There are an incredible amount of sock types out there, and we understand that it may be overwhelming to look at the many options or even know what sock lengths are right for you, let alone colors, patterns and features!
And while the sock fairies don’t generally believe in limiting ourselves to just one length or style, we CAN help you get your footing by finding your favorite length!
The shortest of sock styles exist for when you don’t want your socks to steal the show. These shorter styles may JUST peek out over the top of your shoes depending on the style, but your feet will be comfortable and protected from friction. Short sock styles are popular amongst the athletic, the sneakerheads who want to show off their shoes, the professionals who need to stay sleek and during the summer season. Short sock styles by any other name include peds, footies, no-shows, invisible socks and ankle socks, which vary in length. We have awesome options when it comes to stylish short socks here in our sock drawer, but when you’re looking to find your ideal length, we’d go for something a little bit showier if you can!
the star of the show:quarter socks
Quarter socks are a little bit longer than a short sock and a little bit shorter than a crew sock. They generally sit above the ankle, covering the entire ankle bone, and below the mid calf mark. A quarter sock will typically have a leg length of about three to six inches, though, so your style choice will be slightly more visible above your shoe, as compared to a short sock. Sometimes called mini crew, quarter crew or short crew, quarter socks are perfect for almost any occasion, occupation and style. Quarter sock styles will be great for when you’re in any shoes where you want to prevent chafing and blisters or any situation where you want to show off a little style in a subtle way with the cutest cap of color or pattern.
Due to their design, these socks are usually used for athletic, casual or dressier endeavors, and they are perfectly paired with mid or high-top shoes. With that in mind, there is no wrong way to wear these!
Crew socks, while the most common length, can be anything but common when it comes to what they offer! Coming up about half a foot above the ankle, the crew sock offers good functional and fashionable protection while keeping the legs and feet at a perfect temperature. When it comes to socks, some of the most popular features and fabulous patterns come exclusively in crew style. Because of its perfect length to incorporate fun patterns, phrases and styles, they’re great for showcasing one’s interests and letting their creative side shine!
Tall socks are an unrivaled statement accessory appropriate for an array of outfits and occasions! Whether you’re wearing them in the cooler months to keep warm, using them as a unique fashion statement in the fall, scrunching them down in the spring or pulling them up proudly during a sports game, nothing can compare to a cute pair of knee-high socks! Along with fun and stylish knee-high socks, trouser socks, mid-calf socks, over the calf socks and thigh highs are all valid options and valuable additions to your wardrobe!
knowing your size
As important if not even more important than finding your length is knowing your size, for even your perfect length, style and design won’t make up for a bad fit. And while the size range on sock packaging should indicate size, it’s not quite that simple! Luckily, our sock fairies HAVE made it so by providing a simple sock size chart on every product page — so if you know your shoe size, we can tell you your sock size!
By making sure your socks fit well and are durable, you can protect your feet from pressure, moisture, odor and even fungus. From here, finding your length will mostly come down to your everyday needs and style!