HJ Sock Group
Sock Makers Since 1882
HJ Socks have come a long way since the first half-hose sock produced in 1882. We have been manufacturing in Leicestershire the entire time and would like to think we still produce some of the sturdiest socks around – such as our Indestructible™ sock line created in 1958 and, with its 12-month guarantee, going stronger than ever
At HJ we produce a huge variety of socks; the sort of fine socks beloved of City gents; colourful styles that will please even the fussiest of dandies. We even make highly technical walking socks, the ProTrek™ range. They are so good the Polar Horizon team raced 350 miles across the Arctic in them in temperatures of -50° C and were the only team to finish with no blisters!
In 1989 Neville Hall (Honest Johns great–grandson) added Softop™ socks to the portfolio. They were developed (and patented) to minimise the problems caused by the tight elastic in other socks. Since then they have often been copied but never beaten.
The secret to the outstanding comfort of these socks is the three unique relaxation panels. These panels contract vertically so the socks stay up in comfort all day long without leaving marks on the legs or restricting circulation. Containing no-elastic at all they are still the market leader today.
They are ideal for all wearers but particularly beneficial for those with poor circulation problems or Diabetes. An Extra Wide version is also available for those with particularly large or swollen feet and ankles. The Softop™ range includes styles for Men and Ladies, covering every situation, Casual, Business, Thermal or Walking.
Softop™, and our Diabetic socks, are the only socks endorsed by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.