According to the “Today Show” (the second half with Kathie Lee and Hoda) leather socks are all the rage in fashion for Fall 2010. This wouldn’t be so odd if the socks didn’t look like leather boots just worn alone- it also wouldn’t be so odd if the socks weren’t upwards of $200. For a pair of socks? Are you freakin’ kidding me?!
How do you wear the socks? How do you wash the socks? (apparently a viewer emailed Sara and claimed you just wipe the socks with a rag; you don’t have to wash them). But I wonder how are you supposed to wear these bulky socks with shoes? See for yourself what I mean: grechenscloset.com/rachel-comey-leather–socks/
Would you pay $200+ for a pair of these leather socks? I could understand a soft leather, more like a glove, such as lambskin or something, but stiff leather in a shiny black that just looks a little ridiculous in shoes is a bit beyond my fashion daring. Rachel Comey, the designer of these “fashionable” socks, sets to bring back a funky 70’s trend with these leather socks (that have hidden zippers) at a whopping $219 a pair.
Look up leather socks on the internet and designer Rachel Comey is all over the place (and the runway) with models sporting her odd leather socks and people on the fence or just plain adamant about NOT wearing this fashion trend. Athletes’ foot waiting to happen, or head-turning fashion twist- you decide.
No leather for me, thanks.