If you want just about every item of clothing you wear on the bike to have a safety feature, you're in luck... as you can now get reflective socks courtesy of Victory Chimp and See.Sense.
Both brands are based in Northern Ireland, and these socks are made for cyclists who want to be seen on their commute and also get away with wearing them in the office due to the subtle design. They're made from Italian fabric, with a 6" cuff and soft, high-wicking fabric and a padded footbed for extra comfort. The fit is the same as Victory Chimp's core sock range, with the reflective yarn woven into the 'city stripes' print.
Victory Chimp is owned by designer and illustrator Ryan O'Reilly, offering a range of cycle-specific art prints and clothing. See.Sense began life as a Kickstarter project for an intelligent bike light, that was successfully funded and went into production in 2014. Their ICON light available since 2016 is visible from 2km away, weighs just 64g and is controllable via a smartphone, receiving a glowing road.cc review back in January 2016.
You can pick up some Reflective City Socks from Victory Chimp's website, in charcoal or navy colours, for £13 a pair.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.