Great Scottish Socks Email Review

I received such a nice review for my socks, I thought it would be a good idea to share it for others to see, including a few pictures.

“My daughter got me your Scot Socks w/lion rampant for fathers day, and the order came with the Scot Thistle socks for free. What an awesome surprise–hope that wasn’t an accident. Both of these were excellent quality by the way–much better than RedBubble socks for instance. So I decided to buy more stuff in appreciation: the Cymru Socks just now to start with. I plan to buy more stuff from you, finances allowing. Very cool. Thank you very much.”
From a happy customer.

It is always nice to receive emails and messages like this. My gold and red Rampant Lion Socks were once the top selling Scottish socks on Amazon. The Thistle socks are some of my favorite to wear every day. I really like how the blue and grey colors go together.

Thistle crew (ankle) socks
Rampant Lion long socks

For more information:
The Rampant Lion Scot SocksEtsy link here – are based off the Rampant Lion Scottish flag: red rampant lion on a gold background. It was traditionally considered the flag of Scotland’s royalty, but it is also extremely common to see fly along with the saltire, the blue and white Scottish flag.

The Thistle SocksEtsy link here – are more closely related to the other flag of Scotland: the saltire. The flag is a white St. Andrew’s cross on a blue field. Instead, there is a thistle, a national symbol of Scotland.
– story goes that an early morning raid by foreigners was ruined when the barefoot barbarians stepped on some local thistles and called out in pain, and thus giving up their element of surprise.

If their is interest in either style of Scottish socks, they are are listed on my current available catalog, which is here.

Spooky socks for the Halloween 2022 season

It doesn’t feel close to Halloween. The weather is not cool yet, and it’s barely September. However, I’ve seen some small preparations for Halloween that have been started:

  • a customer bought some Halloween SKULL socks from me online, and
  • I refreshed the listing and added a few cool photos to my account for the spooky skull socks, found on Etsy here.

Thus, if there is anyone else that might be interested in prepping for the upcoming Halloween 2022 season, be it for fun runs, or just for a little more covering of the legs when the cooler weather does roll in, may I present my Halloween socks.

Skull socks

The Halloween skull socks are tall knee length runner’s socks, or some might say “shiggy socks,” and have broad orange and black stripes. There is a white skull on the sides of the calves. The skull is knit, so will not fade or break apart.

For anyone that is less on Etsy, but is much more active in the Hash House Harriers community, the socks are on the Online Hab Bazaar as well.

The Halloween socks are made just like my other customized logo socks, in that they are:
– machine washable meaning they are built to last
– soft and comfortable so you can wear them all day
– stretchy to fit the majority of most adults
– can be pulled higher up the leg for a little more protection/warmth.

Ghost socks

I also refreshed the listing for the matching pair of socks, my GHOST socks on Etsy. The skull socks have been more popular, but I think they go great as a mis-matched pair.

Orange and black striped socks with a white ghost knit into the sides, at mid-calf level. Like the pair of socks above, these long socks can go to the knee and can be used to protect your legs at the gym or as shiggy socks, or running socks.

More running and shiggy socks can be seen on my catalog here.

Ukraine Long Socks sent Down Under

A previous customer got in touch as there was a big event coming up for her kennel (running club) and she needed some good socks as part of a gift bag for all those that joined.
I was unable to fly down, unfortunately….

As she had seen pictures of my Ukrainian socks that I made (and then donate the proceeds to charity) – she thought it was a perfect match of:
1. getting great quality socks
2. sending a bit of money over to help those in an active war zone.

The blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag really come together, and create a great contrast. Heel and toe are blue to match the top of the sock. Ukrainian shield at the most obvious point of the sock.
– added message to Putin, easily covered when wearing shoes.

“YES they were delivered and allllll good – excellent quality so as Grand Mistress I kept a pair for myself 😜 Thank you so much for the extra goodies as well…I’m thinking them all being red wasn’t an accident and will go well at our RDR auction! I meant to email you and thank you but had to fly out of town for work and life got sideways so thank you very much for checking in! The kennel couldn’t be happier, especially with the speed of shipping so please know if it wasn’t a hassle on your end, we plan to be ordering from you again! “

– B.B. (Customer)

Happy to get such a nice review, and happy to make my donation to Doctors without Borders. I combined the sales of the socks to Australia along with some sales on my Ukraine crew socks on Etsy sales and was able to donate $1,020.

I can not say I have any direct connections with Ukraine, but I feel strongly about supporting the country against Putin’s aggression. I hope the situation can end soon and that Ukraine comes out stronger.

Ukraine Socks for Charity

I want to support Ukraine. Not sure I can do a whole lot more than make some damn good Ukraine socks. update: First batches are mostly sold out, but there are still some more still available.

Socks are $15.00 per pair, includes shipping.
Proceeds go to Doctors without Borders.
Buy the Ukraine socks on Etsy, here.

1 kind still available: crew socks as shown. The long knee-length/shiggy socks are mostly sold out. Message me for a bulk order.
Socks are soft, durable, and machine washable.

Currently I am selling socks directly through PayPal, but on Etsy as well.
If anyone is interested in ordering a bulk number to sell on for further fundraising, please get in touch: info@unclewigi.com .

UPDATE: the socks have been very popular, and have sent them to places around the world, including Australia.

Socks in use

Personally, I have been wearing my Ukraine socks all the time. The socks are soft and comfortable, and so I like to spend time at the gym and on the treadmill. Even as I update this post, I am wearing a pair of the socks right now. super comfy, why take them off?

Wigi long Ukraine socks worn in a fun run race
Wearing Ukraine long socks in a fun run race

I love that I have pics from the socks being used in a run (as can be seen in the picture).
Additionally, it has been great that one of my customers has been a repeat customer (a hasher), buying multiple sets of socks several times. So glad to hear that she has enough people that like the socks and others want to get some and use them for some shiggy trails.

Donations made

Multiple donations have been made to Doctors without Borders to be used in Ukraine. I sincerely hope it has been able to help, even if it is a small bit of help. Getting close to $2,000:

  • April 26 – $100
  • April 29 – $690
  • Aug 25 – $1,020

I am still taking orders, so hopefully will be able to pass the $2,000 mark in the next few weeks.