Which sock length is right for you?
Posted 29th March 2017 by SockShop
Socks come in all shapes and sizes, from the smallest liner socks to full-length thigh-high pairs. But which is right for your outfit?
Description: Very low-rise socks covering the sole of the foot and coming up just past the heel and over the toes.When to wear: Great in the summer with low cut slip-ons, high heels and even some sandals.
Size: Around 8 cm. Below the trainer line.
Description: Low-rise socks coming up just below the ankle bone.
When to wear: Casual styles are great for trainers and pumps teamed with shorts, skirts or cropped trousers. More specialised styles are ideal for running and other sports.
Size: Around 10cm. Just above trainer line.
Description: These socks will just poke out above the trainer line and are often referred to as anklet socks.
When to wear: These are more casual and fashion-y than trainer socks, usually worn with bare legs. A go to for summer outfits, especially with trainers or pumps.
Size: Around 15cm. Few inches above ankle.
Description: Also called mini-crew, these are midway between ankle socks and standard ones and will cover your ankle.
When to wear: Good for use under ankle boots, or for adding a bit of colour just above the trainer line. Also useful if your trainers rub your ankles.
Description: The everyday sock, also called crew fit.When to wear: Pretty much every outfit. You can be brave and combine them with shorts or skirts making the sock a feature, or just stick them on with jeans when you're heading out to the shops.
Size: Between 22-25cm. Bit longer than the standard.
Description: Sometimes called the three-quarter sock as they should go that far up the calf.
When to wear: These are often used in the office under suits, so that the risk of skin being shown when sat down is minimised. This size is also used in sportswear, especially skiing socks that need to rise above ski boots.