Ausangate Socks... they ROCK! Review of stellar gear for your feet! (And a Giveaway!)

If I've learned anything from my years of jobs that are odd, adventurous and just plain hard work, I've figured out one secret that stands true for it all: You have to keep your feet happy! I'm a sock snob, among many other things so I've been loyal to a particular brand, popular with the outdoors crowd...until recently. I figured out that I like more natural fiber on my feet but not cotton. This left wool. Very specific wool. It got to be an expensive need, but my feet were spoiled and cotton just would not do. I didn't think there are anything better, then, I heard about Ausangate Socks! I LOVE these socks. They are really like hugs for your feet. Walking on clouds. We were lucky enough to try several different pairs from the kind folks at Ausangate and they all rock!!


I was really surprised to find that I am most head over heels (pardon the pun) for the shorties. I normally wear crew or higher. For the last decade, this has been the case. While exercising it was the only time I wore ankle socks and then they WERE cotton, just because I only have to wear them for such a short time I can tolerate it, and bulk packs of cotton were cheap! So, I was amazed that I fell in love with the shorter version of the Ausangate selection.


Alpacor is different than most materials and even after MANY washes, I can attest that these socks still have most of their original soft, luxurious cushiness! It's AMAZING! My husband tried a pair of the full-length socks and also gave them a super favorable review! He is HARD on socks, all gear really, and they have held up for him and are in his TOP THREE favorite pairs of socks! For a couple that spends 1/2 their time in work boots and 1/2 their time barefoot, having good socks is essential! The only part about the full-length pair I tried was that I have super muscular, giant hiker calves, so the elastic was too tight to be comfortable for me, and I ended up just rolling them down once. Otherwise, absolutely no complaints here!


Here is a shameless selfie of my feet. They are cozy. I love the panel just below the Ausangate logo, as it allows your feet to breathe! I also really like that they have a unique logo; it makes them easy to match in the laundry and hard to mix up with anyone else's socks in the house (especially visiting the in-laws or parents, where socks disappear, never to be heard from again!)


And, another angle of what some of the socks look and fit like. They really snug up to your feet, so they don't have that "extra" slack that cotton can burden you with. After MANY (like over a dozen) washes, the socks have held together perfectly and still feel pretty soft and cushy like when they were new. One of the best feelings in the world is the first time you put on new socks. The second best may be when you find out those socks still feel great after a long hike, while lying in a hammock, and after owning them for several months!

I'd love to see a kids line -- with toddler socks. We find it hard to discover great kids socks (since cotton usually don't fit in with our lifestyle here!) Ausangate would rock EVEN MORE with a kiddo sock collection! Ironically, I found out recently that they are working on a kids line! To celebrate summer, I also found a great summer discount--15% off all SHORTY socks use SUMMER2013 to save now!! The ones that are my very favorite! It's just too good to be true. It's as if the folks at Ausangate (who are super awesome to work with) are READING my MIND!! I'm okay with that. It makes stellar things happen! And...$5.00 flat rate shipping! Seriously...I just can't stop oozing good things about this company!

Great for the price and you can expect a TON of longevity from these socks, make your next purchase count at Ausangate Socks, LLC!! You can give some love to Ausangate and find out more on Facebook by clicking right here! Like 'em, try 'em, you'll LOVE THEM...just like me! 

Oh...I said something about a giveaway. You're probably wondering about that. So...how does a $50 Gift Certificate to Ausangate sound? You can revamp your sock drawer and hike happier. Enter below on the handy Rafflecopter form to win!

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18 comments:

  1. The Alpaca socks look really nice and warm! I think I would prefer to have knee high sock for winter: Minnesota temps are a nightmare. Anything to keep your feet toasty warm is a must!

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  2. I'm always running out of socks - these look great! I especially like the Ausangate Alpacor® Alpaca Yarn No-Peek Socks!

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  3. I would need the tennis socks for Zumba!

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  4. I agree, the feeling of putting on new socks is pretty great. For some, these would probably be too warm for Southern CA, but not for me. I get cold feet during the winter and these would be perfect.

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  5. I am a socks fan and I think this product is right up to my ally. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  6. I like the features of the golf/tennis sock

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  7. some
    Ausangate Alpacor® Alpaca Yarn Quarter Crew Socks would be great

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  8. I like any short sock for the summer and the longer ones for the winter

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  9. oops, I entered, but I'm from Canada! Oh well. These looked so good, I wanted to win!

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  10. I like the Ausangate Alpacor® Knee-High Performance Socks! I love hiking even in the fall and early spring...so these would definitely help me stay warm :-)

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  11. I like the Ausangate Alpacor® Yarn Alpaca Yarn Ski Socks!

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  12. I like the
    Ausangate Alpacor® Alpaca Yarn Heel Tab Socks.

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  13. The Ausangate Alpacor® Alpaca Yarn No-Peek Socks

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  14. Ausangate Alpacor® Alpaca Yarn Mid-Calf Socks

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  15. I love the shorty ones, they look comfy!

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