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Evolve Your Wardrobe with These Pokémon Socks

Pokémon Fashion

Here comes a new line of Pokémon socks, proper grown-up quality socks from Socks Appeal Japan. A total of 12 designs are on offer, featuring nine different Pocket Monster Species. The numbers don’t match because Pikachu gets multiple versions, but we can’t imagine anyone complaining about seeing more of the franchise mascot.

That’s not to say Pikachu is trying to hog the spotlight, though. In addition to his single-species dark navy, gray, white, and navy socks, Pikachu also shares space with his evolved form, Raichu, and pre-evolved form, Pichu, on two other designs (unfortunately, Gorochu’s non-canon status means he’s left out).

Moving away from the Pikachu family tree, marketing darling Eevee is, of course, represented…

as is the original starter trio of Bulbasaur…


and Squirtle.

Rounding out the lineup are mysterious Mew…

and pretty-pink Purin, or Jigglypuff, to use the Pocket Monster’s alliteration-busting English-release name.

The Pokémon socks are made from a cotton blend (67 percent cotton, 26 percent nylon, four percent polyester, and three percent polyurethane) and can be ordered online here directly from Socks Appeal, where they’re priced at 1,650 yen (US$15) a pair, or purchased at branches of lifestyle sore Loft’s Shibuya, Ikebukuro, or Kichijoji branches in Tokyo, or its Yokohama, Kyoto, Kobe, or Umeda (Osaka) locations.

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