Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Bliss Softening Socks

Happy Feet with Bliss Softening Socks

Bliss Softening Socks ($48.00) are a real treat for dry, cracked, and tired feet. These are an indulgence, not a necessity, but those with brutally dry or cracked heels will find these a nice way to get a little at-home spa treatment.

The socks can be worn as they’re bought, or you can lotion up your feet with any shea butter-based product (I used Bliss’ Lemon & Sage Body Butter) and then slip on the socks. The socks are lined with a “self-activating gel lining,” which is supposed to release olive oil, jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil, and vitamin E for hydration. On my foot, the gel lining goes up to my ankle, while the sock itself extends up a few more inches (but I have big feet–size 10). The gel kind of clings to your feet, and to be honest, the feeling is weird (not bad, but it is an odd feeling!) at first, but once your feet have warmed up the gel inside, they’re pretty comfortable.

I usually will slip these on when I know I’m going to be at my desk for awhile, because I feel like you probably shouldn’t walk a mile in these, though nothing indicates you couldn’t (but it feels funny, ha!). I will wear them for about thirty minutes or so, and my feet come out feeling soft and smooth. For reference, though, I don’t have the most beat up feet. I have baby feet in the sense that I pad around the house in socks on the regular, so walking on pavement makes my poor feet cry.

You can use these without lotioning up and still get a nice softness after twenty to thirty minutes of use, which is nice for those days where a thick body butter just won’t do. Those who just want an indulgence and general softening will find that enough, but for those with cracked heels, I definitely recommend using a body butter or Bliss’ Sock Salve to really treat your feet.

For those who can’t afford these socks, I recommend using a body butter (if you want to stick with bliss, I like Bliss’ Lemon & Sage Body Butter) to slather on your soles and then slip into a pair of thick socks and leave on for an hour (or overnight) for softened feet.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  With the price tag of these socks, they are definitely a luxury to own. They’re good for those who want to make the softness of a pedicure last and last or for those with extremely dry heels and toes. If you have fairly happy feet, you may want to try moisturizing with Bliss Sock Salve ($28.00) and slip on a pair of thick socks as a less expensive alternative.

Availability: BlueMercury

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Bliss Softening Socks

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9 thoughts on “Bliss Softening Socks Review

  1. Though I like the idea of this, it seems like a lot of money for something you can make a DIY version of! It is about time we start pampering our feet, warm weather is coming soon enough… at least I hope so. :)

  2. Dia

    I wonder if it would be a bad idea to walk around in these because the inside is a little slippery, making you unstable when you walk. But then, I can be a bit of a klutz to begin with…

    I swear I have a pair of Hue socks like this, only they’re a lot smaller. They barely cover the bottom of my feet, so I feel like they’re going to come off when I’m sleeping. I have to wear another pair of socks on top of those softening socks, which is a little annoying. The Bliss socks sound like they wouldn’t have the same problem since they’re actually *sock-sized*.

    • I walked to the door mid-review, because the doorbell rang, and it was kind of an odd experience, LOL. It’s not slippery so much as just weird. I’m a klutz, but I think you could walk in them. Haven’t tried the Hue socks – even though they don’t cover your feet, do they at least work?

      • Dia

        The Hue softening socks are OK, but I honestly feel like the lotion you use in conjunction with them matters more. But I do have pretty much the opposite of baby feet, so I need all the moisturizing I can get!

  3. Luisafer

    Sounds nice!!! my feet are not that bad, even though a nice softening treatment never hurts, love the soft feeling!!! where can I get this???

    • Wherever Bliss is carried — Blue Mercury, BlissSpa.com (official site), Nordstrom, Sephora, Beauty.com… lol, most major beauty retailers carry Bliss :)

  4. Bath and Body Works has Shea socks. They cost something between 3 to 5 bucks a pair and they work extremely well. I dont see the need of spending that much

  5. Karen

    can this be reuse again for multiple times or is it only for 1 time usage? like will the gel work again for the 2nd wear? if its only 1 time, i think its rather expensive.