Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks Review

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The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are an excellent option for someone looking for a pair of casual, everyday socks. They are great for a plethora of activities, whether you’re heading to the gym or going to work.

The socks are super comfortable and lightweight, giving you a pleasant experience while you’re out and about. The problem, however, is that they are thin and not as durable as most would like. They do have reinforced heels and toes, but that doesn’t stop them from suffering premature wear and tear. The cheap cost of the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks helps make up for the poor durability, but it can still be annoying when you have to replace your socks.

Thanks to the spandex band that wraps around the middle of the foot, they offer a little arch support. You might not think that’s a big deal when it comes to your socks, but once you try it, you will love it. It helps increase the overall comfort level of the socks.

For the most part, customers can appreciate the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks. They are a decent pair of socks for the casual wearer.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Affordable price tag

Arch support

All day comfort

Great brand

Simple style

Cons

Thin material

Prone to holes

Brand

Fruit of the Loom dates back to 1851 when Robert and Benjamin Knight purchased a mill in Rhode Island. A couple of years later, in 1856, they named the company Fruit of the Loom and started producing muslin (cotton fabric). They sold their material to a local cloth shop where they painted fruit on the bolts of cloth, the apple was the most popular and became the prominent fruit in their logo.

Things were a little worrisome for the company in the 90s when there was downsizing in the American textile industry. This happened due to the North America Free Trade Agreement. Fruit of the Loom had to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, but that didn't keep them down for long. They were bought out by another company that brought them back from financial ruin.

They are one of the largest manufacturers of underwear, t-shirts, and fleece for activewear. You would be hardpressed to find someone who hasn't heard of this brand at least once in your life. Even if you've never used their products, chances are you have at least heard of them.

Fruit of the Loom is a trusted brand for a reason. They produce excellent quality products that offer fantastic comfort. They provide affordable clothing that customers love.

Versatility

There is almost nothing that you cannot do while wearing these great socks. They are super comfortable and lightweight. The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are generally worn for casual use. Most customers will wear these socks as their everyday casual pair. Wearing them with their boots or sneakers.

If you want a heavy and thick pair of socks to wear with your work boots or to keep your feet warm, there are better options out there that will serve your purposes a little better. Additionally, you can wear them to the office as business casual, but most opt for a pair of dress socks for those situations.

The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are perfect for your casual activities, however. They fit in really well in your sneakers, whether heading to the gym or running errands. They're even ideal for lounging around the house on cold days that you want to keep your feet warm.

Comfort

Most consumers can agree that the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are super comfortable. The soft materials that make up the socks ensure that they are going to feel great on your feet, giving you a pleasant experience all the way around.

The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks aren't very thick, but that doesn't seem to take away from the comfort. They are the perfect thickness to give you a little padding underfoot without feeling too bulky on your feet.

Of course, there are some customers who didn't find them as comfortable as they were expecting. Most of that has to do with the way the socks fit, staying that they were a bit too tight on their calves. Additionally, the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks will start to develop holes in the heels occasionally, which will cause discomfort while you're wearing them.

Support

When you are shopping around for socks, support might not seem like the most important thing to look for. People don't realize how great it is to find a nice and supportive pair of socks until they actually experience it.

For the most part, customers think that the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks give them a decent amount of support under their arches. There is a band that goes around the center of the foot, feeling a little tighter in that area to give you extra support there.

Of course, there are some reviewers who didn't think that they offered the support they were expecting, but that is more the exception than the rule.

Materials

Fruit of the Loom uses a mixture 98% polyester and 2% spandex in these crew socks. They use ultra soft yarns in their socks to give you fantastic comfort. They are lightweight and breathable, giving you a fantastic feeling all day long.

The materials of the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are a bit on the thin side. If you want thicker socks, there are always other options.

Breathability

Breathability is essential in your socks; you don't want your feet to start to overheat and feel like they're suffocating inside of your shoes. That isn't a problem that you will have to worry about with the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks.

Air can flow easily into these socks so you can be sure to stay nice and cool while you're wearing them. Since the primary materials used in the construction are polyester, they aren't as breathable as they could be, but they still offer decent ventilation. Of course, most of that is going to be dependent on the breathability of your shoes. If you are wearing shoes while wearing these socks, you need to make sure that air can flow through them; otherwise, the ventilation of the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks becomes pointless.

