Ozone Socks Review

15 Apr

ozone socks

Product Description:

When it was founded, the goal of Ozone Socks was to turn the lowly sock from just another undergarment into an item of fashion.  The company offers a dizzying number of designs and colors of both men’s and women’s socks.  However, of all the socks they sell, you will not be able to find a solid color men’s sock.  Every sock brings style to your feet with some sort of design or pattern.

Ozone socks was founded my Laurie Mallets in 2000.  Born and educated in Paris, she moved to New York City 1976 and became an owner of Williwear, a successful fashion brand that was eventually sold to TJ Maxx.  By the time Ozone Socks was established in 2000, Laurie had already founded and sold two very successful clothing companies.

American Alternative Review:

Ozone Socks in still based in New York City and owned by Laurie Mallets, who was kind enough to answer our questions about manufacturing.  She was able to confirm that all Ozone socks are manufactured overseas in Colombia, France, or Japan.  She stressed the company works with “very special mills” in those countries.   Ozone is looking for a US sock mill to work with, but they haven’t found one yet.

Patchwork Plaid Sock

Made in Japan

After looking through the men’s sock section, Ozone’s pricing structure began to make sense.  MSRP for men’s socks are either $35, $22, $20, $18, or less.  The two $35 socks are made in Japan from mono-filament nylon.  Socks that are $22 or $20 are from France, except for the $20 Colombian-made Safe Sock that seems to come with a condom.  All other socks at $18 and below are made in Colombia.

I am a big fan of the styles that Laurie and Ozone bring to the sock market.  I just wish they could be manufactured in America from American-sourced fabrics.

1.5/5 stars

Many of Ozone’s socks are available on their Amazon Store.  There are some very stylish French and Colombian options to choose from.  Since they’re not available on Amazon, you can check out Ozone’s Japan-made socks here and here.

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