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Men’s Sock Style Guide

Men’s Sock Style Guide

Socks are practical articles of clothing that can be easy to overlook – especially for men, but it’s a mistake to neglect these gems of form and function! Even if fashion isn’t at the top of your priority list, your feet will thank you for wearing the proper sock to match the occasion. Check out our style guide for ultimate style and comfort.


Let’s start with the golden rule of socks: One style does not fit all activities. In other words, you shouldn’t wear the same white tube socks for taking your kids to the park, date nights, and board meetings. Not only would it earn some sideways glances, but it also wouldn’t treat your feet too kindly.

As a result, it’s best to have an array of everyday options in your sock arsenal. A basic crew sock is essential. This versatile style can carry you from day to night with ease and comfort. Avoid cotton (it locks sweat in rather than wicking it away) and instead opt for a lightweight material that will keep your feet dry without overheating.

Feetures’ line of casual crew socks takes this classic style a step further with targeted compression for stay-up confidence and non-irritating seamless toes that won’t bunch up when you’re on the go. They also come in a variety of cushioning so you can find your perfect level of comfort.

In terms of height, it’s helpful to have a taller crew and a low-cut or even no-show sock. The more extended cut works best for long pants and jeans, while the shorter option provides a streamlined and fashionable look with shorts. Be sure to look for no show socks designed to grip your heel to keep them from slipping inside your shoe. For a professional look, stick with neutral colors that offer versatility and remember that darker colors stay cleaner longer. 


From the links to the court to the track, your clothing changes depending on the sport – so it stands to reason that your socks should, too. Even if you’re not a multi-sport guy, it’s essential to have the right footwear for optimal performance.

Look for socks designed for your preferred sport, whether that's runningcyclinggolf, or tennis. Even weekend hikers should invest in specific socks since they can make the difference between a blister-filled blunder or a comfy, sweat-free trek.

The height here can be personal preference, but we recommend sticking with an ankle or no-show cut. Remember, these are meant for athletic performance, so a lower-profile option is ideal. And if you spend your post-workout time nursing tired muscles, consider our line of recovery socks that are designed to increase circulation and treat ailments like plantar fasciitis.


Finally, it can’t hurt to have a couple of pairs of specialty socks on hand. We’re talking about certain fabrics and designs that may not be needed daily but are pretty helpful on certain occasions.

A quality pair of wool socks is a smart, durable option for cold weather, rainy outings, and outdoor adventures when you know you’ll be on your feet for a long time. Feetures’ Merino 10 uses a distinct blend of Merino wool and Tencel fibers that insulate when wet, pull sweat away from your feet to evaporate and naturally prevent odor, and provide a supportive cushion. A mid-calf height is a good way to avoid chafing and add extra warmth. 

And finally, don’t be afraid of adding color and prints to your sock drawer. Fun patterns not only create a more eye-catching ensemble, they also help express your unique personality and can serve as a conversation starter. Who knew socks could do so much!

Ready to up your sock game? Get started with Feetures’ sock finder quiz! In just a few steps you’ll be matched with a highly engineered sock designed to fit your life and style. From active to casual, Feetures proudly stands behind every sock we make with a lifetime guarantee that allows for a replacement at any time with no questions asked. Try a pair today!

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