Tory Burch Travel Socks - No More Barefooting Through TSA
It's disgusting, really. Despite paying outrageous prices for airfare, your luxury trip always includes padding in stockings or -- ew -- bare feet through TSA. Tory Burch, after gauging demand on Twitter, has invented a solution: Tory Burch Travel Socks. And they're pretty cute. Let's have a look and see if these are practical or just a gimmick.
It's certainly fun to open the bag. Like a care package on an international flight, the Tory Burch Travel Socks come in a neat little pouch, about 5" by 5", with a small, weighty goldtone clip, toggle and signature dangle. Would it be a pain to bring this pouch along on a flight? No. It squashes pretty flat, and if your carry-on is truly stuffed to the gills, you can just clip it to the strap.
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The real question, of course, is "At what point do you put these on?" If your achilles heel is getting caught in flip flops at TSA, do you remove your shoes, then take out your Tory Burch Travel Socks pouch, put them on, then go through the TSA scanner? That's a surefire way to get shouted at by hurried, grumpy fellow travelers. The last thing you want to do is hold up the line.
We think these socks are adorable, but really, you should try to remember that you have them, and don them, pre-airport (and that means no flip flops at all -- and no sandals unless you're down with socks-in-sandals). That way, they take no extra time when you get to airport security. If you're a true germaphobe, after you're through the checkpoint, you can remove them and put them in the pouch (to wash away whatever was on the airport floor later).
But you know what else works for that? Regular socks. It might be wiser to just brave security as usual and make these your special airplane socks. Either way, they really are charming, and they make a terrific gift for someone who's headed on a long journey.
The Tory Burch Travel Socks are one-size-fits-all, and are available from ToryBurch.com for $48.00.