Types of Socks

Socks, a glossy and important part of our lifestyle. Usually when we talk about sock types, amazingly we come to know that there are lots of varieties of socks. 

We can categorize types of Socks according to length like crew length socks & mid-calf length socks etc. according to occasions like formal socks & casual socks. look wise socks like split-toe socks & booby socks etc and different types of socks material like cotton, wool, polyester, olefin and so on.

I knew little about the variety of socks before tune in its types and it amazed me after knowing it. Let’s tune in the types of socks , know about Ins and outs of socks types.

Types of Scoks Based on Lengthwise

Here are some important types of socks like Knee, Midcalf, and crew. Know the differences of these socks.

Ankle-length Sock

Ankle length sock, as shown by its name, cover the area of ankles. These can be worn with sneakers and are also grippy and comfortable, made by skin-friendly fabric.

Quarter Length Socks( Quarter Socks )

The length of these socks is longer than ankle socks, they cover the upper area of the ankle. I can wear quarter-length socks with formal wear or business suits, and give proper coverage to feed. Quarter length socks keep toes safe from shoes’ irritation.

Crew Length Socks ( Crew Socks)

The length of these socks can be 6 to 8 inches long from the heel. They are made with thick and stretchable fabric, keep your feet warm; and also protect your feet from dust & moist dirt.

Crew length socks can be worn with a formal dress or casual too and may be worn with these socks also during sports or walking time. They’re grippy, easily washable, and get wet soon.

Mid Calf Length Socks

Mid-calf socks gonna hit the below part of the calf. They are thick socks but can easily be washable. Most mid-calf socks can be worn with loafers & sneakers.

Calf Length Socks

Calf-length socks hit the below part of the knee but go more than mid-calf. We consider this type of socks styles with formal wear like mid-calf socks. Nowadays calf-length socks have several types of patterns & fabrics which are suitable for all types of seasons and occasions otherwise they are used mostly in winter seasons for keeping feet warm.

Knee High Socks

Knee-high socks cover the area of the knee as shown by name. Knee socks hold the proper posture of the leg and keep it warm.

Thigh-high Socks

These socks over and cover the area of the knee. These socks give a pretty look like knee-high socks.

Types of Socks Based on Style

Split toe socks ( Tabi socks)

 These socks are also known as tabi socks or thumb socks just because of separate space for the main toe. Split toe socks can be used with slippers in a form of advantage.

Toe socks

Toe socks are individually separate for each toe so thus you can say  it finger socks too.

Bobby socks

These socks look like ankle-length socks but have a cuff on the top edge which makes look prettier.

No show socks/ Hidden socks

These are hidden socks means if you aren’t able to see them, that’s the benefit of the socks when you want to hide your socks.

Types of Socks Based on Occasion

Formal Socks

These types of socks can be worn with formal clothes like business suits or any formal dress. The fabric of these socks is very comfortable knit fabric and mostly comes in formal colors like black, grey, etc. usually they are calf length and over the calf-length socks.

Casual Socks

These are non-formal socks worn on less formal occasions. The fabric of Casual socks are comfortable with a pretty fun pattern. Usually, they are calf-length socks.

Sports Socks

Ankle-length, calf-length, or knee-length socks all come under the term of sports socks. They are breathable, comfortable, These cotton socks are made of some stretchable fabric. They can give support during the sports time means while doing exercise able to hold grip and won’t slip down.

Work Socks

These socks have long durability quality and hold proper grip and support of the foot. These socks are not only breathable but also comfortable for long-time work.  

Yoga Socks

When the word yoga comes in our mind we quickly take it as anything which is comfortable and good for us. Exactly, yoga socks are comfortable, cozy type and as well as good for skin too, usually ankle-length like socks come under yoga socks,   some time with or sometimes without toe separation.  

 Winter or Thermal Socks

These socks are made of thick woolen, especially for winter. Although they are winter socks. These wool socks are grippy, easy to carry, and well washable. 

Summer Socks

These socks are specially designed for cool summer. These have thin layer fabric which is easy to carry in summer.

Some Trendy Socks

Clock Socks

Clock socks mean an ornament design on the ankle side. Clock socks are a combination of classic – trendy socks.

Tassel Socks

Tassel socks are more casual and trendy, funky in short and superb cool socks. These are handmade and unique.

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