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Socks to Live In and Give to Others

September 14, 2023

Years before I started blogging in this space, my son Daniel told me about Bombas. I had asked him what he wanted for an upcoming birthday and he had sent me a link to his favorite sock brand. “Not only are they great socks,” my son told me, “but for every item purchased, another is donated to someone experiencing homelessness.” Now not only is my son’s sock drawer full of Bombas, but so is mine. In fact, Bombas have become the socks I live in and one of my favorite gifts to give to others.

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Running Bombas

I’ve been wearing Bombas running socks for years. In fact, they’re all I wear for my workouts and walks. They’re such a nice thickness, and they last and last.

ankle running socks
Bombas’ women’s lightweight running ankle socks

I’m wearing Bombas’ women’s lightweight running ankle socks in the color option galaxy, but they come in several other fun colorways, too. Some of their other running socks are cushioned, but this lightweight running ankle sock is cushion-free, but still soft and comfortable, with special performance yarns that wick away sweat while you run. I guess you could say they keep me light on my feet. 😃

running socks for the whole family
Bombas’ women’s lightweight running ankle socks

These ankle socks come in three sizes, small, medium and large. And I find them to run very true to size. I wear a size 9.5 shoes, and I’m wearing the medium socks very comfortably.

Running Bombas
Bombas’ women’s lightweight running ankle socks

It’s just as important to have good socks for exercise as it is good shoes. The right socks should fit you nicely without binding, bunching or slipping. And the best socks will also help keep your feet dry while you work up a sweat. Bombas also has socks that meet your specific needs for the workouts you do. For instance, they have these ankle socks with grippers on the bottom, perfect for your barre, Pilates or yoga class. And I recently discovered that Bombas also has Merino wool blend socks, which are perfect for hiking.

Merino wool blend socks
Merino wool blend socks

I’ve been committed to wearing wool and wool blend socks for hiking ever since I backpacked a section of the Appalachian Trail. Wool socks keep your feet temperature regulated and dry.

wool blend socks
Merino wool blend socks

And these Merino wool blend hiking quarter socks have another great feature that helps me accumulate the miles. They have a Honeycomb Support System that cradles the arch of your foot, like a firm but comfortable hug around your midfoot.

Honeycomb Support System cradles the arch of your foot, like a firm but comfortable hug around your midfoot.

Right now I’m enjoying the ankle length hiking socks, but when the weather gets cooler I’ll probably opt for the Merino wool blend calf socks. Bombas also has Merino wool blend knee socks and no-shows.

Not only do my Bombas socks keep me moving, but they help me recover from a long day of not moving. When I spend too much time at my desk, I can have some circulation issues. So Bombas compression socks really help relieve the ache and get the blood pumping again.

compression socks
women’s everyday compression socks

I’m wearing the Bomba’s women’s everyday compression socks with 15-20mmhg compression. Mine are in pink pearl, but they also come in quite a few other color options.

women’s everyday compression socks

I sometimes wear them while I work at my desk. Of course, I also try to remember to get up and move around throughout the day. Sitting at a desk all day is the new smoking, they say!

women's everyday compression socks
women’s everyday compression socks

I also wore compression socks on my overseas flight recently, and they really helped keep the swelling down. Bombas also has performance compression socks with 20-30mmhg compression. That extra support is great if you enjoy running, cycling, and training for any big goals.

That extra support is great if you enjoy running, cycling, and training for any big goals.

I love that purchasing Bombas also helps others. From the very beginning, Bombas has donated a pair of socks to someone experiencing homelessness when a pair is purchased. That’s because socks are the #1 requested clothing item in homeless shelters. To date, Bomba has donated more than one million items on behalf of their customers like my son and me. I like that.

Giving socks as Gifts
Baby’s First Year Sock 8-Pack // gift box purchased separately
Baby's First Year Sock 8-Pack
Baby’s First Year fSock 8-Pack // gift box purchased separately

But I also love giving Bombas to the people I know and love. Almost every Christmas I give Bombas socks to my kids…because they request them! And last year I gave this adorable Baby’s First Year Sock 8-Pack to a young friend who had had a baby.

This adorable gift set includes four pairs of small, comfy socks for baby’s first six months and four pairs of slightly larger grippy socks for months six to twelve when baby is toddling around. Isn’t that fun? And practical at the same time! So of course, I had to get Abigail and Andrew a Baby’s First Year Sock 8-Pack for the baby girl they’re expecting in December.

