where it was supposed to - ie snuggled up to my calves, ankles and feet. The sock comes to my mid-calf, and the grip is very comfortable, with none of the discomfort that I get with the slightly-too-tight Totes. The socks are made of 82% Acrylic, 11% Polyamide and 7% Elastane.
As well as wearing my Elle socks around the house, I sometimes use them as bed socks too. I tend to get cramp in my feet every night unless I use a hot-water bottle, and these socks are good as a temporary substitute.
When I came to wash my socks, I realized that there was no laundry label anywhere on the sock, and assumed (rightly, as it turned out) that the washing instructions must have been on the box, which I had thrown away. I couldn't find washing instructions on either the Amazon or the Sock Shop websites, so I sent an email to Sock Shop - and they responded with admirable promptness. I was right - the instructions are printed on the box, and these socks can be laundered at a normal 30 degree wash. However, the first time I washed them I did so by hand, because they are so dark, and the water in the sink did indeed turn a rather interesting shade of grey. I then rinsed them in my washing machine, using a small amount of fabric conditioner, on a mini-load cycle. They now go in with my husband's dark workwear. The socks keep their shape beautifully after laundering, the inner stays soft and comfy, and they don't take too long to dry.
The colour range for these socks is currently Black (with a purple floral patterned grip on the sole) or Rosebud (a very pretty, fairly deep shade of pink with a pale pink sole pattern - not the sock in the photo shown by Dooyoo). There has been a third colour (Blackberry - a lovely dark purple) but this is out of stock. These socks currently cost £6.00 plus £1.75 delivery on Amazon, and £6.00 plus £1.95 delivery from the Sock Shop. You can also buy them on eBay (from sockshopltd) and play.com - both sell them for £8.00 with free delivery.
I love these socks - they are durable and supremely comfortable. Elle's Cosy Slipper Socks are now my preferred make, and I definitely plan on purchasing more pairs whenever new colours are offered. Pale pink is not for me, so I will wait for colours more suited to my wardrobe. I have no hesitation in giving these soft and comfy socks five stars, and recommend them very highly.
Later (9th December): Cranberry, a lovely dark purple, is now in stock with the Sock Shop.
(This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)
Now I'm not really a sock person, I hardly ever wear socks other than with boots and would really rather have my furry boots on around the house rather than a pair of socks, but for Christmas I received a pink pair of Elle Slipper Socks. I do have other slippers socks which I occasionally wear around the house so I thought I would give them a try as I thought they would keep my feet lovely and warm especially during the extremely cold weather we had.
The Elle Slipper socks came neatly folded in a small white box, this was covered in small pink flowers, on the front of the box was a square window allowing you to see the socks inside, they were folded so that you could see the pattern of the grip on the bottom of the socks. Below this are the words Elle Slipper socks, with Elle written in larger capitol letters and slipper socks in handwriting style letters. The back of the box has a small amount of information about the product, unfortunately I cannot remember what this said as the box was thrown out a while ago now. The socks fit neatly into the box but once removed it is difficult to get them back in it again, I tended not to keep mine in the box once I had worn them.
My Elle slipper socks are made from an extremely soft and comfortable material and are pale pink in colour, the bottom half feels like a typical slipper sock with the fabric being quite thick. The Elle slipper socks have a silky soft interior which almost feels furry against your skin this helps to keep your feet lovely and warm and provides extra comfort, the top of the slipper socks are turned over to show the furry insides. As with all slipper socks there is a grip sole, this has a rubbery almost sticky feel to it which prevents you from slipping or falling over when walking on slippery surfaces in the socks. The grip sole is made up of a series of flower patterns covering the whole sole of the foot, these are bright pink, blue and silver in colour, also in the same anti slip material is the word Elle written in silver across the centre of the sole of the foot, the flower pattern on the sole of the foot matches the flower theme on the box which the socks come in.
I have had quite a bit of wear from my Elle slipper socks so far and they have proved to be extremely comfortable, with some cheaper socks you can sometimes feel the anti slip pattern as you walk making the socks feel slightly lumpy and uncomfortable to walk on, however with the Elle socks the material is so thick and silky soft that even after wearing the socks several times you cannot feel the pattern through the material meaning you do not have that lumpy sensation under your feet as you walk. Personally I have found the Elle slipper socks to be very hard wearing, as I have said mine have had a lot of wear and have also been washed several times and so far are showing no signs of wear and tear, the material is not thinning at all from continuous wearing and washing as with regular socks, even the extra soft interior has retained its furry feel. So far I have only worn the socks as slipper socks to keep my feet warm in the house, and they have done the job perfectly, they retain the heat without being uncomfortably thick and bulky. However I am not sure whether they would be suitable to wear as regular socks in shoes but I will probably try them in my wellies at some point.
