Hot Topic is now starting to carry Archie Comics merchandise in stores (after being online only for so long!), and I, for one, am over the moon. While I don't mind the aesthetics of the Riverdale merchandise, my one true love will always be the original comics.
When I spotted these at a local store yesterday, I jumped all over the display. It was awful and delightful.
I jest — I actually calmly picked up a pair and bought them.
The design is clearly from Archie legend Dan Parent. For a little under $5 you get a single pair. Not exactly a great deal, but as we all know, I have a problem with not buying Archie merch. The socks fit well, and likely fit sizes 5-9 comfortably (I wear a US women size 7 shoe, for reference). These are a must for any classic comic fan, as well as any hardcore Jughead fans!