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Knowing The Great Lengths Of Socks

Socks come in varying lengths and each type has its purpose. Although they vary in styles, they go unparalleled in going to great lengths when it comes to securing our feet and making them comfortable. Now, the terms or names of each type of sock may be confusing as one may be used interchangeably with another. So, let’s get our facts socks straight and get to know the types of socks :

1. Foot covers

In terms of length, foot covers are the shortest of socks as they go halfway and no further than the ankle — they are sneaky when it comes to being concealed while protecting your feet. Best worn for: For days when you feel like wearing shorts or skirt with shoes Looks great with: Doll shoes for women and loafers for men Tip: If you feel like wearing ankle-length socks are too much when you go for a walk, try wearing foot covers with your rubber shoes instead.

Looks great with: Doll shoes for women and loafers for men

Best worn for: For days when you feel like wearing shorts or skirt with shoes

Tip: If you feel like wearing ankle-length socks are too much when you go for a walk, try wearing foot covers with your rubber shoes instead.

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2. No Show

In terms of length, foot covers are the shortest of socks as they go halfway and no further than the ankle — they are sneaky when it comes to being concealed while protecting your feet. Best worn for: For days when you feel like wearing shorts or skirt with shoes Looks great with: Doll shoes for women and loafers for men Tip: If you feel like wearing ankle-length socks are too much when you go for a walk, try wearing foot covers with your rubber shoes instead.

Looks great with: Sneakers or athletic shoes

Best worn for: For days when you don’t feel like having your socks peek out, as they do not show above the shoe

Tip: Don’t feel like having your socks peek out when you go walking? Wear no show socks with cropped jogger pants or shorts and sneakers.

3. Ankle

Also known as mini-crew socks, this pair stands just a few inches above the ankle bone—the perfect length— not too long, not too short, making this type of sock a perfect fit for both men and women.

Looks great with: Trendy sneakers, flats, heels, sandals, and booties

Best worn for: Casual wear

Tip: Do you love wearing sneakers everyday? Try out this combination: ankle socks, retro running shoes, shorts, and finally — top it off with a blazer for an edgier look.​

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4. Crew

Tip: Do you love wearing sneakers everyday? Try out this combination: ankle socks, retro running shoes, shorts, and finally — top it off with a blazer for an edgier look.

Looks great with: Any shoe!

Best worn for: Day-to-day wear

Tip: Since this type of socks length is good to wear daily and looks great with any shoe, mix and match it with shorts, skirt, pants, and dress — whichever you feel like!

5. Trouser Socks

Trouser socks don’t entirely cover the calf and usually have a thinner fabric. This type of sock is also perfect for men and women.

Looks great with: Suits, oxford shoes or loafers (men) and dress pants, women’s pumps or dress boots plus pantsuit (women)

Best worn for: Office wear and for slightly more formal occasions

Tip: It may be called trouser socks but it doesn’t mean you have to wear it with trousers or slacks.​

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6. Over The Calf

Covering the entire calf and going all the way up to the knee, this type of socks may be considered as the peak of the sock length. They’re also sometimes known as knee-high socks.

Looks great with: Suits and dresses, boots

Best worn for: Formal wear (men), casual wear (women)

Tip: Sometimes, lengthy socks don’t have to be worn over the knees. Let your knees breathe and try rolling your long socks down to your ankles.

To sum it up, socks only vary in types or lengths but all work towards keeping your feet covered, protected and comfortable. Darlington and Exped have several types of socks for men and for women, fit for every occasion or need.

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