Submitted by **Johnpecan** t3_11qa2wv
in **BuyItForLife**

I'm relatively new to this sub but I wanted to document my thought process on why buy it for life socks are worth it.

I like having all the same type of sock. It makes the entire laundry process so much easier, you never have to worry about pairs, just throw all the socks together. This makes it very easy for me to see how much I spend on socks.

So in May 2015, (as my various other socks were about done) I bought 102 Champion socks for 203.66 (17x 6 packs @ 11.98 each). Over the last 8 years, I've had to throw nearly all of them away because of holes in them. I have maybe 5 or so pairs left. I'm fairly active. So I started investigating better socks (which ultimately led me to this sub).

So let's round up say the socks I bought in 2015 lasted 8 years (which they almost did). Assuming I want to buy socks for another 8 years, I would have to buy another 17x 6 packs. The same socks I purchased in 2015 are now 18.03 for a 6x pack. So if I wanted to buy socks for 8 years, that would be 17 x 18.03 = 306.51.

Enter in Darn Tough socks (recommended to me from a friend). As soon as I found the right fitting athletic sock, if I want to spend the same amount of money (306.51) for socks, I could buy them at 19.08 each (after tax, assuming free shipping when spending $50 or more). So I could buy 16 pairs of Darn Tough socks for the same price as 100 champion socks.

I'm pretty excited about this (well as excited as one can be about socks) that for the same price as the (relatively) cheap socks I was getting before for 8 years, I was able to theoretically buy socks for life. Granted, there's no guarantee the company will last forever (no reason to think they will go bankrupt or anything but you never know). So ssuming they last at least 8 years I will break even with the potential for lasting much, much longer.

anacreon1t1_jc20p8b wroteYour very thorough cost / wear analysis shows you have a deep passion for this topic.