As a lifelong fan of Oprah, I turn to her annual Favorite Things list as my go-to shopping guide for must-have items. When I saw that the brand Cozy Earth made its way onto her list for the fifth year in a row, I knew I had to give it a try. I first ordered the Waffle Bath Towels that made this year's list and, after falling in love with them, decided to give last year's pick, The Plush Lounge Socks, a try. I am now obsessed. Luckily, the sock sets are currently marked down at the brand’s site-wide New Year's sale, so you can get the luxuriously soft socks for as little as $15 a pair.
Once again, Oprah was right on with her rec. “These cushy knit socks for lounging or every day come in trios of terrific colors and not only make you feel like you’re walking on clouds but also use temperature-regulating technology to keep feet from overheating,” said the media mogul. After that testimonial, how could you not want to slip into a pair of the crew-length socks?
Made from an ultra-plush blend of viscose from bamboo, polyester and elastane, the socks are silky soft and cozy. They have a thick, plush feel to them but are super-breathable, so they keep my feet warm and toasty without them getting hot and sweaty. The brand uses an enhanced weave that prevents pilling, and I can confirm that I’ve machine-washed and dried mine several times and they still look and feel brand new.
In fact, they are so snuggly that I’ve worn a pair every day since I got them. I’ve styled the plush socks with everything from sneakers and boots to Birkenstock clogs. Plus, I always have a pair on while I’m lounging at home.
And it’s not just me and Oprah who are fans. Cozy Earth shoppers have given the socks a stellar 4.9 overall rating, with one five-star fan calling them “the softest socks on Earth.” Another said their feet “are in heaven.” A third declared: “These are the best feeling socks I have ever worn. Love how they feel and the warmth they provide.”
Sold in a pack of three, the socks come in sizes XS/S and M/L and in five color combinations. I already have two different color packs and am using this sale as an opportunity to stock up on the other three colors for way less. Normally, a set of three would cost $55, but right now you can snag it for just $44, or about $15 a pair. Shop the ultra-cozy socks at a discount while you can.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.