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‘Tis the Season…for a Holiday Contest!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!  (When else do we get eggnog?!)  Twinkling lights hang from every house (think Clark Griswold in Christmas Vacation), children stand in line for a chance to tell Santa their Christmas list, and presents pile up under the tree.  We LOVE everything about this time of year – the food, festivities, and favorite holiday traditions!

Here at the Sock It to Me headquarters, we like to show a little love to our AMAZING team with our annual holiday party.  We take over a small section of the warehouse and deck the halls – complete with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree!  Then we enjoy a little potluck meal and bask in the fact that we survived yet another season of Christmas chaos (no small feat, mind you!).  And to top off the celebration, we shower each other with presents during our office gift exchange.

The holiday party is an awesome way to kick off your shoes and relax after the last package has gone out, but even better than that is our annual Christmas card photo shoot!  Our inspiration for this year’s post card came quite unexpectedly while we were setting up a couple of our mall kiosks.  Matt, our GM, spied Santa’s Village and couldn’t resist bringing the team back for a little photo-op!  (Good thing it was right after Thanksgiving, and the village was still vacant!  Can you imagine all of the crying kids and screaming parents if we did it now?!)  So in true Sock It to Me fashion, we snapped a few (somewhat Christmas-y) shots.  Check them out!

So, now that we’ve told you a little bit about our traditions here at the Sock It to Me headquarters……we want to hear a little bit about YOUR favorite holiday tradition!

Drum roll, please…….


Everyone has them –  whether it be decorating Christmas cookies, Christmas caroling around the neighborhood, an annual Tacky Holiday Sweater party, or sleeping as a family under the tree.  We want to know about all of the fun traditions out there!

***Please send us a photo (or brief description) of your FAVORITE holiday tradition for a chance to win 3 Sock It to Me’s just in time for Christmas!

Here are the rules:

  • Send a picture (new or old) of your favorite tradition to press@sockittome.com.
  • The contest ends at midnight on Sunday, December 18th.
  • The winner will be announced via Facebook and email on Monday, December 19th.
  • Winner of the best tradition gets to choose 3 pairs of Sock It to Me’s!




Halloween Costume Contest!

WOW – what a hectic week! As you all know, our Portland Design-a-Sock contest ended today.  If you haven’t already, make sure to check out amazing winners!  We’re already itching to pull on a pair of that awesome octopus design!!

Didn’t get a chance to partake in the Design-a-Sock festivities?! Not to worry! Sock It to Me is hosting a Halloween Costume Contest! Snap us a photo of you (and/or your friends!) all decked out in your ghoulish garb, and you could win 6 pairs of Sock It to Me’s!

Here are the rules:

  • Email us a picture of you and your friends in full costume (with or without SITM’s, but we’d love to see our styles out at a Halloween party or running door-to-door while trick-or-treating!).  You can send those submissions to: press@sockittome.com.
  • The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Our lucky winner can choose the favorite 6 pairs of SITM’s from our entire collection!

Simple as that!  So if you already have your costume ready to go, make sure to pose for a picture on your way out!  If you’re still unsure of what to be, check out some of our Halloween sock styles for inspiration!  We have TONS more on the website! BOO!

Vampire Kiss


Pink Skull







Sock-o-phile! + Contest Winner Announced!

Can you see us smiling?  We were thrilled to read all of your comments about how much you LOVE summer (and socks too)! Speaking of which, we are psyched to debut a new topic on our blog. It’s called Sock-o-phile! In these posts we’re going to highlight Sock It To Me sock fans just like you!

Our first ever Sock-o-phile is stylist + blogger Elizabeth Borenstein from Brooklyn, NY

Elizabeth + her Socks!

1. Why do you love socks? Socks keep your feet warm and are a great way to show your unique style. Socks give extra personality to any outfit.

2. How did you start your collection? Ever since I was little, I’ve always had an obsession with legwear! My tootsies get cold so I had to find a cute way to keep them warm and toasty.

3. How many socks do you own? Too many to count!

4. It’s the summertime. Socks + sandals, yes or no? Can I say sometimes? As a stylist, I say socks and high heeled sandals, YES, but you will never catch this lady in socks and Birkenstocks.

Socks On The Go


5. What’s your favorite pair? It’s all about inspiring the outfit! Today’s favorite is the strong man. Since I’m traveling solo and carrying my own heavy bags, they make me smile and keep me motivated!

If you love SOCKS, then you gotta let us know! E-mail: press at sockittome dot com and tell us a bit about your SOCK LOVE! We’ll send you some questions to answer and you could be featured on our blog. How cool is that!?

OK OK….. This is the part you’ve all been waiting for…. DRUMMMM ROLL PLEASE… the Summer Sock Contest WINNER IS…………..

Michelle Rourke

Thank you so much to all who entered! We thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments and we love you all equally. If you love us, keep reading our blog, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. That way you can keep up on all the exciting Sock It To Me news and be the first to find out about opportunities to WIN awesome Socks from us!!



Open House + Voting Party

Last Friday, we held our first in-house voting party (and open house) for our famed Design-A-Sock Contest. Now even though we’ve been doing this since 2007, this particular contest rocked our world. So it only made sense to throw a party.

In the span of ten days, we saw tons of winner-worthy designs come through our inbox, making it extremely difficult to narrow the 2,000 or so submissions down to just 50 designs. When we finally did, we plastered those top 50 on a wall, brought in hundreds of dollars’ worth of catered bites, beer and wine, and then invited Portland’s coolest of cool – including spray-paint artist and DJ Matt Stanger – to join us for one hoppin’ shindig.

It was a hit. To say the least. Check out these photos taken by our friend, Todd. And make sure to vote on Facebook, if you haven’t already. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow by 10am!

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Contest Love

Here we go again… contest time! As we sort through the pile of submissions from our Annual Design-A-Sock Contest (see below), we are reminded of how much we enjoy the interaction with our customers and neighbors here in Portland.

This is ONE day's stack of contest submissions... and that's just snail mail!

It seems the joy is mutual, when we began to look at the love notes attached with some of the submissions. How blessed to have so many friends out there who tell us “Sock It to Me” is an everyday part of their conversation… and wardrobing. But speaking of love notes, we just have to share this one, because it is so flippin adorable (and kind)…

“I am a huge fan of SITM, and I own over 35 pairs of your socks!  I have worn them in more than ten different countries around the world!” … “I wear them when I climb at my gym 4 days a week. I wore them scuba diving in Thailand. I wear them paragliding in the Alps and the Himalayas and other mountains around the world. I wear them long boarding around Portland. I wear them doing everything!” -Spydermonkee

[Thanks, Spydermonkee! We want pictures!]

We also wanted to share a few of the submissions which have come in. These aren’t necessarily chosen candidates for Grand Prize Winner. But they might be! We just grabbed a few at random (because random is our middle name).

If you’re a Portland area resident, you still have two full days to get some designs our way! (So there is no excuse!) Just send em in via email (designcontest@sockittome.com) or snail mail (Design Contest, 5100 SE Harney #1, Portland, OR 97206), and make sure to review our rules and regs before you begin!

Elena Curtin's SUSHI YUM YUM
Lori Ellis' KEYHOLES
Matt Gauck's TRICYCLE
Jay Winebrenner's SCORPION
Spydermonkee's PARASOCK