Why We Give Tours of Our Operations at John’s Crazy Socks

We have welcomed over 2,000 visitors to tour our operations at John’s Crazy Socks. We want people to see our colleagues at work, we want them to see the business that John, an entrepreneur with Down syndrome, has created. We want them to see what is possible for a business with a purpose. 

And we offer virtual tours, so we have had schools and groups from across the United States and around the world view our operations. You can learn more and book a tour by visiting our Tour page at our website

Giving tours is part of our mission to show what is possible, to show what people with differing abilities can achieve.

John with a tour group at John's Crazy Socks 

Showing What’s Possible: Employment for All

We want people with differing abilities, their families, teachers and aides to see people with differing abilities at work. Seeing is believing. We want them to see that it is possible to find meaningful work. We want them to believe it is possible for them. When they see John and our colleagues with differing abilities at work, it becomes a reality for them. It offers inspiration and hope as well as a practical way forward.

John answering questions on a tour of John's Crazy Socks

Showing What’s Possible: Entrepreneurism for All

We want people to see that John, an entrepreneur with Down syndrome, could start his own business and grow it into the world’s largest sock store. We want people to see that anyone can start a business. When they hear John tell his story, a listener may realize they can take their dream and make it a reality of starting their own business. Seeing is believing.

John leading a tour of entrepreneurs at John's Crazy Socks

Showing What’s Possible: A Purpose Driven Business that Serves All Our Stakeholders

We want people to see the success that comes from creating a purpose driven business. We want people to see what happens when you create a great place to work, where people can do their best work and that drives the company forward. We have created a social enterprise with both a social and a business purpose, that differentiates us in the marketplace and feeds our growth.

Showing is always better than telling, ask any storyteller/writer/filmmaker/dramatist.

A collage of tour groups at John's Crazy Socks

What Happens on a Tour of John’s Crazy Socks

John Cronin, our co-founder and inspiration, leads the tours. Each tour consists of the following:

  • A three-minute introductory video
  • A tour of the warehouse and operations with John. He explains the work performed in our fulfillment process.
  • Screening of Sock Guys, a ten-minute, prize winning documentary short about John’s Crazy Socks
  • A question and answer period with John and Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father often joins those sessions.
  • Taking pictures with John

Each student visiting John’s Crazy Socks receives a free gift package with a pair of socks. Visitors have the option of making additional purchases.

You can schedule a tour or arrange a virtual tour. Here’s the link: https://johnscrazysocks.com/pages/school-tours-of-johns-crazy-socks

John giving a tour of John's Crazy Socks

About John’s Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $650,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™. 

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account, TikTok or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at service@johnscrazysocks.com.