There are lots of types of socks out there, but there’s no need for confusion about which ones to choose. Certain types of socks are simply better for certain situations. Let’s take a look at five types of women’s socks that will keep your feet comfortable whether you’re working out at the gym, going for a hike, or just hanging out.
A few great pairs of boots are essential for any woman’s wardrobe. Of course, if you’re wearing boots, then you’ll need boot socks, or your boots can go from fabulous to torturous in rather short order.
For those uber-fashionable knee-high skinny boots, you’ll probably want a sleek, low profile pair of boot socks that are just a bit taller than the boots themselves. Stay-up tops are best, as they prevent the socks from slouching into the boots and creating uncomfortable bunchy-ness.
If you’re donning a pair of western-style boots, opt for a rugged pair of boot socks that reach just above the calf. If they’re too tall, you can always slouch them a bit to get the look you’re going for. For low and mid-calf boots such as hikers or retro-style “Beatle boots,” the best socks are those that insulate the ankle and calf from chafing against the interior of the boot. Comfort top socks are often best worn under this type of boot.
There are times when you just don’t want your socks to show. There’s something to be said for the sleekness of the “no socks” look, especially if you’re wearing clogs, topsiders, moccasins, or loafers. On the other hand, not wearing socks can be really uncomfortable, and tends to ruin your shoes. For those times, no-show socks are an excellent choice.
No-show socks are available in a wide variety of colors and styles, from classic white to fluorescent hues. And while you might be the only one who knows you’re wearing them, you’ll feel more stylish and comfortable knowing they’re there.
When you’re going out for a jog or throwing a Frisbee at the park on a hot summer day, you want socks that absorb perspiration, but allow your legs to cool off in the breeze. For times like these, quarter-length socks are a natural choice. They’re comfortable and absorbent, but they let your legs breathe naturally. Plus, they have a sporty look sure to compliment your favorite workout wear.
This popular length is an excellent option with jeans and Mary Janes, slacks and flats, or skirts and retro saddle shoes. Comfortable and insulating, crew socks keep your ankles warm on brisk days, and with the right outfit, they look fabulous. They’re also a great way to express your personal style. You can find crew socks in argyle, stripes, pin dots, and just about any other pattern you can think of.
Trouser socks are elegant and svelte, and they’re thin enough that they can be worn with shoes that are typically worn barefoot. They’re a modern alternative to nylon knee-highs, and they look very smart with dress slacks and pumps, skirts and wedges, or body con dresses and slingbacks.