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What's with the year stitched into these DeFeet socks?(5 posts)

What's with the year stitched into these DeFeet socks?TypeOne
Jun 24, 2003 8:35 PM
Is there an expiration date or something? I notice a pair of these Air-E-Ator socks are from 2001 and probably need to be updated with the 2003 model! I think I can tell when it's time to replace socks - thanks, though. I don't see many dramatic changes over the years on these things when I glance through cycling catalogs, so I have to wonder why they bother to tell when these socks were created.
... never noticed but...Akirasho
Jun 24, 2003 8:49 PM
... manufacturers use dates to track lots... for various reasons including quality and recall issues... If a problem were caught soon enough after manufacture... it's easier to trace down the source if you know the date and place...

Be the bike.
Like a good wine - vintage. (nm)jesse1
Jun 25, 2003 2:12 AM
You have a right to know when you're buying New Old Sox. nmdzrider
Jun 25, 2003 4:32 AM
Some do, some don'tFez
Jun 25, 2003 5:21 AM
Some of the designs are so goofy that I tried turning the ankle cuff down a bit to hide the design. And my ankles then said "2003."

I think the solid colors and some special runs that were made for bike clubs don't have the date stamp.