shoes are out: sock style rules in the time of corona
Shoes, step aside. Spring styles, you’re on hold for a bit. The star of the fashion show these days: cozy, hilarious, uplifting socks.
It used to be the case that from time to time, crazy novelty socks made it onto the high-fashion runways of New York and Paris. Now that we’re all cooped up at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the only runways that matter are between the kitchen and the couch. And suddenly silly socks are in the spotlight.
It makes sense: They’re comfortable, they’re personal, and they make us smile when we wear them. Funny socks are truly the perfect accessory for anxious days stuck at home, when we’re dressing for ourselves and looking for moments of joy wherever we can find them.
Check out how some of our Instagram fans have been rocking our socks lately:
Two of those photos are from an Instagram user who bought herself six pairs of quarantine-themed socks to “bring some fun to this s***** situation.” She’s downright hilarious. The others are from folks who recently entered a giveaway contest showing us how they’re spending their time at home, and they’re rocking cute animal socks that we just adore.
We love how folks are embracing fun socks right now as an outlet from the not-so-fun reality outside our doors. We’re seeing lots of amazing sock styles as people show of their #WFHfits and try to crack up their friends from afar.
In that spirit, let us recommend some styles that we think are perfect for the occasion ...
uplifting & optimistic
Whether you’re shopping for your own feet or looking to send some joy to a loved one, you can’t go wrong with styles from our inspirational collection. These all feature uplifting words and phrases designed to put a spring in your step ... even if you’re just walking around the house.
hilariously sassy & snarky
For those who believe laughter is the best coping mechanism for tough times, we have no shortage of hilarious, sarcastic, irreverent patterns featuring everything from swear words to toilet humor. How can you not laugh with a pair like these on your feet?
pet love for days
One silver lining to so many of us being cooped up at home is that our beloved pets are getting lots of extra snuggle time. Check out our selection of cat socks and dog socks — or all of our animal socks — to celebrate the cuteness.
Those are just a few of our top categories lately, and we have hundreds of other styles featuring patterns that just might be the perfect thing to put a smile on your face or tickle your loved ones’ toes. And, of course, it’s not just socks in the drawer these days! Be sure to check out our other new gift items, with everything from fun greeting cards to funny bathroom sprays. Check out our special kits and bundles, where we've grouped up items in fun themes!
And! If you operate a business and are looking for a way to show your employees a little love right now, we also specialize in corporate gifts. We can package up any items on our site or even custom socks with your own design and send them right to your team wherever they are, whether they're working at home or the office.
We truly hope you find something that lifts your spirits. We also want to take this opportunity to thank all of you out there for continuing to support us and for spreading joy. We need it now more than ever. We’re doing our best to keep fun products stocked and ready for you to enjoy, and we appreciate your patience in these crazy times. Take care of yourself and each other, sock family!