She saved my bacon this evening, having already asked if she could jump Kika today & she also brought Nancy in afterwards as I was just too knackered to go to the yard after work.
Right, well enough about that - this post is supposed to be a rider review of EquiKozy Socks
I first discovered these super socks at the RDS Dublin Horse Show in 2010 I think, they had the best priced socks on offer & so many options that I spent ages trying to settle on only three pairs. What I found fascinating was that they spoke French, but being of the shy-type I didn't say anything to them besides usual small-talk while making my purchase.
They always have 3 pairs of socks for €12 - which is a way better price then I typically found on other stands where one pair of socks was costing €6 and the EquiKozy designs & colours were so eye-catching I couldn't not splurge on three pairs. Sadly while perusing the website just now I cannot find a picture of my third pair which were an awesome chocolate brown colour with sky blue polka dots.
|Red & White stripes to support my|
Rugby Team (Munster) & my mother's
GAA team Cork
|And these funky Yellow Puzzle ones|
Two years later I was back at the RDS, this time with the Guru in tow and we hit up this fab stand for their socks (again for me) & L's first time. We speak to each other in French, when the people running the stand heard us they were super sweet and asking us where we were from & what brought us to Ireland.
Needless to say I got three more pairs of socks, as I loved my first ones so much; L also picked up ankle socks as she isn't as fond of the knee high ones as I am.
although mine had white swirls
We next encountered these fab sock sellers again in March 2013 at Equitana in Germany (links to my adventures there: first, second and third). I sadly didn't splurge that time but L did, so we continued our patronage of these fab products. Lol!
We did ask if they had a website or anyway to order from them online, however at the time they did not :(
One cannot but love Monty Python & the Holy Grail though
|Classic Blue Argyle|
|Red & Blue Pop Argyle|
although mine have some yellow
|Green & Purple Pop Argyle|
While in Paris, we discovered that not only have they launched a website but we can place orders online and they will deliver to Luxembourg!
Think we were excited?!
Some Pros & Cons (necessary for a balanced review right...although it is pretty obvious that I am damn biased when it comes to this product)
Pro - socks come in diff sizes (ankle/knee) as well as shoe sizes
Pro - fab colours & designs
Pro/Con - (pro) different colour/pattern combos for kids & adults - (con) sometimes I like the kids colour schemes but they aren't in my size!
Con - and this might just be me & how I overuse them (and don't tie my trainers/shoes properly), but they tend to wear at the back of the heel. and sadly my red & white stripes, yellow puzzle and blue swirl socks are no more. Actually come to think of it I must have purchased more at some stage as I also have a pair of blue puzzle piece socks too...I wonder what other ones I bought with them then & where they are now - I'll have to report back when my newly placed order arrives!
To say I live in these socks would be an understatement!
I (of course) ride in them, but also wear them for every-day wear either under jeans in winter and/or over skinny jeans when tucked into boots. As they are made mostly from cotton they are also super comfortable to wear in the warm summer months...although then I do only wear them to ride in!
PS: I just want to say that I have not been contacted by the owners of this company to do this review & I am in no way connected to them bar loving their product & friendly and approachable staff when I have met them at Equi-expos.
Although in saying that I am not opposed to receiving promotional merchandise or sponsorship for a giveaway if people in positions of power there feel so inclined ;)
PPS/Disclaimer: Also all sock images & EquiKozy images in the post have been borrowed from their website with links back to them - no media in this post is of my own making!
PPS (and then I'll shut up - I pinky promise!)
|List of upcoming stand dates, in case any Euro readers are in the neighbourhood.|
I might see if I can organise myself to get to Ghent (Gand) in Belgium ;)