If you want just about every item of clothing you wear on the bike to have a safety feature, you're in luck... as you can now get reflective socks courtesy of Victory Chimp and See.Sense.
Both brands are based in Northern Ireland, and these socks are made for cyclists who want to be seen on their commute and also get away with wearing them in the office due to the subtle design. They're made from Italian fabric, with a 6" cuff and soft, high-wicking fabric and a padded footbed for extra comfort. The fit is the same as Victory Chimp's core sock range, with the reflective yarn woven into the 'city stripes' print.
Victory Chimp is owned by designer and illustrator Ryan O'Reilly, offering a range of cycle-specific art prints and clothing. See.Sense began life as a Kickstarter project for an intelligent bike light, that was successfully funded and went into production in 2014. Their ICON light available since 2016 is visible from 2km away, weighs just 64g and is controllable via a smartphone, receiving a glowing road.cc review back in January 2016.
You can pick up some Reflective City Socks from Victory Chimp's website, in charcoal or navy colours, for £13 a pair.
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