Product Information FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my socks last?
Unlike synthetic, mass produced socks, which wear out quickly and lose their shape, Lindner Socks are made by our tenth-generation sock maker, Andrew Lindner, using high-quality natural fibres on traditional, vintage machines before they are individually hand-finished and quality checked.
This commitment to quality and craftsmanship ensures Linder Socks last for years, if properly cared for. For more information on what makes Lindner Socks long-lasting, please see Caring For Your Socks and Apparel. You may also wish to view our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/C-lRaB9kpsY
Are the socks itchy?
No. Itchy socks can often be attributed to the fibres used. Starting from the farm, the selection and processing of natural fibres has a huge impact on your feet and the longevity of your socks. Fibres that are not too fine, but that combine strength and comfort are the best for socks.
At Lindner Socks, we look for a fibre diameter that is strong enough to produce hard wearing socks, yet soft enough that it doesn’t cause itchiness or discomfort. For more information about what goes into our socks, please see Sock Construction.
How thick are your socks?
Our socks come in a range of thickness and styles, including: Thick, Full Cushioned, Knee-High Thick Full-Cushioned, Medium Thickness Ribbed, Fine Knit and Ankle Socks in both Ribbed Merino Wool and Cotton.
For help choosing the correct sock style for you, please see Selecting Your Style.
Do you make kids socks?
While our Extra Small (XS) sized socks start at a children’s size 13, we do not currently make kids socks. However, work on a kids’ range is underway – so stay tuned!
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Do you make pure merino wool socks?
Yes! Our Stringybark socks in our Millpost X Lindner Collection are made from 100% pure permaculture merino wool grown by Millpost Merino in Bungendore NSW and spun and processed in New Zealand. As a 100% merino wool product with silk thread used for the toe seams, these socks will not last forever. However, they can be darned, and can be composted when no longer repairable.
In our Heritage and Tablelands Collections, we add a little nylon to the natural fibres used to allow for greater durability. Nylon can significantly prolong the life of a pair of socks, which means you need to replace your socks less often – a win for your wallet and the environment.
At Lindner Socks we aim to keep the nylon content in good balance with the natural fibre, so that the benefits of both are maximised and we can deliver comfortable, long-lasting socks to our customers.
We are currently investigating a natural and sustainable nylon replacement so that we can move away from synthetics for more comfortable and eco-friendly socks.
In our Luxury Collection, silk is added to the merino wool and alpaca fibres for strength, resulting in exceptional comfort and warmth.