Socks and Other Dirty Laundry Star in Candid Beyonce Music Video

Beyonce’s new album is out today, and a few days ago she released the first music video for it, “7/11.” The video is made up of a series of candid, DIY shots of Beyonce and her posse dancing around a hotel in their socks and underwear. The video feels like it could have been shot on someone’s (Jay’s?) phone, and the simplicity and candor of the video create the illusion of a rare glimpse into Bey’s life when she’s not performing.

King B and her crew sport a number of sock styles throughout the video. The opening shot feature’s Beyonce on a hotel balcony wearing a sweatshirt that only reads: “KALE.” The next clip features a costume change, with Bey still on the balcony but now in denim cutoffs and some multi-colored slouch crew songs, not unlike these Yelete Neon Retro Crew Socks.

Yelete Neon Retro Crew Sock

The video progresses to other locales: from the balcony, to the bathroom, to the bedroom of her hotel. In the bathroom, Beyonce’s “Smack It” underwear is accented by some casual and comfortable black-and-white quarter socks. Later, sidestepping down the hotel hallway, over the knee socks set one dancer apart from the others. You can replicate the look with some Julietta Retro Stripe Over the Knee socks.

Julietta Retro Stripe Over the Knee Socks

Just in time for Christmas, Beyonce ends up popping out of a box under the tree towards the video’s conclusion, modeling a number of amazing holiday sweaters and some whimsical holiday socks.

Like the right socks to a complete outfit, the magic of this music video is in the details. The home-video style provides a sense of spontaneity and comfort. Easy to miss cameos from Jay-Z and Blue Ivy sweeten the pot, and confirm that the entire family was in on the making of this video. What would your family’s own hotel music video look like? You don’t have to be Beyonce to look good in your PJs.

How To Choose Hiking Socks

There is an adage that states one should buy quality items that separate you from the ground.  These are things such as tires, mattresses, and socks and shoes.  As an avid hiker having spent many years on hikes around the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, this adage is even more important when you’re doing activities that keep you on your feet for hours at a time throughout the day, such as hiking.  Nothing can spoil even a short hike faster than blistered and injured feet.  That being said, there are a few things to consider when picking out socks for the trail.

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Are you planning for a leisurely two mile stroll around a lake in the summer in your sneakers, or are you going to be spending two weeks on a trail that is full of snow and ice?  The kind of hiking, and how active you will be, will determine what kind of socks you need.  Below are some lightweight and medium-weight socks that will serve you well on many trails to come.

  • Lightweight hiking and backpacking socks.  If you’re not spending a lot of time on the trail, say a day hike, or your feet are thoroughly used to hiking, modern sport socks can work as well as specialty “hiking” socks that are three or four times as expensive.  These socks are relatively thin and are usually made of synthetic materials to wick sweat away from your feet and stay light.  Here are some low cut sport socks great for ankle-high hiking shoes and sneakers.
  • Medium weight hiking and backpacking socks.  If you have taller hiking boots, or are going to be spending more time on the trail or in cooler conditions, a more substantial sock may be needed.  Merino Wool is a great fabric and one of the most popular natural sock materials around.  It is warm, cushioned, and unlike cotton it retains warmth if it gets wet.  Merino Wool is also itch-free, so these socks won’t be like those old wool sweaters you used to get at Christmas that drove you crazy.  Here are two merino wool socks blended with synthetic materials that will serve you well.

 

 

Show Your Breast Cancer Awareness Month Support in Style

Every October, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems like everyone has a close relative, a friend, or a friend of a friend that has had breast cancer. In fact, about 1 out of every 8 women will develop a form of it in their life, and while the number is much lower in men, it is still a possibility.

For this reason, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) was created in 1985 in association with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for and increase fundraising for breast cancer.

Because awareness is so crucial to increasing funds for breast cancer organizations and causes, you’ve no doubt seen the pink bumper stickers, shirts, ribbons, etc. Shortly after October was denoted as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the color pink was used as an identifier for ribbons to indicate awareness for breast cancer.

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At Socks4Life, we have a number of pink/pink ribbon socks so you can show your support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of every purchase of a sock in our pink ribbon section is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The NBCF is one of the foremost recognized breast cancer foundations in the world, earning a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, as opposed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s 3-star rating.

Take a look a some of our pink ribbon socks and show your support in style.

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Pink Ribbon Women’s Patterned Crew Sock

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Pink Ribbon Popcorn Plush Slipper Sock

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Breast Cancer Awareness Women’s Terry Slipper Socks – 2 pairs

Diabetic Socks Offer Many Comfortable Advantages

 

 

 

For those suffering from Diabetes or other circulatory issues, Diabetic Socks can serve as a cost-effective remedy to everyday discomfort.

With high quality American Manufacturers (such as Dr. Scholl’s) now producing diabetic friendly socks, finding a product that meets your needs is easier than ever.

At Socks4Life.com, we offer low prices on many styles and brands of diabetic footwear. If we can be of any assistance to you, please contact us via our website!

 

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