Baby's First Year Sock 8-Pack
Baby’s First Year Sock 8-Pack // gift box purchased separately

You’ll find lots of fun socks for children of all ages at Bomba. And they make great presents for the children in your life, but also those you may be purchasing for through a charitable organization.

Before I share the best news of all, I should also let you know that Bombas has expanded over the years, and now they also have underwear, t-shirts and slippers.

The best news? Bombas has given me a unique code just for you! New Bombas customers can use code DRESSED20 at checkout and get 20% off your order. Check out the full selection of Bombas socks, but I’ve shared some of my favorites in the shopping widget below.

Sincere thanks to Bombas for sponsoring today’s post. But remember, I only ever accept sponsorships from brands I already use or wear and truly enjoy. Bombas have been the socks that I live in and give to others for years. And I believe you’ll love them, too.

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I often give socks as a gift. Everybody wears them. Everybody needs them. And most of us don’t like to buy them for ourselves even though we need them. Buying someone a pair of socks is a great way to meet a practical need in a loving and gracious way. 

You know, that’s really what Jesus called His disciples to do in John 13 after He had washed their dirty, dust feet. He had met a practical need in a loving and kind way, and He asked that they go and do the same for one another. How could you show love and grace to someone today by meeting a practical need? Yes, you could buy them a pair of socks. But you could also pick up their kids from school, mow the grass, help them organize their pantry, drive them to an appointment, etc. Let’s show grace and love to someone today by meeting a practical need.

Then He *poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded…If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. ~ John 13:5,14

xoxo, Kay
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15 thoughts on “Socks to Live In and Give to Others

  1. I wear Bombas too! So comfortable and durable as you said. I have a Mini Aussie named Fritz. You dog is absolutely adorable just like you!

  2. Earlier this year I purged nearly all my socks and bought 12 pairs of Bombas socks. They are the only ones I wear now and I love them. Your little dog is precious! What breed is he/she?

    1. Thanks Kim. Cooper belongs to my son and daughter-in-law and we kept him for two weeks while they traveled. He’s a miniature Australian Shepherd. Thus he’s mini-Cooper. 😉

  3. I love Bombas! I got introduced to them when my daughter kept asking for them for Christmas. Socks, really! Then she gave me a pair and now I’m hooked.

  4. I’ve been wearing Bombas for years after not finding socks in stores that have some natural fiber in them. They DO last forever! I especially like the wool (not itchy!) socks in the winter as I struggle with cold feet. I have also given them as gifts. Great product with a mission!

  5. I have always wanted to try these socks and this looks like a good time to try them out. Do you still have your sons dog? Beautiful dog.

    1. Hahaha! No, they made us give him back when they returned from Italy. He was SO happy to see them. But we sure did enjoy Cooper. 🥰

  6. Hi Kay , what a truly beautiful idea of ‘Bombas’ to give their customers the great chance to give to others whilst buying especially like you say socks are an essential item . I loved your BFMD it is so true the small acts of kindness and grace that you really need help with are the ones we most appreciate and need . Good Luck ( not that you need it Beautiful Lady) with your ‘Girls Night Out’ you are Guesting at and Inspiring all those women to dress for their day . Have lots of fun and laughs . ❤️ P.s Hope we get to see some pics , safe journey Xx

  7. The baby socks are so cute! I need another grand baby now! Grandchildren will drain your wallet! LOL! Janie and Jack clothes are my biggest drain!

    Socks are a great Christmas gift! Thanks for the idea!

  8. Love your Bombas review. Have been wearing Bombas for several years now. The compression socks are also great for diabetics who have problems with legs and feet swelling. I have a friend who buys them regularly to give away to the many unsung helpers in her life. She has brought many workers to tears when they receive them. You are right—they make great gifts.

  9. My past job was sitting at a desk, and now I am in retail on my feet for long hours on hard concrete floors. I have been wearing compressions socks that I really like from a couple different sources that have gone out of business. I desperately need to replace them. I have been researching to find the best replacement and have a couple pairs of disappointments in my drawer. Your timing on this is perfect for me! Also, the Blessed for My Day is so spot on, and I like how you wove in the washing of the feet with caring for the feet (read “needs”) of others. Praying God’s blessings on your day, and on that of your followers. PS-Thank you for serving all of us every day. In addition to helping us to look and feel our best each day, you graciously lift up and encourage us, showing us grace and love daily, too!

  10. Hi Kay- just had to say I love this picture of you and your doggy! And Bombas sox are fantastic- my adult kids also told me about them! Have a good day!