With spring being right around the corner, I'm beyond excited to see this polar vortex winter disappear. I'm ready for the days that I can be in a t-shirt, shorts, and my Sperry's, while grabbing a burger outside on the patio of a restaurant with a group of friends. But here's the problem. As much as I enjoy wearing my loafers without socks, I have to deal with the awful smell that establishes once my feet get sweaty. It's not a pretty smell. I need an alternative to wearing socks, so that not only I can get rid of the odor, but also preserve my shoes from wearing out faster. Luckily, I have found a project that will solve my problem. Having people like me in mind, Tanner and Taylor Dame, from Boise, ID, have come up with a design to help avoid this issue.
The Dame brothers are in the works of mass producing their new product, Sole Socks. Sole Socks are special insoles for shoes that eliminate odor and moisture from your feet. To add to the convenience that a Sole Socks pair provides, it needs to be mentioned that they are also machine washable, giving the user the ease of mind knowing that they don't have to try and "air-out" the smell from their shoes. According to the team, Sole Socks "are a deodorization, hygroscopicity and breathable, shock- absorption insole that offer added comfort to your shoes. These also offer air circulation inside the shoe. The end result is that your feet are cool, dry and comfortable." Each insole is created by a combination of three layers, consisting of a top Terry cloth layer, a durable outer cotton layer of fabric in the middle, and a base that helps develop a stable platform for your feet.
Socks definitely fit the saying, "There is a time and place for everything." At times, especially in the summer, it's nice to let your feet breath a little. As much as I enjoy my sock wardrobe, I also appreciate the times when I don't have to worry about wearing a pair. Sole Socks can do just that for many individuals who are in the same boat. This makes me believe that Tanner and Taylor's product has the potential of finding its way onto the shoes of many trendsetters, lazy individuals, and those who just want their shoes to smell better than a camel barn.
Overall, the thought of non-smelly shoes POPs.