Zkano Basic & Sport Aspire - cushioned organic cotton crew socks - black organic-socks-made-in-usa

Aspire - Cushioned Organic Cotton Crew Socks - Black

Regular price$16
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Details

The Aspire is not your typical basic crew sock. This sock conforms to your foot and keeps its shape wear after wear.  The extra deep heel pocket and the plush terry lined foot work together to provide optimum fit, maximum support and over-the-top comfort.

  • Made in Alabama, USA
  • Foot Hugging Fit
  • Retains Shape & Elasticity Over Time
  • Family owned & operated, since 1991 
  • Comprised of 80% certified organic cotton, 15% nylon and 5% elastic
  • Manufactured in small batches at our family mill in Fort Payne, Alabama from organic cotton grown on U.S. farms, spun and dyed with low-impact dyes in the Carolinas.

Sustainability

Quality Materials. Sustainable Process.

Choosy. Meticulous. Uncompromising. When it comes to our materials and manufacturing, these all apply. We start with the highest quality materials, like organic cotton that is dyed with low-impact dyes. Our certified organic cotton is grown on farms in the Southern U.S. by farmers we actually know. After harvest, our cotton travels to the Carolinas where it is spun and dyed before arriving at our mill in Alabama.
 
We knit socks in very small batches at our family owned and operated mill. Our team of ten (including Mom and Dad) run the manufacturing process from start to finish. And, because our entire operation is under one roof, we're able to constantly monitor quality through each step of the process, minimize waste and deliver a stellar product. We do it all because we know a better process makes a better sock. 
 
We like to keep it all close to home. Our packaging, labels and marketing materials are printed within a small radius of our mill in Alabama and Georgia. 

Giving and Recycling. Our irregular socks are donated to homelessness shelters and community organizations in Alabama.

We have some socks that are not fit for donations. These, along with any manufacturing waste, are repurposed or recycled. When recycled, these are transformed into fiber used for carpet padding in the automotive industry. 
 
We can recycle your old socks too! For more info, please see our zkano Recycles page.

Made in America since 2009
Knit with U.S. Grown Organic Cotton
Family sock makers

Size guide

Women’s U.S. Shoe Size Men’s U.S. Shoe Size
Medium 5.5 – 9.5 4 – 7.5
Large 10 – 13 8 – 12.5
XL 13+ 13 – 15

Womens Sock Heights

Womens sock heights

For women’s sock sizing, we offer 6 options: knee-high, calf height, crew, anklet, micro-anklet and no-show.

Mens Sock Heights

Mens Sock Heights

For men’s sock sizing, we offer 4 options: over the calf, crew, ankle, and no-show.

Care instructions

   Organic Cotton Socks & Merino Wool Socks

  • Turn inside out before washing to help prevent pilling
  • Machine wash cold water with like colors
  • Tumble dry on low heat to preserve the life of your socks and keep them soft over time. *We highly recommend line drying our wool socks.
  • Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.

Shipping

We offer these convenient shipping options for you.

  • FREE Standard Shipping on U.S. Orders Over $75 
  • USPS Ground Advantage & USPS Priority Mail
  • ups Ground & 2 Day Air 
  • All Orders placed after 12pm Central on Friday will ship on Monday. We do not ship orders over the weekend. 

    Orders that qualify for free shipping typically ship via USPS. If you do not want to use USPS, you can upgrade to another shipping option for additional cost at checkout. 

    Shipping rates are calculated by weight and the carrier & service selected at checkout. 

    All orders are processed Monday - Friday and ship in 1-2 business days. We strive to ship your order the same day it was placed or the next business day.

    Some order processing and delivery times may vary during the month of December.

    Shipping rates and specials apply to orders from the Continental United States only.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we will be happy to assist you.


    Returns

    We are happy to return any full price item that is unworn (not tried on the foot), unwashed and returned to us within 15 days from time of original receipt. Socks must be returned to us in the condition they were received, with labels fully intact.

