As some of you know, I am an avid sock collector. Whether it is for comfort, design, or just randomness - socks are a part of who I am. As a matter of fact, this season I coached basketball with a big superstition about what I wore on my feet. I could not leave the house the morning of a game without wearing a pair of socks that I hadn’t worn all season.
The superstition worked. We won the 8th Grade Border Conference Championship and went undefeated on the way to doing so. Was it the socks? I couldn’t tell you, but what I will say is that it was simply about change. One pair of socks to the next, I was just supplementing my superstition in any way I could in order not to jinx us. Then, about a week after the season, I had decided to celebrate with a few new pairs.
That’s when I stumbled upon a great deal for 3 pairs of North Carolina Tar Heel socks I just couldn’t refuse. So, I went ahead and ordered them because - why not?! A couple of days later they had arrived and my sock game would never be the same…
The socks I had purchased were made by Strideline, a brand dedicated to quality. It wasn’t long before I understood what they were trying to achieve: They wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to experience unbelievable comfort while still feeling as though they were getting unique designs.
Sure, designs and wacky colors make the world go ‘round, but have you ever worn something so comfortable that the rest of your clothes just couldn’t do it justice?! These socks are a different breed of clothing. The toe cushioning is superior to anything I’ve every owned. The mid-foot band makes sure that your sock stays in place like it should and the back heel is padded enough to protect you from any kind of achilles rub you might encounter.
Long story short, I reached out to the Strideline team to let them know how satisfied I was and they were super helpful in guiding me in the right direction of the Head of Brand for an interview opportunity I was not going to pass up! The coolest part of it all is that this company of evolutionary footwear technology all started with two guys that pooled their graduation money to chase a dream. How insane is that!?
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