The Wonderful Socks. What a great name, don’t you think?
Every single Wonderful Sock tells a story inspired by the achievements of great sportspeople, whether a race or a single extraordinary sporting event. ‘Bubba’ is a tribute to Forrest Gump’s epic run across the USA. ‘Arenberg’ is a celebration of the Paris-Roubaix race, also known as the Enfer du Nord. ‘Seoul 1988’, an homage to Gelindo Bordin’s Olympic Marathon Gold Medal. ‘The Climb’, a poem to all cyclists who love to climb mountains.
Each pair is made in Italy and designed by world-class creative talents, so when you put on a pair of Wonderful socks you feel inspired to be as great as those they are named after.
What is your favorite TWS sock/shoe combo?
Giro Empire Slx, we love shoes with laces, and all the collection of TWS, it depend on what day we go for training.
Do you adhere to the height rules or answer demand instead?
Yes we do. We love 6” long cycling socks. We love 6” long socks also for running. They are a show off accessories and there is much more space where you can design the patterns!
Do you make your own socks or do you use another company to manufacture your designs?
We concept and design the socks. Another company produce them with a know how in manufacturing technical socks. All in Italy.
Why do you think cycling socks are so much fun to wear/design?
Because the socks is an accessories that give you personality, style. You can easily show off. And unveil your nature.
Why do you not offer a women’s sock different from a men’s? Oftentimes, especially for smaller footed women the design is off when worn and there may be rubbing inside a shoe from seams that are not quite right.
Our socks are for men and women. We have three sizes, S M and L, this is to avoid rubbing inside a shoe from seams, blisters, bad length and give the best wearability. Quality and design are priorities.
Do you consider mixed materials in your socks for specific purposes – warmer weather, cooler weather, wet weather, road versus CX, etc? Do materials make a beneficial difference to athletes?
Yes we do. We use only Polypropylene and Resistex Carbon. Innovative tecnological fibres. Breatheble, resistant, isolating, lightweight, soft, antibacterial and confortable. They are much more thermo insulating them virgin wool. Thanks to this characteristic function, the feet can be dry and warm in winter and dry and fresh in summer. Moreover Lycra is spread out on all the sock to give a light compression.
What is your design inspiration? The meaning behind your designs and patterns? All men’s racing and sports?
Each sock is inspired by a story chosen from the sport world. Mostly from cycling and running. This is to motivate those one who approach and those one who are keen on sport. We love also tell stories unknown.
Any releases to look out for this year?
A small collection is upcoming on the next month, stay tuned.