    Socks are a base layer and due to the nature of feet, we cannot sell returned socks that have been tried on. If you have any concerns about sizing, please reach out to us before removing your socks from their original packaging, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Please email us within 15 days of receiving your order and we will issue a Return Authorization. Include the original packing slip or your full name and order number with your shipment so that we can process your refund quickly.

    Domestic orders- Should you wish to have a shipping label emailed to you, we are happy to do so. If our shipping label is used, we will deduct a $5.00 shipping charge from your refund amount.

    • The original shipping charge and return shipping fees are non refundable. 
    • Sale items are final and not returnable.
    • Exchanges are not available at this time. 

    If the return meets the above requirements, we will refund your account within seven days of receipt of the returned items; you will be notified by email once your refund is issued. Please note that it can take up to seven additional days for the refund to appear on your account. 

    We reserve the right to reject any returns that do not meet these requirements. If your return is not accepted, it will be sent back at the customer's expense and a refund will not be issued.

    We do not take responsibility for any items lost during the return shipping.

    Ship returns to: 

    Emi-G Knitting
    Attn: zkano Returns
    1715 Airport Road
    Fort Payne, AL 35968

    If you have any questions about returns, please contact us.

    Ask a question

    Customer service hours are Monday through Friday 8-4:30pm Central Standard Time. For questions, concerns or comments, please email us or call 256-845-9801 Ext. 1. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Jean (Detroit, US)
    Husband likes these socks

    When my husband needed new white crew socks and he found that his usual brand drastically reduced the cotton content, I suggested he try Zkanos. He order two three-packs and says he likes them!

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    Paul

    These socks fit great and give all-day comfort. I would buy again!

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    Jonathan

    Best socks I’ve ever had!

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    Patrick Bell (Loveland, US)
    Great Quality - Will Definitely Buy Again.

    We bought these for our two boys. We are seeking to make small steps towards having "a little less" toxins in our life as well as a conviction to begin buying things as locally as possible, emphasizing small businesses when we can. We were excited to try out zkano socks and we have been impressed with the quality and durability of the socks so far. Our boys love them. We love that these black socks do NOT leave trails of black fuz around our house like the previous "big box" store brands. Thank you!

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    E.K. (New Hartford, US)
    Soft & Fluffy

    Great to find high Cotton content, made in USA. These socks really are super plush and comfortable. They are thick though, so use for sneakers or generously fitting boots.

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    LRM (Springfield, US)
    the best socks ever

    These socks are great! Soft and cushy, and neither limp nor tight. Very comfortable. These will be my go-to sport socks from now on.

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    Billy Brock (West Jefferson, US)
    Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina

    Fine made sock. Good fit. Quality materials. AMERICAN made! Glad to support a Southern family business. Roll Tide!
    My first order but surely not my last.

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    Dawn Schuhknecht (Ontonagon, US)
    Great quality

    I bought my husband three pair of the black aspires socks after his Costco sock got holes after a few short months. It was apparent right away that these socks were going to last a lot longer. He thinks they are comfortable but does wish that the top of the sock was a little tighter because he wears them with work boots.

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    Brenda Berry (Lawrenceburg, US)
    One happy shoppe!

    When I read an article in our local Alabama Area Magazine highlighting a locally owned company with a young female responsible for the companies success, I had to try your socks for myself. I am so glad I did! The quality of your socks far exceeds any cotton socks I have ever purchased. Thank for continuing the commitment our forefathers possessed by manufacturing a quality product which is said to last thirteen years!

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    Brett Michael Bronson (Jacksonville Beach, US)
    Best socks ever!

    These socks fit my feet great! The design of them must be perfect because they hug from the toes on up through the foot and leg. Most name brand socks have yet to tackle the problem of the front of the sock, where the stitching bundles at the top, when I put my feet into shoes. These socks passed that test. And these socks do not make my feet itch, like most popular name brands do, because of the excess polyester and other garbage ingredients in them. Worth every extra dollar to go the extra mile with these in my book!