Socks, Aaron Judge make news at PGA Show
Mike and Dan Friedman look like they could be a center and a power forward on your basketball team.
Mike is 6-11 and Dan 6-9.
They are the founders of Tall Order, which makes socks and more!
“We wanted to provide people with as much comfort as possible,’’ said Mike. “Plus, we donate a portion of what we see to give back to various organizations – families of first responders and rescue personnel. It’s important for us to give back.’’
It's a great story.
In 2020 the Friedmans got a call from an equipment manager for the New York Yankees.
“He said Aaron (Judge) is upset with his socks,’’ said Mike Friedman. “They were too tight and not comfortable. He asked if we could make him some socks, and we did. In Aaron’s first game wearing his new socks he went three-for-5 with four RBIs including a home run, and he’s worn them ever since.’’
Judge, of course, has gone on to big things with his home run-hitting prowess and that’s not all. He’s also become an equity partner in Tall Order.
The new, elite performance socks were developed after Tall Order and began making socks for New York Yankee Captain Aaron Judge, American League Home Run King, 2022 American League MVP, and four-time All-Star, who turned to the company when he couldn’t find others that provided support and comfort for his size 17 feet. Judge is now a valuable partner in the brand.
The socks and brothers gained a ton of media attention at the 2023 PGA Show.
Available in low-cut, quarter-crew, and mid-calf crew styles, the socks are loaded with features, including:
· Grippers for stabilization and support
· Moisture wicking
· Mesh ventilation
· Comfort stretch
· No seams at toe
· Arch support
· Energy yarn for compression
· Cushioned heel tab so no blisters and offers extra comfort and slip protection
· Cushioned foot bed
· Soft, comfortable fit
All styles are available in sizes 9 to 20+ and suitable for men or women. For ease, the sizes are printed on the bottom of each pair. (A separate line of performance styles is also available without the grippers.)
Great for golf and other sports.
A percentage of all Tall Order sales is donated to charities. In the past five years, the company has contributed more than $300,000 to a number of charities including the Aaron Judge ALL RISE Foundation.