Showing posts with label Socks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Socks. Show all posts

Monday, November 23, 2015

Code Socks- fun socks for kids that wear school uniforms

I am excited to be one of the first to review Code Socks, a new collection of school uniform socks.   The socks allow kids to "follow the rules, but crack the code inside your shoes."  Most uniform dress codes and schools with standard student attire require students to wear basic navy or white socks to match their uniforms. Code socks are a solid color, except on the heel and bottom of the foot where it features a fun colorful design.

What a great ideas! They are perfect for kids that aren't looking to break the rules, but may be itching to express a bit of personality in their attire.

Code Socks is currently offering 3 knee high styles in the basic white and navy.  While looking to expand their offering, they currently offer code socks in girls knee highs that fit youth shoe sizes 12-5 which roughly translates to ages 5-10. The owners sent me two pair as a basis for this review.  The socks are 85% cotton, 12% polyester and 3% spandex.  In our house, the school socks with that hint of the poly blend hold up and wash up better than other socks.  We struggle to keep our white socks white, but the poly blend ones stay a bright white.

The three styles feature cute designs on the bottom of the foot and heel which would be hidden inside the shoe while wearing school shoes.  They retail for $8 per pair or $20 for three pairs.
  • The first design is a cute polka dot (shown above).
  • A second design has rainbow colors along the bottom of the foot (shown to the right).
  • The third design features the word hello written in cursive across the foot.  

My daughter especially loves the hello socks.  She is totally into the hi/bye trend in girls clothing, so the hello socks play right into it. She wears a size 2 shoe and they fit her fine, not too big or tight. She is also very picky about the seam that run across the toe on socks. It has to be placed just right before she'll put on her shoe. Maybe she was successfully distracted by the cute design, but the seam on these socks didn't bother her a bit. She wears knee socks to school all fall and spring with her skorts, so these will get a ton of use.

I think the designs are super cute.  The socks are very soft to the touch.  The quality of the material and the workmanship is solid.  No loose threads and the stitching is clean.  Uniform Mom is big fan of Code Socks!

Please consider supporting this small US based business with an order for the uniform girl in your life.  They will make a great gift this holiday season.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Olly Shoes School Fundraiser

Shop Olly Kids Shoes Today For Great Brands and SavingsI'm always on the lookout to learn about school fundraising programs, especially those that relate to school clothing.  So given that it is National Foot Car month, I was pleased to learn that Olly Shoes partners with local area schools and offer either a discount on required shoes to parents or a percentage of sales back to the school to assist in funding school programs.

If you missed it, you can check out the Retail Round Up post on Olly Shoes from earlier this month which features several great selections fro school shoes.  There is a useful link labeled School Shoes in the upper right hand header of their web page to take you right to the selection of great school shoes including pediped, School Issue, Merrell, Jumping Jacks, Sperry, Puma, and New Balance.  They also carry Jefferies socks and tights.

So far, they are working with schools in PA, DE, MD and NJ. To receive information about our program and get your school involved, email your request to

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Olly Shoes in the Retail Round Up Series

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Olly's has locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Ontario. If you are withing driving distance of a store, take the kids to check out their OllyScan. An OllyScan is a patented, computerized measurement system that takes a picture of your child’s foot and measures it at 6 points to determine their size.I also love that they have a link for School shoes right in the top of the website.

When shopping online, unused purchase can be returned by mail within 30 days.  Olly has a reward program called Olly's VIP members where members get an additional 10% off.

Here is the Olly Story from Founder, Katherine Chapman:
"OLLY Shoes began as a result of my own challenging shopping experiences with my family. As a mother of three kids that ranged in age from newborn to seven, I found it extremely difficult to find shoes that fit my kids properly. My goal was to create a shoe store that made footwear shopping fun for kids - and easy for their parents. OLLY Shoes was born in 2001 and has received an overwhelmingly positive response. We offer a wide variety of athletic, casual, seasonal and specialty footwear, as well as unique accessories and gifts. Come see why parents who shop us consider OLLY the best one-stop kid’s shoe store in the business. We look forward to serving you at OLLY!"
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Here are a selection of great looking school shoes I found while browsing their site:

School Issue Semester
Who doesn't want to rock these blue suede shoes?  These are great looking saddle shoes for boys. They are available in navy suede, brown oil and dirty buck.
Price: 44.95

School Issue Scholar
Basic boys's school oxford shoe.
Price: 54.95

Jumping Jacks Tutor
Perfect Mary Janes's for girls.  Available in navy and black.
Price: 59.95

Puma GV Spedial Jr
Basic girl's sneaker in white; perfect for PE.
Price: 49.95

New Balance KX624
Basic boy's sneaker in white, perfect for PE.
Price: 39.95


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Celebrating National Foot Care Month

Does your kid need new kicks for school?

