LAST GASP: Do Electric Socks Sheathe Robotic Feet?

February 8, 2010 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Today I found a most interesting item advertised in the window of Cato’s Army Navy Store: battery-operated socks.

I am a big fan of Cato’s. Who cannot help but love an establishment which proudly advertises that they have women’s camouflage t-shirts in stock? Needless to say I went inside and inquired about said socks.

Me: I noticed you have battery-operated socks. May I see them?
Saleslady: They’re there.
Me: Where?
Saleslady: Right in front of you.

And so they were. A men’s size large, to be exact.

Do you have these in a smaller size?

I inquired.

Younger saleslady: We have them in medium. That comes out to a women’s size 10 1/2 – 12.
Me: That’s way too big. I’m a 6- 6 1/2…
Both salesladies concur: You need an extra small.
Me: Methinks my husband is a size 9 or 10. I’ll buy the medium size.
Both salesladies: Let us know how they work, no one has bought them yet.
Me: Oh, I will. I want him to test them out on him before I buy a pair.

(knowing laughter)

I thought I had a real pisser to hit the Mister with this evening. $29.95 is a small price to pay for such merriment. I employed my usual tactic: I hit him minutes after he came home from work. It backfired. Miserably.

Me: I found something very interesting at Cato’s Army Navy Store.
The Mister: ???
Me: Battery-powered socks.

I’ve had these! They work great! In fact, they work so well you have to wear another pair of socks under them so you won’t burn your feet!

So there’s your product review per the Mister himself. If you’re in need of Lectra Sox head to Cato’s. Tell ’em Miss Mister Heather sent you.

Cato’s Army Navy Store
654 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mister Heather. Enjoy your Lectra Sox!

Miss Heather


4 Comments on LAST GASP: Do Electric Socks Sheathe Robotic Feet?

  1. SpillConspirator on Mon, 8th Feb 2010 8:35 pm
  2. I can absolutely picture the Mister in those socks!
    My hubby would only like them if they were remote control.
    Maybe remote socks are on the market?

  3. JGirl on Tue, 9th Feb 2010 5:08 pm
  4. I have been calling for a battery-powered COAT for years. Let me know if you find one of those!!!

  5. bitchcakes on Sat, 13th Feb 2010 3:30 pm
  6. OMG I can’t stop laughing!!!!

  7. al oof on Sun, 14th Feb 2010 10:49 pm
  8. my mom gave me a pair of these a few years ago. i never put batteries in them, but they were very warm on their own. i didn’t even think they were all that odd, by standards of things my mom gives me.

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