Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Desperate Times Call For Some Desperate Foot Covers!


We live in Chicago and... it's Friggin' COLD!!!!

So far this year we have had freezing rain, about 12" of snow, actual temperatures in the single digits, wind chills below 0, a Governor trying to sell a Senate seat, and it's not even winter yet!!! Things are not looking good, my friends!

Today, I had to take some drastic measures. I went over to the Sporting Goods/Outdoorsy/"I'm going Kayaking once I get out of this board meeting" store to see what I could find in a sock.

Now, I didn't just want any kind of sock. The kind of sock I require can only be described as an "Into The Wild" sock. You know the kind; The "I live outdoors and have absolutely no intention of setting foot into a heated structure again, only an abandoned school bus in the middle of nowhere until I die of eating poisoned berries" kind of sock. And they're hard to find.

My feet are perpetually cold. They are cold at work, they are cold at home, in the car, everywhere!!! I wear my big winter boots but it doesn't seem to help.


Usually I make Matt sit on my feet when we watch TV, but he won't do it that much anymore because he says they're like sitting on blocks of ice. (My nose and my butt are cold all the time too, but that's a story for another day!)

So, today I got me some Wigwam 40 Below socks, proudly made in Sheboygan USA. (I don't understand why they didn't put Wisconsin, I think it would be a bigger selling point if people knew they were made in the northern part of the country where it can actually get to 40 below.)




These are 50% Wool, 48% Nylon, 2% Spandex, and as the package states; Cushiony all over . They have a one year comfort guarantee and I got them in army green so no one else in the house will wear them. If they work, I am going to get all the colors they carry.

Now, if they only made them in bikini briefs, I would be all set for the winter.

8 comments:

Heather said...

Woolen bikini briefs...

Are you really that desperate?

Let me know if those socks work. 'Cause my feet are always cold, too. Except when I wake up at 4am; for some reason, they are hot as all-get-out and I have to rip my socks off before I go into a full-fledged hot flash.

Anyway, let me know.

heathersister said...

I love them socks. Might have to get me some. How are you dealing with all that snow. Do you have to go to work when it snows like that? Our city would shut down with 12" of snow.

My butt cheeks get cold like that too, why is that??

Rebecca Jo said...

MMMMM - I would like those socks when I sleep. My feet get so cold at night...

LadyStyx said...

They look comfy. Wouldnt use them til the temps get to the single digits. It's about then when my heels start seizing up.

Kimmy said...

Thanks for stopping by! Anything for a bloggy friend! :o) I will be back also as I have added you as well.

ChicagoLady said...

My hands and feet are cold from October 1 until May 1. I sleep with 2 pairs of socks, yes I said TWO pairs of socks. One regular pair, and a pair of fuzzy booties on over them. Sleeping under the covers, by morning they are warm. As soon as I take them off to shower, they're cold again. And when I'm not sleeping, I'm wearing those two pairs PLUS slippers. Those help, sorta.

If they work, I want to know, so I can go to Cabela's or Bass Pro Shops, cause I figure you went to one of them! LOL

Kimmy said...

My kind of warm!! I'm in California so you can probably imagine I'm a woos when it comes to the word "cold"! It's been in the 20-40's lately. That is just too cold for me. Maybe I should head down to my sporting goods store and get me some of those nice Sheboygan socks!! Hope it helps you warm up. You'll have to keep us posted :D

Jamie said...

Too funny! I live only a couple hours from Sheboygan! Visiting from SITS.