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    Sport Kilt kilt hose (socks)

    Basically I need a pair of kelly green hose to match a shirt I have. The only place I've found kelly green hose is Sport Kilt. I've read the reviews, that basically these are athletic socks, and as I only really need them for one day, the price is right. What I'd like to know is if anyone has experience with them as hose on a regular basis, since they are buy three get one free, and I've only got two pair of hose at the moment. If they don't completely suck, why not, yeah? Otherwise, I'll get the one I need and call it a day.

    Related question, does anyone know where I can score some white flashes? All I can find is solid colors and tartans. Again, this is probably for one day that I'd need them (I just think the white flashes on the green hose would look good, as the shirt is green with white lettering).

    And I suppose while I've got your attention, my boys are getting kilts for Christmas, and they'll need hose, but with growing boys, affordability is key, as they won't last long. Anyone point me in the direction of affordable children's hose (or socks passable as hose) in a variety of colors? The boys are eight and six.

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    I haven't tried them yet, but the reviews seems positive in terms of fit and staying up. Looking through at the customer pics, some of the darker colors look thin to me. Some of the reviews mentioned using them for daily wear, so it seems like they'd be versatile if you go for the deal and decided you didn't like them for use with your kilt.
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    I have 2 pairs of socks from Sport Kilt. Like you said, the price is good. And yes, they are good quality athletic socks. In my opinion, they do not really work for times when you want to dress up a bit, but for just the day, they should do well for you. I bought gray and bottle green (I think) and have worn the green ones once. If I was a highland athlete, I would probably wear them a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadkill View Post
    I have 2 pairs of socks from Sport Kilt. Like you said, the price is good. And yes, they are good quality athletic socks. In my opinion, they do not really work for times when you want to dress up a bit, but for just the day, they should do well for you. I bought gray and bottle green (I think) and have worn the green ones once. If I was a highland athlete, I would probably wear them a lot.
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    well, that comes from poor judgement."
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    My big caveat is that I donít really know what you are wearing them for. Iím guessing a sporting or school type related event since you mentioned the writing on your shirt. That said.....

    The sportkilt socks you are talking about are ďokĒ in my opinion. They are a looser weave and definitely not traditional dress socks, so Iíve found the color a little see through, they do wear out in the heel and toe, and you do need the garter up top to hold them up.

    I wear them them sometimes when I curl, particularly because they are versatile in going from my Piping at an event to playing in it. I DO NOT use them for running or Highland games type events because they slip in the heel and ball of foot and fall easily. For that type of activity, I use over calf UnderArmour socks. I can usually get a size bit or just pull hard to get them high enough to wrap over the garters. UA ands started slapping logos all over their socks, but you may be able to find a pair with it on the foot or high enough that the wrap over covers it. I looked but couldnít find Kelly Green quickly - I did find these to give you an idea of what I mean though :

    https://hitadouble.com/products/twin...waAva7EALw_wcB

    Hopefully that helps, and if not, at least provides some thought.

    Rob

    Pardon my spelling errors, I am doing this from an iPhone and canít see the entire field while typing or editing. E.g - ďa size butĒ should say ďa size bigĒ
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalesLax View Post
    My big caveat is that I donít really know what you are wearing them for. Iím guessing a sporting or school type related event since you mentioned the writing on your shirt.
    It's for a walkathon to raise money for researching a cure for a genetic disorder. Our team shirt is kelly green with white writing.

    Thanks everyone; I appreciate the input.
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    If you are looking for a dark green may I suggest taking a look at one of our forum advertisers, House of Cheviot.

    https://www.houseofcheviot.com/highland-hose?color=63
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    I haven't done a walk-a-thon (good luck, by the way), but I've run and curled (which involves quite a lot of fast walking), and my guess is that for walking, the SportKilt ones will be fine, but my guess is the athletic socks like UnderArmour would be more comfortable. Just my $0.02, but to answer your question, as a one off for a walk-a-thon, they should work fine. I'd be curious about how you feel they hold up after the event as well, just as another data point.

    Rob


    Quote Originally Posted by Powermac View Post
    It's for a walkathon to raise money for researching a cure for a genetic disorder. Our team shirt is kelly green with white writing.

    Thanks everyone; I appreciate the input.

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    Unless they've upgraded recently SportKilt sox are athletic sox. You'll find a wide selection in the soccer section of a large sporting goods store. Probably less expensive with same quality too.

    If any of the high schools in the Charlotte area have school colors that include kelly green, find a sporting goods store near that high school and you'll probably find some.
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    I stopped by Sport Kilt today and decided to buy a pair of their black basic "kilt hose" to evaluate them. They are basically a high quality athletic sock. The foot is very cushy and comfortable. The fit is tight on the calf. I would recommend them if you want an athletic, casual option and don't have large calves.

    In contrast, I was wearing my new Lewis kilt hose from House of Cheviot in tartan red. The owner really liked them. Anyway, they are definitely in a different category.

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