Slip Your Toes into the Best Summer Socks of the Year

first_img Stance Glass Beach Low SocksOkay, yes, the goal of a no-show sock is that nobody should be able to see it, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be beautiful. Take these beauts from Stance, for example, which certainly don’t skimp on style. Wear these socks to your next absolutely-no-shoes-in-my-house House Party and you’ll surely stand out in the crowd. Summer’s right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your hands on some new … socks?Yes, that’s right, even though you’re likely to spend most of the season in sandals, flip-flops, and slip-ons, you’ll still wanna snag a few pairs of socks for when the loafers and sneakers come a-callin’. Not sure where to start? No worries. We’ve got you covered with the absolute best summer socks on the market right now. They’re breathable, comfy, odor-resistant, and guaranteed to keep you feeling cool all summer long.The Best Men’s Socks for Summer Bombas Lightweight No-ShowsBuilt with ultralight cotton, these no-show socks from Bombas are ideal for the scorching days of summer. Not only are they supremely breathable, but they’re also equipped with stay-put heel grips and footbed contouring for added comfort. Balega Hidden Comfort Running SocksFor those active fellas in the bunch, there’s no better summer sock than this pair from Balega. This fantastically comfortable performance accessory is crafted with a proprietary blend of moisture-wicking fibers, which actively work to keep sweat (and nasty odors!) at bay. It’s also densely knit for extra coziness and features no-slip security at the toes and heel. $14 from Richer Poorer Richer Poorer Fins SocksNot crazy about the no-show look? No problem! Consider this playful calf-length pair from Richer Poorer, which prioritizes a vibrant design over invisibility. Though the brand’s new summer collection includes a ton of awesome socks, we can’t resist this cheeky fin motif, which makes for a perfect salute to the season. $12 from Stance $13 from Balega $17 from Mack Weldon Bonobos Sneaker SockSpeaking of no-shows, another great option is this pair from Bonobos. Outfitted with a cushioned footbed, soft Pima cotton, and mesh ventilation, these bad boys are not only engineered to eliminate visibility but are also incredibly cozy. Plus, they come in a fun array of bright summer colors. Mack Weldon No-Show SockIf you’re more into functionality than aesthetic, you may want to snag these subtle socks from Mack Weldon. A low profile keeps them completely hidden from view, while a cushioned footbed (and slip-resistant heels) help keep them in place all day long. Available in a variety of muted colors, these could make excellent everyday essentials. $14 from Feetures Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) $40 from Bombas 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Feetures Hidden SocksAnother sock built with moisture-wicking, quick-dry fibers is the Hidden Sock from Feetures, which packages these practical properties in a sleek, tri-colored design. Of the options on this list, these are probably the thinnest, so could be a real winner for guys who like that bare-feet feel. A bonus? There’s no irritating toe seam! Woo! $10 from Bonobos 7 Couples Costumes That Don’t Suck Now that your sock situation is settled, slip these babies on under a great minimalist sneaker, and feel good hitting the streets in style. Editors’ Recommendations The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever A Beginner’s Guide to Road Bikinglast_img read more

Take A Romantic Sunset Drive Along The Yuyakekoyake Line

first_imgYuyake-koyake Line, the Best Sunset ViewThe Yuyake-koyake Line is the nickname for the coastal highway connecting Futami, Iyo city and Ozu, Nagahama city via Yawatahama, Honai city in Ehime prefecture.This road was so named as drivers along this highway can enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset as they drive. It is an excellent route for those who love coastal driving to take. Not only that, but the Yuyake-koyake Line does not have very many slopes or curves, making it a very smooth road to drive along. Iyoshimonada Station on the Yosan train line is located on this route, and is often referred to as the nearest station to the sea in Japan.Let’s take a virtual drive down this famous street using Google Street View!A Long Coastal Road Continuing along, you will now find yourself driving on the New Nagahama Bridge.The small red bridge seen on the left is the original Nagahama Bridge, constructed in 1935. It is the oldest swing bridge in Japan; it used to open and close every time ships wanted to come and go along this ocean route. Now it only opens and closes at 1 pm every Sunday for inspection and sightseeing purposes.Swimming Beaches for Families When you drive further along the Yuyake-koyake Line, you will reach Iyoshimonada station, the train station closest to the sea in all of Japan. It is a very small station, having about 60 visitors per day. But when you look out beyond the ticket gate you are treated to an incredible view of the vast ocean.Nagahama Bridge and New Nagahama Bridge This is where the road starts in Futami, Iyo city. Click and drag your cursor on the image above. You will see the surrounding views change as if you were standing there.You can see Iyonada Sea on your right and rich green mountains on your left – can you imagine being surrounded by this amazing scenery as you drive? Not only that, but as you drive there will likely be trains running alongside your car too. If you’re lucky, you may find an Anpanman themed train (a popular children’s anime character).Once-in-a-Lifetime SunsetAfter driving down the road for a while, you will reach Michi no Eki Futami, a roadside station. This station has a sunset museum, a completely unique spot, Futamin C, a market where local fish and mandarin oranges are sold, and Seaside Park, where beautiful sunset views can also be enjoyed. You can find some fishing boats at Kushiu Fishing Port. A well-known fishing spot, here you can catch Japanese whiteling, righteye flounder, horse mackerel, marbled rockfish, black rockfish, fat greenling, Japanese sea perch, bigfin reef squid and many other types of fish here.Converging Into Gozega Peak BypassThe Yuyake-koyake Line meets Gozega Peak Bypass in the end.center_img Here is the Susawa Swimming Beach. There are two swimming beaches along Yuyake-koyake Line, the second of which is called Matsukasa Swimming Beach. The waters of this beach are so clear that you are sure to feel completely refreshed just by taking in the scenery here. The beach itself is under the roadway, so you don’t have to worry too much about getting sunburnt. And as the beach itself is a shoaling beach, those with traveling with children need not worry too much about spending time here.A Great Fishing Spot! Futami Seaside Park was recognized by the NPO Regional Revitalization Center as a ‘Sacred Space for Lovers’. Throughout the park there is a lover’s point, a wishing stone, a happiness bell and all manner of items meant to grant visitors love-related wishes. And, so that lovers can sit comfortable and enjoy watching the sunset together, there are benches available in this park too.Michi no Eki FutamiPhone:089-986-0522Address: Ehime, Iyo city, Futami-cho, Takagishi Ko 2326Website:Michi no Eki Futami (Japanese)Iyoshimonada Station: the Closest Station to the Sea in Japan Romantic Driving RouteHow did you like virtual driving? Yuyake-koyake Line is a driving route with the best sunset view in all of Japan. Both Futami Seaside Park at Michi no Eki Futami, which is registered as lovers’ site and Iyoshimonada Station, which is the nearest station to the sea in Japan, are both popular for couples. With the stunning sunset view as far as the eye can see, you are sure to have a romantic trip down this road. Yuyake-koyake Line is the perfect destination for a memorable driving date!*This article was provided by the Streetview Blog.last_img read more