Whether they are patterned, wool or fuzzy, socks are the perfect way to show your personality in the chilly weather. Are they girly with ruffles? Athletic with extra support? No matter what socks you wear, wear them well with a list of ORANGE’s favorite sock brands to guide you.
By Jenna Meltzer
If you want to give back during the holiday season while treating yourself to some new socks, look into Mitscoots Socks. For every pair of socks bought Mitscoots gives a pair to local charities across the country. The company also gives sock distribution work to people who are unemployed or homeless. Not only will your feet feel happy, but you’ll be helping out the community. These funky patterns will brighten two days instead of just one.
Within five years of hitting retail stores, Stance Socks have already acquired celebrity endorsements from Jay-Z, Will Smith and Rihanna. Rihanna was even named creative contributing director of the company in July. The brand has unique designs to fit every personality — one of the bestselling being the ‘Gatsby’ style from the Dwayne Wade collection. As for women’s socks, the Rihanna X Stance collection includes designs of dollar signs and knuckle tattooed toe socks in a newspaper design. Check out these celebrity-inspired styles when shopping for your socks this holiday season.
With over 100 unique sock designs, HappySocks can make anyone’s bad day better. One of our favorite lines is the Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund which was founded in 2005 to help build safer schools to protect against natural disasters. These four styles of Happy Socks donate $3 from each sale toward classroom supplies for disaster victims as needed.
Soxiety is an Italian Sock-of-the-Month Club, luxurious enough to be included in an article by the New York Times on this strange phenomenon. Within the past year, many online stores have offered sock subscriptions. Soxiety sends you three pairs of socks four times a year for $120. This may sound a little pricey, but for a sock lover, what could be better than receiving these surprise gifts in the mail? The luxurious cashmere blend will make your “Soxscription” worth the while.
If you need a practical pair of socks for your workout, look no further than lululemon. These socks are made with arch support and thin material, giving you that light-on-your-feet feel, while having the protection you yearn for during high impact workouts. Our favorite sock is the Savasana Sock. With over-the-knee comfort, these cozy socks are perfect to wear to yoga or over tights during your winter commute to the gym.
For a great stocking stuffer, an awesome holiday gift or a cozy treat for yourself, invest in some socks this winter.