Style Guide

Style Guide

A sock silhouette or style that usually has a leg length between 6-10“.

This is the most popular sock silhouette and is used in Dress, Casual and Athletic socks.

It provides good protection for the ankle and lower leg – typically ending under the calf muscle. Can be worn with most Casual and Athletic shoes and Men’s dress shoes and Women’s dress boots.

Refers to trouser socks or socks that are constructed to fit just below the knee, typically utilizing a welt which contains spandex to hold the product in place versus the use of the garter from many years past.

The more common knee high sock is heavier than the traditional trouser sock. It is great to wear with all types of boots – from knee highs to booties – some even choose to wear them with heels.

An ultra low sock silhouette or style that has a very low profile and typically cannot be seen outside of the shoe. Also known as, hidden liners, invisible socks, and loafer socks

This silhouette has become more popular in recent years with the growth happening in footwear styles that require no socks or low cut liners; such as, ballerina shoes, lace ups/oxfords, loafers and moccasins.

A sock silhouette or style that usually ends under the ankle bone and has little to no visibility above the heel of the shoe.

This silhouette is most often worn with Athletic shoes; however, there are many. No Show or Low Cut socks that are designed to be worn with a more Casual shoe.

A sock silhouette that rises to just below the knee and covers the entire lower leg. This sock length is sometimes associated with compression socks that provide additional performance and support.

The Over the Calf sock is a versatile silhouette that can be worn with most Dress, Casual and Athletic shoes. It is an ideal silhouette for when you’re looking to have good coverage and no exposed skin.

A sock silhouette or style that usually has a leg length between 3-5" and typically covers the entire ankle bone.

This style provides more coverage and protection than the No Show or Low Cut. It is most often worn with Athletic shoes; however, there are many Quarter length socks that are designed to be worn with a more Casual shoe.

A sock silhouette or style that usually ends under the ankle bone and has no leg length, but includes a patch of fabric that comes up over the achilles area in the back of the ankle. This Tab offers protection and helps keep the sock in place.

The Tab is growing in popularity and is most often used in the Athletic category in Men’s, Women’s and Kids’ socks.

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