We believe it’s always best to wear what makes you most comfortable and suits your needs. However, no-show socks certainly make it difficult to let your personality shine and showcase your fun side! Fun patterned socks with sayings and designs of all kinds offer the ability to spice up an outfit and allow others to see where your interests lie. No-show socks, on the other hand, hide not only where your socks lie but your interests, too!
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So if you ask us, no-show socks aren’t so much out of style as they are no style!
why a single pair or two of no-show socks could stay in your drawer
While they may be lacking style, we concede that no-show socks are an appropriate or even essential addition to certain styles and situations. For the sake of comfort without sacrificing clean lines when you're dressing for work or fun in your flats, you may want no-show socks. For the sake of sweat absorption that's thin enough to not cause MORE sweating, you may want no-show socks. For the sake of your shoes being the star of the show, you’ll likely want no-show socks. For most other situations… we prefer the show-off approach!
what alternatives exist?
No-show socks stay hidden by scooping and sitting below the ankle bone — well below the line that most shoes cover. By bringing your socks just a little bit further up the leg, though, you can make a major style difference while still staying subtle! From bringing them up an inch or two with an active and attractive ankle sock, to bringing them up (still subtle!) 3-6 inches into something like a pair of cool crew socks, you could be bringing your outfit up miles!
- quarter socks: Quarter socks are a little bit longer than the ankle sock and a little bit shorter than the crew sock, mentioned below. Quarter socks tend to sit above the ankle (covering the ankle bone entirely) but below the mid calf mark, making them perfect for almost any footwear or outfit imaginable! This style of sock is generally used for athletic, clean and casual or dressier events, so it should actually make for a great no-show replacement and revamp! And with that little bit of sock area, you can find socks at this length that have patterns, phrases, designs and more! That way, you have the desired length you’re after and can still have some fun with your socks.
- classic crew socks: Classic crew socks are the most common length when it comes to socks for good reason! Crew socks sit in the middle of the calf for most and pair well with a lot of shoes, situations and ensembles. Comfortable for day-to-day wear, this is a style that’s made with thin enough fabrics to not bulk up, encourage sweating or be overbearing. Classic crew socks are by far the most versatile style of sock in terms of wear and what's available, with most special features, colors and patterns being offered in crew length, sometimes exclusively. If your no-shows often don't cut it for you for whatever reason — classic crew socks are likely the answer whether they be the most soft and subtle crew socks you can find or the most funny socks you’ve ever seen.
- super fun knee-high socks: Although this option is the farthest from no-show, they offer the most room for creativity and fun! In stretching all the way up to the knee, there’s plenty of space to show off your favorite hobby, interests, movie, book or TV show characters or funny phrases. They go great with shorts, skirts, dresses and pretty much every outfit that allows you to rock your socks proud and high!
show or no-show…
We always encourage you to wear what is the most comfortable and true to you. No-show socks may be great for working out or the right pair of shoes, but we prefer the show-off approach around here!
When you’ve found your style, though, you may want to wear them all the time, and you may be asking yourself: is it bad to wear socks all the time? Should I take these off now? Long story short, we say no! As long as you’re keeping your socks clean and refreshed, then sock away! If you're someone who does wear your socks all the time though, you’ll definitely want to consider adding some with a little more style that can be a little more easily seen and even stocking up!