You can bash China all you want to, I myself prefer to get my products for 1/4 to 1/10th the cost of "American" made products. And after actually having worked in American factories and seen how overpaid and underworked American workers are (and what whiny bitches they are) I have little sympathy for them when they lose their overpaid jobs. I mean, going on strike for months when you are overpaid compared to local talent by at least a factor of four is just insane. And yes, I was in the union once - it sucked. Unions suck. Organized crime sucks. I am being redundant.
So, if you want to spend $20 on ONE drinking glass so the 'murican worker can buy a new monster truck, you go right ahead - I'll buy four for the same price. And that 'murican worker - he's buying all the crap made in China, too. Why? He's no fool - he wants his money to go further. And yes, with layoffs and salary stagnation, it pays to buy things that are less expensive - your dollar goes further. So in reality, the 'murican worker of today may make the same amount of money (in terms of dollars) but his dollar goes a lot further than it did 10, 20, or even 30 years ago - thanks to cheap crap from China. The "American Made" Coleman cooler of 1975 was $99 at the local hardware store. Today, you can buy it for about the same price - in dollar terms. In terms of inflation, you can buy six today for the price of one back then. I've said it before and I'll say it again - although it is unpopular to say this in America today - we are a far wealthier nation today in real terms than in the not-too-distant past.
But I digress...
Socks have been the bane of my existence since as long as I can remember. They were always falling down, or stretching out of shape after only one or two uses. In the 1970's, striped athletic socks became a thing - socks that extended past your calves. These actually stood up well, as they didn't tend to fall down to my ankles, like other kinds of socks. By my large feet (13EEE) and large calves meant that they elastic would stretch out after a few uses, and once again, I had socks around my ankles.
Oh, and they are reasonably priced - likely because they are made in bad old evil China, or as WalMart calls it, "Country of Origin: Imported" You don't have to be a detective to read between the lines there.
But unlike really cheap socks, such as they sell at Dollar Tree, these actually fit well and last a good long time. And when I find something that works well and sells for a reasonable price, I am quite ecstatic.
Makes a great Christmas gift!