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Though we’ve been having a super mild summer here in Oregon, everywhere else has been undergoing quite a heatwave. Niqkita posted about our Summer collection in late June and a bunch of you posted what your favourite hot weather socks were on our Facebook not much later. It was impressive to see how many of you stick to your knee highs through the summer!
Because I work in the warehouse at SDHQ, I’ve got to wear closed-toe shoes. This keeps me from one of my favourite warm-weather ‘sock’ styles, stirrup leg warmers. Which! I know the idea of a leg warmer in August heat is intimidating, but hear me out—
Don’t tell anybody, but at heart I’m a barefoot gal. My toes like freedom to wiggle and scuff at dirt. But shoes are a must for running errands or going grocery shopping and I am so not going to put on shoes without socks. Stirrup leg warmers like the Color Pop Stripes are the perfect compromise. I can slip on sneakers without having that sweaty foot-to-shoe feeling, or hop in some flip-flops ‘cause my toes are still free.
The Color Pop Stripes are by the Japanese brand Tabbisocks, who make some of the silliest and most fun sock styles. They’ve got two other cottony stirrup options that I’ve got my eye on, I just don’t know what colour to get!
The Marled Stirrup Leg Warmer comes in this colour we’re calling “Mint” for now, even though Niqkita pointed out it’s more like the underside of a mint leaf. But it also comes in a soft blue and in a black that definitely appeals to my gothy side while still being all marled and summery:
And then there is the Cuffs & Stripes Shortie Leg Warmer. I know they are totally kind of Flashdance, but that only makes them appeal to me more. It’s not a true stirrup, because the heel is covered (like the Crochet Lover Toeless Socks), but the soft terry scrunchableness of the cuff wins me over:
What socks have become your staple over this summer? Is there one you’ve been eyeing lately and want to try before we fade into fall?
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I totally agree, the stripey ones rock! They are also good for dance or yoga classes, because the heels and front of the foot can still grip the floor or mat. And then back on with the flip flops for the journey home.
it has been hot here…like Hell hot….90s 90s and then some 90s….and i dont have a/c so really and truthfully i have not worn socks this summer except for work….and i have lived in the crochet lover OTk by tabbisocks and the Florence and Paris trouser socks by Foot Traffic for work. these have been my staples.
i wont say i cant wait for fall because i adore the summer weather but jinkies it is a hot one this year – when the weather finally breaks – my first pair i will wear are the dreamstalker (or nightmares as i call them) socks cause I AM IN LOVE WITH THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but i have been HUNGRY for those Split Toe Foot Ring from tabbisocks in the orange/turq combo….not sure why i havent gotten them yet – i oogle them enough.
(and Brenna, sshhhh dont tell Niqkita, but i am a barefooter at heart too! she got me completely hooked on socks.)
Yes, Allie, gripping ability! I know that toeless toe socks do well with that too, but I’m pretty dead set on stirrups.
Raubynn, all the socks from the Dreamers line are so fab, they’re the perfect early fall socks! But yay for openwork socks during hot weather, I think I need to pull out my Floral Lace knee highs tomorrow.
I know I clearly have an ulterior motive, but you should totally snag a pair of the Split Toe Foot Rings while it is still solidly sandal weather. Having that tiny little bit of sock to cushion sweaty summer feet from sandals is the best.
And yes, I have Niqkita to blame for making me dig socks so much I have even started wearing them to bed in the winter! Which, with the heat wave we’re finally having right now, is way too much warm to contemplate.
When wear sneakers with this type of socks, toes sweat a lot?
I wouldn’t wear these with sneakers any more than I’d wear sneakers without socks…. these, to me, are more for open toed styles… flip flops, maybe yoga/stretching and being around the house in when you want to show off your toes.