5 Styles of Socks and What They're Good For
We’ve learned that the right pair of socks matters. Of course, it can be hard to tell what kind we need to wear and when. From guidance on selecting kids’ socks to commonly-found sock styles, we’re here to help! Read on to learn about these styles of socks and what they’re good for.
Let’s start out with our shortest socks: ankle socks. They reach, you guessed it, your ankles.
During a hot day, they offer an ideal option. Wear them for summer walks, trips to the store, or even lounging around the house during the hotter months. You can also pair them with tennis shoes or dress shoes, to stay blister-free while avoiding that high waters look. Finally, ankle socks also stand up to long days working on your feet.
Lo quarter socks offer a happy medium between ankle and quarter socks. Their length rests partway in between the two.
While their construction—and our moisture-wicking fabric—means less sweat on summer days, you can don them any day of the year. Whether you need them to keep dress shoes or boots from blistering your heels or you want something to wear while exercising, you can’t go wrong with lo quarter socks.
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A standard quarter sock stretches over your shin, but stops around your lower shins. For those with diabetes or circulation problems, quarter compression socks—like ours—can make an enormous difference.
They also help you beat the heat! Wear quarter socks to your next hike, run, or sports game.
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Now, we’re heading into chillier days with crew socks! Usually, they rise above your ankles, reaching your calf, but not covering it entirely. Depending on the weather where you live, these socks make excellent options for both fall and winter.
So, where and when can you wear them? Around the house, of course. Or, during the cold months to keep you warm and improve your circulation. Additionally, you can also wear them while hiking, to keep your legs protected from obstacles like thorns and even pests like ticks.
Over the calf
Last but not least—some serious winter wear! Over the calf socks are the longest items on our list of socks and what they’re good for. If you need to warm up, put on a pair of over the calf socks.
They can help you pass through the winter without worry. You can even wear them to bed. They will help prevent poor circulation from keeping you awake. And, they may even help you fall asleep easier, since you won’t have to worry about cold or discomfort.
Like crew socks, you can also wear them for outdoor exercising in the cooler months. Or, if you stay on top of trends, you might know that over the calf socks are in now! They pair well with skirts or dresses for a throwback ‘90s ensemble.
You can start every day off on the right foot with Rhino Wearables! And, thanks to these styles of socks and what they’re good for, you’ll have the right socks too. Then, you can focus on what truly matters: living your life to the fullest.