In addition to the breathability, the socks also wick moisture away to help keep you dry. Instead of absorbing your sweat from your feet, it will simply bead up and roll off the materials, allowing it to evaporate quicker. Keeping your feet dry and cool is essential to your comfort level.

Durability

When shopping around for socks, you want to try to find a pair that is durable. It can be frustrating to buy a pair and then have them rip and tear on your after wearing them only a couple of times.

Unfortunately, customers were not pleased with the durability of the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks. They are thin, as mentioned above, so they tend to wear down faster than average. Yes, they do have reinforced heels and toes, but that doesn't seem to stop them from quickly wearing down anyway.

It gets annoying when you're out and about and feel your toes poke through your socks, or you feel your heel through the bottom of your socks. It's unfortunate because these socks are super comfortable, but the short lifespan puts a damper on things.

Care

Wearing socks can be stinky business. A lot of people experience sweaty and smelly feet, which will transfer over to your socks. It's essential to wash them regularly so you can stay feeling as clean and fresh as possible.

Thankfully, the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are machine washable, making the cleaning process super easy, washing them is barely an inconvenience. Not only can you throw them in the wash, but the dryer is safe as well. Just toss your socks in with the rest of your laundry, and you are good to go.

As long as you are washing your socks regularly, you can stay fresh.

Value

The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks have a pretty decent price tag. When considering the price per pair, you are getting a great deal on these socks, lower than the average pair you would find from the competitors.

The problem with the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks, however, is that they are not the most durable. You might not be spending a lot of money on them, but they will need replacing after only a short time. You might not be saving yourself a lot of money in the long run.

There are mixed comments about whether or not the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are a good value. Some customers love them and say they are well worth it while others would not think to buy them again. It seems to be more of personal preference.

Style

The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks have the basic form of a crew sock. They are ribbed at the top of the ankles, which is typical for this type of product.

They feature gray soles that will help hide any stains. If you like to walk around in just your socks, then the bottoms of your socks will get a bit dirty. This will only help mask some of that dirt, giving you the appearance of a clean pair of socks.

The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are available in both black and white so you can pick the color that you prefer. Whichever color you choose, however, does have the gray bottom.

Fit

You want to make sure that your socks fit you properly. It can become uncomfortable and irritation if you wear a pair of ill-fitting socks. When it comes to the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks, there are some varying reviews.

Most customers believe that their socks fit them pretty well. They have a bit of spandex mixed in with the polyester to give them a little stretch. This will help give you a snug and secure fit, as well as a little extra arch support where you need it.

On the other hand, there are some consumers who stated the socks were too tight and didn't fit them very well at all. They commented that the leg of the socks was way too tight, even on their thin calves. Yes, there is spandex in the construction, and they have a little stretch to them, but also with that, they felt too tight.

If you are someone with thick calves, the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks might not be the right choice for you. According to customers, they will probably be too tight around your legs, causing you discomfort.

The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks only have one size option, so if that doesn't work for you, then you will want to find something different. They can accommodate customers with a shoe size between 6 and 12.

Bottom Line

The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks are a decent pair of casual socks that most customers love. They are super comfortable, giving you a great experience throughout the day. The soft yarns that make up the socks are lightweight and provide you with fantastic comfort.

The price is right with the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks. The cost per pair is on the low end of the spectrum when you compare them to the competitors. The problem, however, is you tend to get what you pay for. They aren't the most durable pair of socks out there and will rip and tear easily. If you want something that is going to last then, they might not be the best option for you. However, if you want something cheap to get you through, then, yes, they are perfect.

You can wear these socks just about anywhere, for any occasion. Whether you are hitting the gym or going to work, they are a perfect choice. They are thin and breathable, keeping you fresh throughout the day. The Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks feature moisture wicking properties that will also help keep your feet dry, even if you're hitting the gym and sweating up a storm.

Overall, the Fruit of the Loom Crew Socks aren't a bad pair of socks. Yes, there are some customers who weren't pleased, but more often than not, people loved them.