You’ve Got The Shoes… Now What About The Socks?
Socks are an important part of every outfit. In the sneaker world, socks serve as a barrier between a Sneakerhead’s most prized possession as well as providing an extra layer of comfort. In the past, people used to buy six-packs of plain white socks from Walmart or a department store. Recently, however, socks have become a staple in the fashion industry. There are different pairs for every occasion and style. Here is a list of socks you need to stock in your closet:
If you like wearing low-profile sneakers like slip-on Vans or Converse, no-show socks are the perfect pair for you. These type of socks don’t take away from the shoe you’re wearing and are perfect for summertime and minimizing sweat. Although some people have trouble keeping them in place for the entirety of the day, but there are plenty of brands that don’t slide and really grip your foot enough to stay in place. Stance has a plethora of no-show socks and Nike’s dry cushion no-shows are popular as well.
If you like to tuck your pants into your socks or roll your pant cuffs’ ends to flash a slight view of your socks, high-end designers say that your socks should make a statement. Socks that have wild patterns or particular images on them have become increasingly more popular. There are crazy designs and high fashion options such as Rick Owens.
Athletic socks are a no brainer for some Sneakerheads. Once the most forgotten item of clothing, these socks have entered into the $3 billion industry. Athletic socks come in all different fits and styles. Bombas offer support for different foot types and also have specialized skiing and workout socks. The list is endless when it comes to athletic socks.
If you have a corporate job or work in an environment that is business professional - or even business casual - you know the importance of a good dress sock. It’s a way to express yourself while being in a white-collar environment. Over time, dress socks can become essential for your circulatory system if you are walking around all day. Pantherella is a great brand for the working individual and has many options.
The best way to figure out what sock is best for you is to do some research, ask a professional, or go with your gut instinct. As they say, “If you can’t stop thinking about it… Buy it!”