Fox River Mills

America’s oldest sock brand, Fox River Mills crafts its socks in a 250,000 square foot facility in Osage, Iowa. As the company notes on its its website, “During its first 60 years, Fox River manufactured socks, mittens and gloves primarily for hunters, fishermen and lumberjacks.” In short, people who need a dependable source of warmth and padding for the feet.

I too know Fox River socks through outdoor experiences. They’ve been with me to the top of Kilimanjaro. They’ve traversed the Kungsleden in Arctic Sweden. They’ve kept my feet warm on a cold November section hike on the Appalachian Trail in Virgina. And they’ve been a regular companion on my weekend hikes of the Lone Star Hiking Trail in Southeast Texas.

My Fox River socks in the tent vestibule on Mt. Kilimanjaro

But socks are not Fox River’s only product.

As Frannie now goes to school in more northerly latitudes, a warm pair of gloves is a must. So to Fox River Mills we turned for their mid-weight ragg gloves.

The gloves come in any color you want, as long as it’s brown tweed. Never mind the limited palette; they go with virtually everything.




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