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Best Socks

Updated on June 5, 2011

Best Socks

Without socks, our feet would rub on our shoes. An expensive pair of running shoes would be misery. Everyone at the office would be able to see our ankles.

Socks provide a public service that cannot be overlooked. The huge variety of toe socks, knee socks, running socks, and hilariously funny socks makes shopping enjoyable. Finding the perfect shade of gray merino wool provides great satisfaction for the giver and the receiver.

Everyone needs foot covers at some point in their lives: here are some best-selling pairs that will help you find something for everyone on your list. Even the Man Who Has Everything always needs more socks.

injinji Performance Micro Toesocks

Every toe needs its' own sock, and this adorable pair provides 10 individual sockettes, with exactly 5 on each foot.

These foot covers are manufactured from a synthetic fabric called Coolmax, which dries quickly and is favored by athletes and other sock wearers who use their feet for active purposes. Coolmax is made from recycled plastic materials such as 2 liter soda pop bottles. You wouldn't put your foot in a soda bottle, but this sock feels much better and actually fits onto a human foot.

Each toe is individually enclosed and cushioned. Many athletes prefer this type of sock because blisters are reduced when compare to traditional socks. Toes don't rub each other. The overall fit is improved because the sock is much less likely to side off the front of the foot and bunch up in the the toe of the shoe. They also look really cool when you take off your shoes.

Many cute colors are available including Black Rainbow, Blue Rainbow, White Rainbow, and Rainbow Purple. Pick up a pair for everyone you know who who wears socks on their feet.

Hanes Men's 6 pack cushion crew sock

Here's the ultimate generic sock that everyone needs in their collection. A white sock goes with everything. You can wear them around the house on Saturday Morning when you don't get dressed until about noon. You can put on a pair of jeans and wear the same white socks to the movies or to go grocery shopping.

Any casual shoe matches perfectly with standard white socks. You can clean out the garage while wearing them, them go out for a cheeseburger and fries. They have extra cushioning at the heel and toe, which are the two primary wear points for this type of clothing. No one want to pull on a pair of freshly washed socks only to see a toe poking forlornly out of a hole.

Wigwam Unisex Men's/Women's Merino Wool Comfort Hiker Crew Length Sock

Merino sheep are prized for their quality wool. Sheepherders raise herds of Merino sheep to provide warm and comfortable fabric for many types of clothing. Hikers, walkers, and loungers love the breath-ability of this 100% natural fiber. Merino wool has been to the top of all the major mountains in the world as well as all the fashionable living rooms on 7 continents.

Wool has a fascinating property when compared to cotton: it retains it's insulating properties when wet. Cotton tends to transfer heat when it becomes wet. For this reason, wool clothing is preferred over cotton for cold-weather activities in which the participant will perspire.

Synthetic fabrics are wonderful, but nothing feels quite like wool. You can buy these socks for lounging or working: they won't disappoint.

Women's Soft and Warm Solid Fuzzy Socks

Here is a pair of socks that are fun and warm. They are designed to fit most girls and women, age 13 and up. Every young lady needs a few pairs of soft and fuzzy socks to wear around the house or on a fun night out.

Do you wear socks when you sleep? Here are a perfect pair for sleeping. They won't constrict: they'll stay comfortable all night long and keep you toasty warm. They are an ideal blend of synthetic fabrics: 80% Acrylic / 10% Nylon / 10% Spandex. You'll have just enough stretch for a comfortable fit that doesn't bind.

The red/black/purple combination is very cute. Additional color combinations are also available.

Acorn Fleece Socks For Men and Women

The Acorn Corpoetration was founded in 1976 to provide quality footwear throughout the universe: NASA actually chose the Acorn Slipper Sock for astronauts to wear in space.

Acorn clothing isn't made from oak tree seeds, but these wonderful socks will keep feet warm and toasty at football games, sled rides, and show shoveling parties. They are stylish enough to wear at the ski lodge after a long day of black diamond runs.

Polar fleece is a thick but light fabric that fits easily into a boot and will remain comfortable for hours. These wonderfully decorated pairs come in fun styles such as Kaleidoscope, Snowflake Royal, and Chocolate Dots.

Luvable Friends 4-Pack Newborn Socks in Washbag

Cute little babies need socks, too. They won't be able to get to the department store, or go online, for at least a few years, therefore they depend on you for their footwear. These adorable newborn socks come in a handy 4-pack that includes a washable sack at ho extra charge. Simply toss the socks in the bag and put the bag in the clothes washer,

They will stay on tiny feet and keep them toasty warm. Three different color combinations are available: blue, pink, and white. Traditionally, baby boys wear blue, baby girls wear pink, and all babies look good in white. These days, every baby looks adorable in all three colors. You can even mix and match the colors on the same baby. Be sure to take photos for the wedding rehearsal dinner.

Dockers Men's 3-Pack Metro Argyle Socks

Argyle socks never go out of style. Every well-dressed businessman, businesswoman, or computer engineer needs several pairs of these fashionable socks to wear with their power suits. An expensive pair of shoes and a trendy pair of pants are perfectly united with the proper argyle socks.

Argyle looks attractive in Black, British khaki, and Navy color combinations. Pick up a few pairs for all the hard-working well-dressed office-dwellers on your gift list. Many studies have shown that promotions are based on presentation as well as performance.


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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Melvin Gordon 2 hours ago

      Hanes Mens 10-Pack Classics Cushion Crew Socks,White,Shoe Size 6-12 I love these socks. They fit well, they dont roll down from the top even when Im working out. They dont slip down on my feet and they dont bunch up.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Long ago and far way there was a TV program called 'Laugh-In'. One of the characters was always saying, 'Sock it to me, sock it to me.' Thanks for reminding me. :)

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      WildIris 7 years ago

      Great Hub! Don't bother with cheap socks. The Hanes cushion socks are a fair deal, and Wigwam socks come in many varieties of weight and style it is hard to go wrong with these.

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Since I have acquired foot problems I find that I have to be more fussy about socks. The Hanes cusion crew is pretty good.