Everyone should own something MINT.
Something first class and fresh, and on the finer side of life. We wanted to make that something accessible, choice, and utile. And what’s more utile than socks?
Three years ago we came up with an idea to intertwine mid-mod designs and colors into cycling socks. Our reasoning was that you can never truly replicate an original mid-century modern fabric, design, or piece of furniture because there’s an emotion attached to the original and to the era. We know there are emotions attached to some material things - ie. a bicycle. We hope that you attach some emotion to ours.
Some will stay and some will go. Some are limited edition, one run only. Some will stick around because our shop orders will want to reorder. One thing is for certain though -- newly MINTed socks will always be in process.
IT’S TIME TO GET MINT[ED].
$Twenty two will get you a pair of newly minted socks. We’ve washed ours hundreds of times and we can’t seem to make them sag, deform, or discolor. We definitely can’t spin cycle the shape out of them. Speaking of spin cycle: if you want your MINTs to maintain their height, don't put them in the dryer!
These days twenty-two bucks is not a ton of coin for finely knit threads but it's still twenty-two bucks and that could be spent on tacos. So if you choose to buy MINTs instead of tacos, then thank you.
We also give back. For every pair of socks, a percentage goes to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, also known as NICA. Jump here to our SpinCycle News to read more about NICA.
And just to note...when our socks ship directly from us to you they’ll arrive in what we think is an uber mod reusable button and string-tie box. This is the type of box you might have seen sitting on the art director’s desk at one of those 1950s advertising firms. If you weren’t born yet – and most of us weren’t - then maybe you saw one on Mad Men. We hope you'll want to reuse it.
NICA first. And foremost. #morekidsonbikes