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post #196 of 300

I feel like it would make all the difference if you could create a thinner, wider area of that gel-stuff that keeps the sock on the heel. something that wraps around the ankle more. just to give it a more adhesive nature. 

 

maybe im way off base. 

 

i hope my critiques are not coming off as negative. I LOVE my first 5 pairs of ninja sox, and cannot wait to buy more regardless of the design changes. 

post #197 of 300
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Originally Posted by dgonsh View Post

I feel like it would make all the difference if you could create a thinner, wider area of that gel-stuff that keeps the sock on the heel. something that wraps around the ankle more. just to give it a more adhesive nature. 

 

maybe im way off base. 

 

i hope my critiques are not coming off as negative. I LOVE my first 5 pairs of ninja sox, and cannot wait to buy more regardless of the design changes. 

 

That's something that we're already looking into.  A bit thinner and a bit wider so that there's just enough silicone, but not too much.  I definitely appreciate the feedback because that's what helps me continue to make improvements on my design.  I already know that this version works well...just looking for some small changes that will make them work even better.


Please send me a PM with your address.  Should be receiving some samples soon and want to get them in your hands ASAP.  I'm thinking within a week or so at the latest.  Thanks!

post #198 of 300


post #199 of 300
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post




Pretty clean! Are those the 4's? I've never seen that color before

My regular socks would peek out and it looked weird and cheap. Now with my Ninjas, I can run and workout without being self conscious about my socks peeking out and stuff Haha icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #200 of 300
they are 3 ID so i chose the colours
post #201 of 300
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post


 

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

 

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post


Pretty clean! Are those the 4's? I've never seen that color before
My regular socks would peek out and it looked weird and cheap. Now with my Ninjas, I can run and workout without being self conscious about my socks peeking out and stuff Haha icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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

 

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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

they are 3 ID so i chose the colours

 

Nice!!!

post #202 of 300
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Originally Posted by Ninja Sox View Post

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

sure, go for it
post #203 of 300
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.
GATs (Click to show)
Side View (Click to show)
Top View of the Gats (Click to show)
post #204 of 300
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.

Z7NoIl.jpg
post #205 of 300
Thread Starter 
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
post #206 of 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

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

Hadn't even washed them yet lol, still I think it might've just been a bad one since the other sock was fine.
post #207 of 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by xCrunchx View Post

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. GATs (Click to show)
Side View (Click to show)
Top View of the Gats (Click to show)

 

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

 

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Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post

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.
Z7NoIl.jpg

 

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.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

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

 

"weaker strength detergent" - LOL!

 

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Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post


Hadn't even washed them yet lol, still I think it might've just been a bad one since the other sock was fine.

 

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

post #208 of 300

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

post #209 of 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiglettDigs View Post

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

 

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!

post #210 of 300
Just a quick update, I've worn and washed several other pairs of ninja sox and they've all held up perfectly fine.
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