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Keep your feet warm even in this cold weather!
Sock Shop Heat Holder Thermal Socks
Member Name: SusanLesley
Sock Shop Heat Holder Thermal Socks
Date: 03/02/12, updated on 06/02/12 (112 review reads)
Advantages: Work well, washable, nice colours
Disadvantages: None for me
We live in a cottage which is over 100 years old that is situated on the slopes of the Great Orme in Llandudno. As such we do get a fair few draughts especially in the winter.
With this in mind hubby and I treated one another to a pair of Heat Holders as stocking fillers last Christmas.
Heat Holders and thick socks - similar to Totes only thicker. They are available from Amazon for about £7 per pair but we have also seen them in various local shops too. They are available in children's and adult's sizes and in a wide variety of both bright and muted colours. They also come in longer and shorter lengths too.
The socks come attached to a piece of cardboard with lots of information on it. They are billed as the 'Ultimate Thermal Sock' and have a Tog rating of 2.3. This compares with a normal thermal sock with a rating of 0.9 and a cotton sock at 0.4. On the cardboard packing it says that 'Heat Holders advanced construction holds more warm air close to the skin, keeping feet warmer for longer'. To be honest when we read this we thought that these were definitely a good buy for us!
On the back of the card there is a lot more information about the socks including the fact that they are made from extra bulky yarn, they have long pile cushioning and the inside has been subject to an intense brushing process. They are made from 91% acrylic, 5% nylon, 3% polyester and 1% elastane.
I chose the lovely deep purple colour for my socks and Dave had the blue ones as he thought they were a more masculine colour! They are available in black, bright red, pink and more, I have the size 4 to 8 - my feet are size 5 and a half and these socks feel very comfortable to me.
The bottom of the sock has the same rubber non slip grip as Totes - this time in the shape of little flames (I think) and the words Heat Holders. The socks are indeed nice and thick and the inside is SO soft and fluffy that my feet begin to feel warmer as soon as I put them on. They come about half way up my calves so they really keep the draughts out.
I wear mine just for walking round the house, although I have been known to nip out to the bin wearing them! They are thick but it may be possible to wear them inside your wellies or walking boots for extra warmth when you are out walking or working.
I find that they keep my feet lovely and warm which is great for me as I am one of those people for whom if my feet are cold the rest of me can't get warm either! These are great for wearing indoors and work well on carpet and almost as well on the tiled floor too. I can even wear them in conjunction with my slippers for even more warmth!
They are washable at 40 degrees but they should not be ironed, bleached or dry cleaned -not that you would have your socks dry cleaned - would you?
I would definitely recommend these socks to anyone especially in this cold weather - they really do keep the draughts out.
If you happen to be anywhere near Llandudno there is a shop called Claire's in Mostyn Street and they have Heat Holders in the sale for about £3 and yes, I shall be treating myself to a spare pair!
Take a look for yourself at http://www.heatholders.com/index.asp
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