John Malone’s socks are a classic, but they’re not going to get much attention this Christmas.
The brand’s iconic socks were created in the 1930s by a Canadian man named Jack Riehl.
They were made from wool and were one of the first to feature a woven pattern and the ability to stretch.
But now, thanks to the latest iteration of the socks, Malone and his family are embracing the technology to make socks that are as funny as they are fashionable.
According to the company, these socks will have “a special place in the annals of Canadian sock history.”
They’ll be available for $20 in stores and online at walgreens.com.
The new socks will be the company’s first foray into the $40-$60 price range.
According the company: “Jack Riehs socks were the first product of this era to include a woven stitch pattern.
This was unique at the time and has remained so since.”
Malone said that the socks will feature the “original Jack Rieslh design with a slightly modified look, but the result will be exactly what you see in the picture.”
“We wanted to make a product that was a little more personal, and that we would be able to share with our fans,” Malone said.
“We’ve had so many great reactions and so many people asking us, ‘Why would you do this?'”
The socks are the product of a partnership between Walgreen and Malone’s father, John Rieh, who was a designer in the early 1920s.
“Jack is a legend in Canadian sock industry history, and we’ve worked together for over 40 years to bring you these socks,” said Walgreed CEO Kevin Bales in a statement.
We are proud to be part of this legacy and can’t wait to bring them to the world.” “
It’s not just about the socks themselves, but also the partnership with John and his vision for these socks.
We are proud to be part of this legacy and can’t wait to bring them to the world.”
Malone and Riehr were both inspired to make the socks after reading an article in a newspaper.
The story recounted how a young Riehn was asked to design a sock.
“He wrote in his diary, ‘I wish I could have been a shoe designer,’ ” Malone said in a Walgree interview with The Wall Street Journal.
“That was the spark for this idea of using wool as a fabric for socks.”
When asked if the socks would be a hit, Malone said, “No.
I think the socks are going to be an incredible gift to the people of Canada.”