As I mentioned before my Elle Slipper Socks were a present but I have done a bit of research and have found they are available online from Amazon for £5.00, personally I feel this is a very good price for this product, whilst I know you can buy cheaper versions of slipper socks I feel the ones from Elle are of a much better quality, they are extremely comfortable and warm, and wear very well showing no signs of wear and tear after regular use. They are certainly well worth the money.
Overall I would recommend the Elle slipper socks, with their furry like feel interior they keep your feet warm and cosy around the house, they are silky soft and extremely comfortable. Whilst they are not the cheapest of slipper socks, they are well worth the money and are reasonably priced in my opinion. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone
Elle Cosysoft Slipper Sock
I have always like slipper and bed socks. I remember when I first left for university and my mum stocked me up with them and ever since then (10 or so years) I always still get a pair for Christmas. I also tend to look out and buy any bargains that I find. I hate having cold feet and after moving into a house with a tiled stone kitchen floor and a wooden stair case I find that a nice pair of thick socks is essential. I don't like wearing shoes around the house and I don't always remember to put on my slippers when I get up first thing in the morning so these slipper/bed socks are ideal for me.
I own quite a few pairs of Elle slipper socks, my favourite pair is a pink pair with love heart grips, they are very soft and cosy. They also match the majority of my PJ's. There are also many pairs you can buy that come gift wrapped in little boxes, which make these excellent stocking filler gifts. I really like that these slipper socks can be a bit more youthful looking with more variety than some of the tote slipper socks I own.
In general, I find that these don't last as long as the similar tote slipper socks. The few pairs I have of these tend to bobble slightly more after washing. That doesn't meant to say that these aren't great quality because there are a couple of pairs I have had for years now. They also get washed a lot and they do usually retain their shape and even with a bit of bobbling they still look good.
These range in price it is possible to pick them up in sale bins for £1 or more commonly a pair of these cost around £6, sometimes in the region of £10 for the thicker wool enriched pairs. They are pretty easy to come across and you can find some real bargains in places like Amazon or other online retailers.
These Elle slipper socks get a four out of five stars from me. These are cosy, comfortable and warm, they make excellent gifts and I would completely recommend these to anyone.
On a side note, Elle also offer a wide range of knee high socks, boot socks and thicker winter socks which are all great quality and affordable prices.
My Elle Cosysoft Slipper Socks were a recent buy with the colder evenings in mind. I found them on sale for £5 which isn't particularly cheap for what is basically a pair of socks with a bit of an enhanced tread pattern on them, but as I do like to keep my feet warm and toasty I thought it was about time to buy a slipper sock or two.
Having worn Totes I know they are often quite pricey for anything with much of a design to them, so I thought these Elle Cosysoft Slipper Socks were worth a try as they worked out cheaper than the Totes ones. The design of my socks is the same as the piccy shown here, as they were a product suggestion, so you can see how they look. I feel they are cute and pretty in the colour I picked and am happy with my purchase.
When I bought my socks I found you could buy them either gift boxed or with a hang tag. Mine came boxed and I feel that if I had been buying these to give as a gift then the boxed versions would be rather nice. I would certainly recommend these if you can find them. The box that came with my socks had the same little flower design to it, with the Elle logo in bold letters on the lid and my socks were all folded up nicely to fit inside it.
Although I picked the pale pink option for my Elle Cosysoft Slipper Socks, they also came in black or dark blue and a pale cream shade. The pink option has a number of simple flowers and snow flake type designs on the underside along with the Elle logo. These are textured and made from a light rubber type material. The designs have been printed onto the socks to make them into safe to wear grip soled slipper socks.
The rest of my Elle Cosysoft Slipper Socks are plain except for the turn over top cuff, which is nice and lightly fluffy. The socks are made from a nice thick blend of materials to make them really warm when in wear. The mix consists of 7 % elastane, 82% acrylic and 11% nylon. The over all feel of the slipper socks is good, with them being thicker than some other similar socks I have had.
I have to say that these are very warm when in wear and they are so nice that I feel I want to keep them for lounging in and not walking about in. I don't feel this defeats the object of having them at all as with these on you can easily put your feet up and not worry about having cold toes because these are very warming.
So far these have been great and as they are cheaper than Totes thats a bonus. I feel that they are still as nice as Totes are and I want to give them a 5 star rating as they do keep your feet warm. Elle Cosysoft Slipper Socks would made a great stocking filler gift with xmas coming, so look out for them online or on sale in the Sock Shop in store.