All of Kihachiro Sho socks are made in Nara, Japan (also known as "The Sock City")
by the craftsmen who have been perfecting the art of socks for over 100 years.
The board reads "Koryo-City, The Sock City"
1. Heritage of our Craftsmen
Our socks are made by highly-skilled craftsmen of which is the biggest difference between us and mass-produced commercial socks. They’ve crafted socks for more than 100 years and many of our craftsmen come from three generations of sock makers. They are the backbone of our quality.
2. Fine Nylon Back-thread
Unlike T-shirts, it’s necessary for socks to hug the foot gently or firmly. We use the high quality nylon thread as “back-thread” to provide the comfortable fit and durability for socks made of any materials. Our experienced craftsmen can combine fine nylon back-thread to create more comfortable socks.
3. Fresh Rubber
Typically, the rubber lasts for about 4 to 5 years from the day it’s manufactured. Deterioration of rubber may cause the socks to fall off or give you an uncomfortable itch. To prevent this from happening, we make our socks in small portion and do not carry inventory that are over a year old.