One of the more common questions the sock fairies get asked involves sock sizing. We’re happy to let you know we have a sock size guide! But specifically, this size question involves what size socks work best for kids.
Many of the sock fairies are also moms, so we can say from experience that children as young as 8 (boys and girls both!) can wear adult women’s socks. Now, if you’re familiar with The Sock Drawer at all, you know that we carry crazy novelty socks in all stripes and shades and moods. Some of those moods include some pretty creative cursing! And unless you’re comedian Sarah Silverman’s dad*, you probably don’t want your 10-year-old to walk around wearing socks with f-bombs or other adult themes on them.
*Sarah Silverman’s dad, Donald, once said in an interview: “She was just the cutest baby, so I taught her all the worst words.”
Anyway … We’ve picked out our Top 10 age-appropriate socks for boys and girls. Take a look!
1) relaxed rabbit
Relaxed Rabbit (also pictured at the top) is a fun sock design that animal-loving kids will adore. The light purple color is perfect for spring, but we think kids will want to wear them all year ‘round, especially to hop down the bunny trail!
If your kid’s a reader, you can’t go wrong with these fun socks! They’re covered in a pattern of books. Well, kids might be a little young for the coffee (seen across the toes), so you can just tell them it’s hot chocolate. Especially since adults have been known to enjoy that particular beverage as well!
3) study buddies
Pencils and notebooks, blackboards, globes and more: These fun socks show off so many school supplies! We’re not sure what’s more age appropriate for school-age young-uns than school-themed socks, but we do know that kids are sure to get an A+ for wearing these cool socks to class!
4) rainbow stripe paw prints
We definitely turned to animals of all kinds for inspiration on this Top 10 list! Good thing we have so many animal socks
, including socks with birds, ocean dwellers and even make-believe animals! Whether you prefer dogs or cats like Chillvester, above, we think these cute socks are perfect for pet lovers of any age. Plus, the rainbow stripes just make us happy!
Who’s hungry? It’s hard to find a kid who doesn’t want “s’more,” especially when sweet treats are involved! These funny word socks display a little campfire, marshmallows on sticks ready for roasting and the words, “let’s have s’more fun!” Perfect for school days or the weekend — but especially evenings around a campfire!
6) going bananas
We love the little monkeys on these animal socks. Monkeys seem to have boundless energy, much like a lot of young ones do! Let your kid pull on these crazy socks and they’ll have a perfect excuse to go bananas! (Preferably out on a playground, though!)
7) great wave
It’s never too early to get kids hooked on classic art. The original Great Wave is a woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai, and we love this representation in sock form! If these cool socks don’t strike your child’s fancy, though, don’t worry. We’ve got many other art socks
to choose from, representing artists from Laurel Burch to Vincent van Gogh!
8) mac n cheese
For many kids, mac-n-cheese is practically a food group! And really, many adults also love this form of comfort food. We think these funny and colorful food socks, with their smiling elbow noodles and cheese wedges, are perfect for kids of all ages.
9) good morning
It’s the most important meal of the day, but there’s no rule that says you can’t have fun with your food. Or your food socks! We love the smiling slices of toast on these funny socks, which also sport bright red toasters and bacon and eggs.
It’s a message to aim for the stars, to never stop learning, or a push towards science, technology, engineering or mathematics (otherwise known as STEM). Any way you slice it, we think kids will love these inspirational socks!
You can see all of our awesome socks right here
, but don’t forget, younger kids tend to fit best into our adult women’s socks
. Make sure to check them all out, because there are so many more to choose from! You’re sure to find a new favorite.