SOS Ambassador Program
SOS socks is building a network of influential
athletes from around the globe, whose goal is to inspire others to exchange
their average “sockwear” for the best performing socks on the planet. Our
ambassadors play a key role in communicating to others that strategically
designed socks can increase your athletic performance immensely, allowing you
to stay active for years and years.
This is done via social media, word of
mouth, and physical presence at well attended athletic events.
We are a community of people who are
passionate about living active lifestyles.
We want to make sure that you have the
right equipment to support you in the activities that you choose
(running/hiking/boarding/cycling specific socks).
If you are ready to share your passion
for SOS with others, we would love to hear from you! To be eligible to become a
Save Our Soles ambassador, please fill out an application that expresses to us
why you can represent our brand well!
ambassador is a passionate athlete who values high quality performance wear for
their active lifestyle.
fun an engaging concepts for social media posts
SOS socks in a professional manner, representing us in a way that is in keeping
with our brand goals.
of 10 social media posts/month representing the socks and how you use them/how
you share them
socks website link in your social media profile
connections with your local bike shops, running stores, athletic communities
on our current products and suggestions for new product development.
What you receive:
free pairs of socks to get you started
off of retail pricing as listed on website.
socks: A free pair of socks when we have new product, for you to try out and
give us feedback.
of you on our website, featuring who you are and what you are about.
SOS’ community is constantly growing, and we are always
looking for ways to give back to the people and places around us. We’ve
highlighted just a few of the things we do to give back.
|Stargate School Economics Unit|
We host the 3rd and 4th graders from
nearby Stargate School to help them during their economics unit. The students
learn the basics about purchasing materials, manufacturing, pricing, and sales
before they sit down for what has become a storied event – the StarGate Sock
Design Contest! Each student can submit his or her own design, and then the SOS
crew votes on the best design. We produce a small run of the socks for the
school to sell during their economic fair, and the proceeds go to a charity of
the 3rd and 4th graders' choice.
Lost Socks to the Homeless
Every so often – actually, more than you’d think – we make
an odd number of socks for an even number of feet. One here, one there, and
before you know it we have a box filled with lost socks. When the box is full,
when the weather gets cold, when a holiday comes around, or when we just plain
feel like it, we take the extra socks to local homeless shelters to help put socks on those
that cannot afford them.
Save Our Soles is proud to be a manufacturer in the great
state of Colorado, and we believe in taking care of the beautiful environment
that we work and play in. We are constantly making strides to create less
waste, use more environmentally-friendly materials in our processes, and
partner with other companies and organizations that do the same. Here are a few
of the major strides we’re taking to help the planet:
Performance is a top priority when choosing the materials to
make our socks, but in many cases we’re able to make choices that are good for
the environment as well. Here are some of the materials we’re using to knit,
and how using them helps our natural playgrounds.
One Merino sheep will produce enough yarn in one year to
knit about 50 pairs of socks! We source our wool from Australia and New
Zealand, where there are over 4 times the number of sheep as there are people.
Bamboo is a fast-growing member of the grass family that can
grow up to 3 feet in a single day and requires no pesticides or water to
flourish. Once planted, its vast root system allows for it to be harvested over
and over again without being replanted. Cotton, on the other hand, requires a
boatload of chemicals and over 900 gallons of water to make a single pound of
Invista, the pioneers of CoolMax, created this custom blend
exclusively for Save Our Soles by recycling post-consumer plastic bottles to
make a CoolMax material. Instead of ending up in landfills or the Pacific
Ocean, SOS has made it possible for those used bottles to end up on your feet
as you enjoy the outdoors.
RAGBRAI Bike Ride
RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa,
is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Eight Iowa communities along the RAGBRAI route serve as “host” communities for overnight stays. Thousands of people come from all over to experience this ride. Heading into its
43rd year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest
bicycle touring event in the world. http://ragbrai.com/
The Denver Post Ride the Rockies
The annual bike ride that takes place in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. http://ridetherockies.com/
||Tour de Palm Springs
Tour de Palm Springs is a CVSPIN-sponsored event designed to raise money
for nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley. Each year the
organizers hope to support more than 100 local charities with money
Palm Springs’ famous weather, gorgeous mountain scenery and thousands of
bike riders, make the Tour de Palm Springs a fundraising event like no
The CABDA EXPO is a trade-only event focused on bicycles, parts
& accessories, and educational training for bike retailers and their
staff. Due to our preseason timing and small footprint, our goal is to
put an emphasis on one-on-one contacts as well as providing an ideal
venue for sales and seminars. http://cabda.net/
||Subaru Sea Otter Classic
Known as a sprawling and energetic “celebration of cycling”, Sea
Otter is cycling’s North American season opener. Professional and
amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to
participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events.
Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic
champions attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.The Sea Otter Classic also hosts the largest consumer bike exposition
in North America. The Expo holds hundreds of vendors who display new
products, distribute free samples, and offer great bargains. The
four-day, action-packed festival includes an international food court,
entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and carnival activities for
children. The Sea Otter Classic is located in Monterey County, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. http://www.seaotterclassic.com/
||Hotter 'N Hell 100
The Hotter’N Hell Hundred is one of the oldest and largest cycling
events in the nation. Fitness oriented riders and bicycle racers will
come to Wichita Falls, Texas, from virtually every state and several
foreign countries. Several things happen during the Hotter’N Hell weekend. The activities
that comprise the HHH are: Registration, Consumer Show, Spaghetti
Dinner, USA Cycling Criterium Race, USA Cycling Road Race, the Hotter’N
Hell Hundred Endurance Ride, an Off-Road bicycle race, off-road trail
run along with entertainment food and fellowship at the Finish Line
Village. In other words, HHH is not just one day, it is at least 4 days
of challenging and inspiring activities. http://hh100.org/
Buy … Sell … Recycle! Subaru VeloSwap is the world’s
largest consumer bicycling and sports expo that celebrates all things
cycling. This cultural cycling event is a not-to-be-missed experience
where you can feel the pulse of the cycling community and rub elbows
with like-minded-cyclists. At the Subaru VeloSwap, you have the
opportunity to see, swap, buy and sell your new or used bikes,
components and cycling accessories. You can also take part in cycling
clinics hosted by cycling celebrities and industry experts, family
events, product sampling and the all-new EcoVillage. http://veloswap.competitor.com/
The AllRide Tour is a little bit of all things mountain
Founded in 2003 by former
professional mountain bike racer Kurt Voreis and his wife Lindsay, the AllRide
Tour travels the country promoting the joys of all disciplines of mountain
biking, great products like SOS Socks, guiding adventures, and teaching
clinics. Their goal? To get more people passionate about bikes and the ride
that is life. You can learn all about Kurt, Lindsay, and AllRide on their
Elephant Rock Cycling Festival
The iconic Elephant Rock Cycling Festival in Castle Rock
kicks off cycling in Colorado every year, and SOS is a proud sponsor. Over
7,000 riders of all ages and sizes participate annually in rides ranging from
the 8 mile family ride to the grueling 100-mile century. All courses hug the
front range, making for one of the most beautiful rides in the country. Heading
into its 27
th year, this event is a can’t miss. Read about all the
events surrounding this great weekend and sign up for one of the rides at
Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle
In August, 3,500 cyclists flock to Summit County’s Copper
Mountain for the start of the Copper Triangle – a grueling loop over 80 miles,
three mountain passes, and 5,000 feet of climbing. Weather conditions can
change dramatically throughout the day, and SOS is proud to be the official
sock that can stand up to the test. This ride always sells out, so sign up soon
Tour of the Moon
A new tour on a classic course, the Tour of the Moon in
October starts and finishes in Grand Junction and travels 62 miles through the
unmistakable Colorado National Monument park. The loop was made famous in the
1980s Coors Classic Stage Race, and immortalized on film by Kevin Costner in
the cycling classic American Flyers. SOS Socks is excited to help bring this
stunning route back as an organized ride this fall. Read more and sign yourself
The Vail Trail Running Series
Named by Colorado Runner as the State’s Best Race Series in
2005 and 2008, the Vail Trail Running Series has been putting on some of the
best races in the state and country for 17 years. Its oldest and most famous
event, the Vail Hill Climb, will turn 38 years old this July! All told, the
series’ 7 events span from May to September and travel over 52 miles and gain
16,475 feet in elevation. SOS Socks is a proud sponsor and supporter of all the
runners who tackle these fantastic events.
Learn more and register for one or all of them at http://www.vailrec.com/sports/trail-running-racing.