Center City resident Kevin Clerkin, 28, a former finance guy and self-described “life-long sock enthusiast,” is using Kickstarter to fund his first foray into fashion. Walk On…Socks With Sole is a line of dress socks for men with detailed designs on the soles — for example, woven moons that let you “walk on the moon” and eggshells to, well, you get it.
The socks are 80-percent cotton, 15-percent nylon and 5-percent spandex. They’re also 14-inches long, which, Clerkin says, is longer than the sock norm and helps them stay up instead of bunching down.
Pledge $16 through Kickstarter and you’ll get one pair of socks; $38 or more gets you three pairs (one pair each of the initial three designs available). In the future, Clerkin plans to sell the socks through www.walkonsocks.com.