What is the 12 step sock program?

Our 12 step sock program is a series of footwear apparel derived from the 12 steps of recovery. Each step is accompanied by a pair of socks with an individual design and message on each.

The idea behind these steps is to apply it to any hardship you're going through, we all know life isn’t a straight road to success so they are designed to be repeated again and again.

Spend as much or as little time on each step as you like but really put in effort to follow them through. We hope you enjoy the challenge.

To make the most of it, please get a little note pad or journal and take notes it will help across each step.

Join the program:

Or purchase the socks in sets:

The meaning behind the socks:

Click on the headings below to find out more about each step.

The program only works if we surrender to it.

It works if we are willing to change and admit the mistakes we have made.

“By admitting my mistakes I can begin to harness the power to change”

To succeed you must find your own higher power, whether through religion or some form of personal spirituality.

“We don’t have to believe in a specific God or higher power, but we must realise that the higher power isn’t us.”

We must always try to do the right thing, for ourselves and others.

It won’t always be easy, and we won’t always succeed, but we must always try.

“Do what is right, not what is easy.”

It is important to think about our past and to acknowledge both the things we got right and the times when we did wrong. There’s no need to judge, only to remember.

“The past is to be learned from, not lived in.”

Write down all of your regrets from the past, especially those you have kept secret.

Share the list with at least one person, then learn from your mistakes and move on.

“Regrets get heavier if you continue carrying them alone”

Start focusing on the good you’re doing today and stop dwelling on the mistakes of the past.

That’s the only way you can begin loving yourself.

“Learning to love yourself is hard, but you’re worth it.”

Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes, and your journey to success will not be a smooth one.

Each time you fail you must get up and keep on going. Every day, simply do your best. That’s enough.

“Seek daily progression, not perfection.”

List the people you have wronged and, if necessary, apologise. Be ready to apologise if you get the opportunity, then try not to make the same mistakes again. Life’s too short to live the same day twice.

“Sometimes the best apology is changed behaviour.”

At the end of each day, check yourself. How did you do? Acknowledge your actions – good and bad. Apologise for the bad things, if necessary. But remember you own the good stuff too.

“Each day you are born again. It is who you are today that matters the most.”

Take time each day to reflect, meditate and maybe to pray. This is the way to increase the powerful connections with our higher power and our higher self.

“Meditation is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

This journey isn’t going to be easy. When you don’t know what to do next, the best thing to do is ask for help. Ask your higher power, your friend or your mentor. There’s no need to go it alone.

“Sometimes, asking for help is the bravest thing you can do.”

Tell others about your journey. Tell family or friends who may be struggling. Let them know how you improved your life. This is how you can help others. This is how you share your gift.

“We recover loudly so that others don’t suffer in silence.”