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Ninja Sox

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by k4lnamja, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Ninja Sox

    Ninja Sox Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the pics! Do you mind if I post them on Facebook as user submitted photos?

    My #1 fan!! Thank you so much for putting me on SF. I wouldn't have know about this otherwise.

    Nice!!!
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Well-Known Member

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    sure, go for it
     
  3. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Well-Known Member

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    Size 9-12 mens, 11+ womens
    I am a true size 9US and am 275 in the original German Army Trainers. I am a size 42 in CP Achilles (don’t have any atm) and a size 9.5US in Chuck Taylors. I would say the fit is more towards the tight side, and I would like Ninja Sox to increase the size of the overall sock in future as this should be able to fit a size 12 with slight tightness, whereas it fits a size 9 with a significant amount of tightness.
    The sock measures approximately 17 cm long and the leg opening is approximately 9cm.

    The first thing to notice about the sock is its size. The sock is nearly half the length and width of a normal sock of that shoe size. This is due to it being composed primarily of cotton which gives way for stretching and potentially the sock forming around the shape of one’s foot whilst still maintaining a sense of comfort. This is primarily the reason that separates it from other no-show socks. Others experiment with compositions and usually get it wrong; mixing in a little too much polyester or nylon.

    The sock has a gel type of padding just above the heel and this is where the back of the foot usually rubs against your shoe and can cause blisters. When laced up in a well-fitting shoe, your foot would normally slide up and down a little as you walk. Over time, rubbing the same area against leather or canvas would cause damage to the skin. This gel pad definitely seeks to prevent that and furthermore, it not only keeps the sock slipping in the shoe, but keeps the foot slipping inside the sock. However a larger gel padding that covers a larger area would be beneficial and I would like to see this in future models.

    The panels of fabric that form the sock are something to appreciate. Ninja Sox has created a sock whose top panel is of a much thinner cotton when compared to the sole or heel. This allows breathability, which is a necessary thing to have as the socks would be primarily worn in summer. The sole of the sock is much thicker and though one may think that this would induce sweating, it does wick away moisture more efficiently than other socks, especially socks whose fabrics are composed in such a way so as to maximize its lifespan. The ribbing of these socks is also more reinforced when compared to other no show socks. The ribbing is thick yet isn’t uncomfortable and this helps it stay in place. This is something that I would like to see maintained in future models.
    The branding on the sole of the sock is not a problem at all, considering that nobody would ever see it as the socks would always be worn with shoes. I know it would be more expensive, but it would be cool to see no text but the logo and maybe a katana sword on the sole of the shoe, though this is just a minute detail to the overall aesthetic of the sock and its functionality.

    Wearing these socks with normal sized low profile shoes; Margiela GATs, original GATs, Lanvin low tops, Jack Purcells, Converse Chuck Taylors will all have a great sockless look when Ninja Sox are worn. Many other no show socks can compete with the visibility of the sock in this regard. However with lower profile shoes, these socks stand out. People wearing Ninja Sox with shoes such as Common Projects Achilles, Vans and boat shoes will have a true no show look relative to other socks.
    All in all, for the price these socks are a steal.

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  4. Just was able to pick up mine.

    Good:

    Silicone stops any heel slippage
    Feels really nice, most no show socks are incredibly thin but these actually feel like socks

    Bad:

    After only a few hours of wear on my first pair this happened. Not sure whether that means I should size up to a large, especially considering I'm a US 9 with only a bit of a wide foot.

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  5. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I've been wearing mine for about a year or so (?) and I haven't had one issue with the whites or blacks. I'm a 9US in Santoni's, Edward Green's and Lobbs. 9.5D in Nike's, Sebago's, Sperry's and etc.

    I don't know why you had those...maybe use weaker strength detergent?! Haha jk
     
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    Hadn't even washed them yet lol, still I think it might've just been a bad one since the other sock was fine.
     
  7. Ninja Sox

    Ninja Sox Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the review xCrunchx! Hopefully other SF members will get a better idea of how Ninja Sox works and feels. Much appreciated!!

    WOW!! Out of all the socks that we've sold, I've never hear of this happening before. As a size 9, the Mediums should work perfectly fine. I've worn mine for over a year now and I have yet to get a hole anywhere on the socks. We stand by our product's quality and durability 100%. Please PM me your address and I'll send you a replacement pair(s) ASAP.

    "weaker strength detergent" - LOL!

    We'll get those replaced for you, no problem!
     
  8. DiglettDigs

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    the back of my socks slip off my heel when i walk around(postwash). this doesn't happen with my other no-show socks. does this mean i sized incorrectly? i got a size medium and my foot is a size 8. should i have gotten a small? thanks
     
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  9. Ninja Sox

    Ninja Sox Well-Known Member

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    There's a possibility that you might fit into a Small considering you're on the cusp of the 2 sizes. There could also be a chance that the type of shoe you're wearing will facilitate sock slippage. PM me your name and address and I'll send you a Small to sample. If the Small fits better, I'll exchange your Mediums. Thanks!
     
  10. Just a quick update, I've worn and washed several other pairs of ninja sox and they've all held up perfectly fine.
     
  11. Bussit

    Bussit Well-Known Member

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    The only time my Ninja Sox begin to slip is when I wear them a second time before washing them.
     
  12. Ninja Sox

    Ninja Sox Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update! Your replacement pair is in the mail! Sorry for the inconvenience.

    We recommend you buy enough pairs to last at least a week. The SF coupon code is still working so stock up now.
     
  13. blazingazn

    blazingazn Well-Known Member

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    so far so good!

    im impressed with how they stay on my feet.
    wearing them with supergas and they are great.


    i got small with size 8D feet and they are slightly tight, but still comfortable.
    not sure how the mediums would fit, any ideas?
     
  14. Bussit

    Bussit Well-Known Member

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    Oh, trust me, I have enough to last a while. I just couldn't justify throwing a pair of socks into the hamper after wearing them for two hours at a restaurant.
     
  15. Ninja Sox

    Ninja Sox Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear that you like them. Socks that fall down or slip off the heel are the worst. We tried our hardest to get that part right. As far as fit goes, I've had people with a size 8 shoe, exchange their Smalls for Mediums and they thought it fit better...however, I've had other people size down. It might really just come down to preference. If you'd like to order a Medium and exchange your new/unworn Smalls, you can do that as well. Let me know.

    LOL!! Thanks Bussit! Glad to hear you're not recycling just 1 pair of Ninja Sox...if that were the case, we'd might have to make a special exception for you and send you some free pairs. HAHA!!
     
  16. kwonster

    kwonster Well-Known Member

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    Didn't realize these had finally come back in stock. Ordering a medium 6-pack to try, thanks for the discount!
     
  17. astris

    astris Well-Known Member

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    Been wearing Mocc socks for a long time and just placed another order since mine were getting dingy... then 5 minutes later I stumbled on this thread. Damn it!

    Bought a 6 pack of the Ninjas to try out anyway. Haha. We'll see how they compare.
     
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  18. Ninja Sox

    Ninja Sox Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the order! We've been back in stock for over a month now. Sorry for the long wait.

    Thanks astris! Please let us know what you think.
     
  19. Samir

    Samir Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the code is over, right?
     
  20. Ninja Sox

    Ninja Sox Well-Known Member

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    Hi Samir! You can use the new code: SF30NINJASLTDNEW

    Let me know if you have any issues with it. Thanks!
     

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