If your feet require specialty socks because they're extra large, they likely get extra attention, too! But while the people around you may notice your feet and pay them extra attention, do you? Between slouchy socks that are WAY too big and loose, stretched out socks that are too small and tight or XL socks that tend to be boring and basic, it can be hard to find socks with your XL feet and sense of style in mind!
Luckily, whether you're wondering what traits make for classic and comfortable XL socks or you're looking for top quality trending men's socks in XL sizes, we’ve got our footing in this category and have got you covered!
should you be wearing XL socks?
While most guys may think that they’ve got men's sock sizes figured out, they may also be thinking that the "Size 10-13” on the package is referring to their shoe size — really, these numbers are referring to how many inches long your foot is! This means that men's 10-13 sock size will fit a men's (U.S.) shoe size of 8-12.5.
- Sock size 9-11 should fit a shoe size of 3-8
- Sock size 10-13 should fit a shoe size of 7-12
- Sock size 14+ should fit most any other shoe size at 12.5+
We know that this can be confusing, so we sock fairies do our best to make sizing your socks easier by letting you know what shoe sizes will work with the socks you're looking at when you shop with us at The Sock Drawer!
the best XL socks for big and tall men
The best men's XL socks will not only be comfy thanks to being the proper size, but their patterns won't stretch and their colors won't fade super fast either.
The cold weather is setting in, and the holidays will soon follow. Instead of shying away, pursue this combo on foot! These warm Christmas socks with warm Christmas sweater dinos will fit a men's shoe size 13-17 (and any celebration this holiday season!).
Solid socks are a staple piece for any wardrobe — so why not invest in the best? As a man in the big and tall category especially, you would likely benefit from luxury socks that have a bit more to offer, such as our bamboo socks. Boasting naturally microbial and antibacterial properties, breathability and absorbance, and seamless toe features combined with extra softness, these solid bamboo socks also come in brown and are perfect for any outfit, occasion or shoe size from a 12-15!
Despite a killer cool shark attack pattern on a bright blue background, we can say that these socks are a safe style choice, which is why we love them! This is a style for those that want to make a splash and radiate radical vibes.
You’re a grown man, and you need your socks to reflect that when you’re at work or when you crouch down in the store and your pant leg rises revealing your socks, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be a FUN man. Set in muted tones, these raptor socks will blend seamlessly with your workwear or casual outing outfits without depleting your manliness or authority even if they are exposed thanks to how subtle they are. You may be a men’s 13-16 shoe size, but if the spot in your heart for dinosaurs is even bigger, then these are the socks for you!
For those who prefer a more bright and vibrant color, these socks with a purple background and covered with roosters are perfect! And being made of 85 percent cotton, they’re comfortable, too.
what if you don't wear bigger and better socks?
With all of the alluring choices and appealing benefits of bigger and better XL socks, you’d be hard-pressed to find a reason not to embrace them. But from overly tight socks disfiguring the shape of your feet and putting pressure on your toes that results in ingrown toenails, poor circulation and even fallen arches to bad and bulky materials that make you overheat and sweat, the reasons to embrace bigger and better men's socks for your xl feet are pressing.
king size is key
It’s easy to assume that one pair of socks is the same as the rest or that the problems you face are “your” problems instead of sock problems. But in reality, not all socks are made the same, and one will feel like a life-saver compared to others. So if your sock drawers aren’t doing your feet any favors, then come visit ours!