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About the Extra Wide Sock Company

About Extra Wide Sock Company

The Extra Wide Sock Company is a family owned company that’s been in business since 1996. Our name says all you really need to know about us; we’re all about extra wide socks. After many years in the retail clothing industry, we realized that there was a significant demand for wider socks whether it was for medical reasons or simply because people wanted a wider, more comfortable fitting sock. You asked for a wider sock---We heard you!

Karen Albaum: President & CSOO

Karen Albaum is Extra Wide Sock Company’s President and Chief Sock Operations Officer. She brings experience in Client Relations having worked at a Software Company and Architect & Builder for over 20 years. Karen is a people person and has a love for the human spirit. She provides a unique and different perspective on things.

She always ensures that our customers’ views are heard. While in the office you’ll find her answering the phone, working on sales and marketing, managing the office, making sure everything runs smoothly and dancing to the music that fills the warehouse! When Karen is out of the office you’ll find her at tradeshows, meetings, visiting customers, spending time with her family and attending musicals.

Bruce Kraus: Vice President & CSD

Bruce Kraus is the Vice President and Chief Sock Designer here at Extra Wide Sock Company. He brings 40 years of retail experience and a deep professional knowledge of measurements and specs to the Company. Bruce is known in the Big and Tall apparel industry for helping manufacturers create better fitting garments and developing new products.

He is an expert in his field! Bruce knows what our customers are looking for and he knows how to develop, manufacture and distribute specialty products. While in the office, you’ll find Bruce filling orders, measuring socks, talking to customers, and filling the warehouse with music from his eclectic iTunes collection! When Bruce is out of the office you’ll find him at his retail store, keeping up with current events, or scouring the neighborhoods for new restaurants.