Pros: They're extremely soft and comfortable and help moisturize the feet.
Cons: Require careful washing; aloe eventually wears away.
I'm the kind of person who wears socks to bed, even during the summer months. If my feet are cold I'll put on a pair of soft and cozy socks. However, the socks that I like to wear to bed are very different than the socks I would wear with shoes. My bedtime socks must be super soft, not too thin, somewhat loose, and extremely cozy. EARTH THERAPEUTICS Aloe Infused Socks, Pink provide the comfort I need and help me get a good night's sleep.
The EARTH THERAPEUTICS Pink Aloe Infused Socks are anklet style socks made of 97% nylon with 3% spandex. The soft fibers are infused with moisturizing aloe vera which helps sooth and soften dry skin. For additional hydration, the manufacturer suggests massaging your feet with a lotion prior to wearing the socks.
The socks are made for women and fit most sizes. I wear a women's size 7 - 7.5 and the socks fit nicely on my feet. They're not tight or restrictive feeling. The thin band of elastic around the ankle area provides a sufficient amount of stretch without being too loose or too tight while wearing the socks. The EARTH THERAPEUTICS Aloe Infused Socks are not slipper socks, they don't have the traction treads on the bottom of the foot.
In addition to pink, the EARTH THERAPEUTICS Aloe Infused Socks are available in a creamy white and sea foam green color. When sold as part of a two pair set, I've also seen them in pink polka dots, zebra striped, and pastel tie-dye designs.
I've owned several pairs (pink and other colors) of the EARTH THERAPEUTICS Aloe Infused Socks and have never had a problem with the fit or quality. When washed appropriately - gentle cycle with cold water and low dryer heat - the socks hold up very well. The manufacturer notes that the aloe within the socks will usually last through 15 washings. With my initial pair I didn't give much thought to the suggested washing instructions and washed them with warm/hot water and high dryer heat. This caused them to become dry, stiff, and a bit scratchy. I think the heat caused the aloe to dry-out, and also had a negative effect on the feel of the fabric. As socks, they were still useable, but I eventually threw them out because they were no longer cozy, soft, and comfortable.
What I like most about the EARTH THERAPEUTICS Aloe Infused Socks, Pink is the comfort. They're extremely soft and feel luxurious on my feet. They're light enough for wear during warm weather months yet heavy enough for keeping my feet cozy and warm during the winter. I wear them to bed on a regular basis during the chilly season.
The aloe vera moisturizer within the socks is a nice feature, but I don't solely rely on it for maintaining the softness of my feet. If I had a problem with severely dry feet, I wouldn't expect a pair of EARTH THERAPEUTICS Aloe Infused Socks to correct the problem. A more intense moisturizer would certainly be required for dry and cracked feet.
I've often been able to find the EARTH THERAPEUTICS Aloe Infused Socks, Pink at local discount department stores like Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshall's.