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Matalan Star Print Sleep Socks

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      11.11.2013 19:41
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      not my favourite sleep socks

      *~Star Print Sleep Socks~* These sleep socks are available from Matalan and are described as a 'cosy and soft pair of monochrome star print sleep socks'. The materials used to manufacture these socks are acrylic and polyester. The socks are machine washable and are available in one size to fit all. *~Price~* These sleep socks can be purchased in store or from www.matalan.co.uk. They are currently priced at £6.00 per pair. *~My Thoughts~* I own a number of pairs of sleep socks and most of them have been bought from Matalan. Whilst doing some Christmas shopping, I spotted these sleep socks and as I love star prints, I was more than happy to pop them in my trolley. Whilst these are called 'sleep' socks, they can be worn around the house as well as in bed through the night. With the weather turning very cold recently, I have had plenty of use from my sleep socks but can't say that they are my favourites. The socks are well made and of a good quality. The material is very soft against my skin. The design is appealing - black with white stars and two red love hearts attached to a thick piece of wool on each sock. These need to be tied up and secured as fall too long if left untied. The sole of the socks features lots of little grippers which do work well on wooden flooring in my experience. These socks do look really long and wide. I am between and 8 and a 9 in a shoe size and had no doubts that these would accommodate my big feet. Putting these socks on for the first time, I was made aware that whilst they were perfectly roomy in the foot area, they didn't offer much give on my legs. They only went so far up my chunky legs before feeling slightly tight. I decided that it would be best to leave the socks sitting further down my legs but this resulted in them slipping down very easily and ruffling around my legs. I do like wearing these socks but they don't have the same appeal as my other slipper socks which is mainly due to the odd fitting. If you have small feet, you may find these socks to be too big around the foot area. If you have chunky legs, they may not be brilliant either. A bit less space at the foot area and a bit more flexibility at the leg area would make these a lot more suitable for most women. I do find that they feel comfortable to wear if I am lazing about in the house and they are okay to walk in providing I am walking on the flat. I didn't feel confident wearing them to run downstairs to answer the intercom door as I was constantly aware of them slipping down my leg. I have worn them to bed and they do keep my feet warm and cosy but not roasting hot but as I am a restless sleeper who tosses and turns, I notice they are normally lying at the bottom of the bed by the time I get up in the morning and my feet end up cold! *~Final Thoughts~* I have washed these on a 30c wash on numerous occasions and they wash well without fading. They don't take long to dry either. I do find that the material of the socks attracts a lot of fluff. Overall, I would recommend them if you have big feet but skinny legs as they won't suit all shapes and sizes in my experience. They are attractive in design but the dodgy sizing structure is an issue. There are much better slipper socks available at a cheaper price in Matalan but I do like these - I just don't love them! Thanks for reading :)

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