The American Podiatric Medical Associations promotes April as National Foot Care Month.  They conducted a national study conducted in 2012 that investigated teenagers' attitudes toward their overall foot health.  Here are a few key findings:
  • Only about half of teenagers see feet as important to overall health; few recognize their complexity and the need for expert care.
  • Teenagers are just as diligent as adults (or in some cases, more so) in caring for their bodies, except their feet.
  • Most teens participate in some type of sport, and of them, almost 4 in 10 say they have injured their feet doing so.
  • Two in 10 suffer from foot pain from uncomfortable shoes – girls more so than boys. High heels are the most painful shoe choice. A third of girls say they would rather go barefoot than wear shoes!
Throughout the month, we will be celebrating shoes, socks, and foot care. Upcoming posts will highlight several affiliate vendors that carry school shoes and socks in the Retail Round Up Series.  We are participating in several shoe giveaways (Hotter Shoes and Mozo Shoes) this month.  You gotta enter to win and fans of Uniform Mom will find easy entries available.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Classroom School Uniforms Unveils New Footwear and Legwear Collections for 2014

Classroom School Uniforms, a leading national manufacturer of school uniforms, announced it is adding footwear and legwear collections to the Classroom brand. The products will be available at retail in June for the back-to-school 2014 buying season.

The Classroom footwear collection includes five styles for boys and three styles for girls in sizes pre-school to adult. Styling for boys includes Oxfords, Slip-ons, Loafers and Trainers. Girls styling includes Mary Janes, T-straps and Saddle Shoes.

The Classroom Footwear line provides outstanding value and style, along with the "Real World Tested" quality families expect from Classroom. Using easy care man-made uppers and non-marking thermoplastic rubber outsoles, Classroom shoes are built to go the distance of a full school year. Fit and comfort features like padded heel counters and insoles, 4-eyelet tie or hook and loop fasteners and textured, slip resistant soles make these easy to wear all day, every day.

The Classroom legwear collection is a high quality, moderate cost program with a unique twist: All socks and tights are Rayon made from Bamboo, a processed fabric using sustainable fibers that is moisture wicking and helps prevent blisters. Available in crew and knee-highs, Classroom socks feature reinforced heels for durability, hand-linked, seamless toes for comfort, and are sold in a 3-pack with peg hanger. Classroom tights are a premium weight flat knit with an anti-roll waistband, sold as a single pack with peg hanger. All are available in 6 colors.

For more information about Classroom's complete line of products, call our uniform hotline at 888-593-6616 or visit


Monday, October 7, 2013

Kids Socks: the Retail Round Up Series is based in New York and was founded by two fathers. According to an article in the NY Post, they acknowledge that most folks don't think of ordering socks online. But as they point out, no one bought shoes online before Zappos, so they set out to offer all the best brands on an organized and easy to navigate online experience.   From the time I've spent on their website, I think they have succeeded.  You can browse the site by gender, style or by brand which allows you to find what you need easily.

Kids Socks carries many brands such as Trumpette, Puma, Jeffreries, Tic Tac Toe, True religion, Skechers, blind mice, Novelty socks, and Pork Chop.  It can be your one stop shop for socks, tights, and leggings.  If you're looking for back to school basics, you'll find quality items tights by Jeffreis and Tic Tac Toe to match school uniform colors. If your school's uniform policy does not place restrictions on the kids socks and tights, you'll find plenty of colorful choices and playful patterns to allow kids to add a bit of playful self expression to their style.

The site offers free shipping on orders over $30.  They also offer a "100% money back guarantee for all products returned within 365 days of receipt of the product." The customer is responsible for shipping both ways on returns.

Uniform Mom participates as an affiliate with Kids Socks, so they have provided me these special coupon codes to share with you:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back to School Basics - Socks and Underwear

Did you remember to pick up some new clothes for under all those new clothes?  And socks! Some kids are fine with the basics while other uniform kids like to wear crazy, colorful socks as a way to express their individuality.

Jefferies Argyle Girls Knee High - 1 Pair
Jefferies Argyle Girls Knee High - 1 Pair