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.
2. No Show
Just like foot covers, no show socks or invisible socks, stay hidden and unnoticeable. They go next to foot covers in terms of length, as they just touch the bottom of the ankle.
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.
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.
Looks great with: Any shoe!
Best worn for: Day-to-day wear
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.
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)