I’m a big fan of bamboo as a fabric and I like using clothes made from it. It’s a very environmentally friendly material as it uses less water and pesticides to grow. From a wearer’s perspective, bamboo is anti-bacterial (no more smelly socks) and breathable. It’s that breathability that helps bamboo keep your feet cool in warmer climates and warm when it’s a bit chilly.
These Bonsai Socks are designed to be worn inside your wellies and they come up nice and long for that. Normally I wear two pairs of socks with wellies to keep my feet warm, but I think you could get away without doing that with these as my feet felt nice and toasty in them. In fact, I felt you got a lot of warmth for the thickness of them. We haven’t really had the weather for wellies recently (thankfully), so I opted to try these out with my walking boots instead. They are quite long for wearing with walking boots and you can either wear them up to your knee like I did (felt a little odd to start with, but otherwise fine) or you can wear them around your ankle if you prefer either scrunched down or folded.
Washing is easy and they come up very nicely, although they do take a little longer than the average sock to dry because they are quite thick. I can certainly see myself wearing these round the house in the winter when I’m trying to avoid putting the heating on.
I loved the fact that they come in a cute little cardboard box with a carrying handle on it – it helps make them a nice gift to give especially to someone who enjoys getting outdoors.