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Just what are “bed socks”? Even if you don’t wear socks to sleep, cozy bed sock styles can keep your feet warm during the cold winter months.
“Bed sock” is a term used most often to describe an ankle or crew height sock that is thicker and often fuzzy, just the thing for snuggling up under covers or padding around the house. Some styles even have grip treads on the bottom, like slippers, to keep you from slipping on slick floors.
The most obvious bed sock choice are the New Zealand Bed Socks. Thick fuzzy wool lining that doesn’t easily mat or felt in the wash or during wear is encased in a sturdy acrylic shell that keeps warmth right where it belongs—on your toes! In classic solids and fun patterns, they’re one of the most popular bed sock styles we carry. The grip tread patterns come in three sizes from little feet to big and make great gifts.
Not all bed socks have it in their name. Some of the styles in our Warm! collection fit the bill of height and coziness. Look for fluffy wool styles, that fun fuzziness is useful because it creates pockets of air that help trap heat. Angora is a great choice, as we’ve blogged before, it is a partially hollow fiber that does a professional job of trapping heat and regulating temperature (which means you stay warm, but not sweaty!).
For wool-free options and bed socks that are slumber-party ready, join us after the jump!
Now, what if—like me—you just can’t handle wool? Turn to terry lining, those little loops mimic boucle styles that cushion and comfort cold toes. The Space Dyed Terry Crews worn inside out (terry side in!) are my bed sock standby, and they’re thin enough that I can just slip a regular knee high over them when I need to leave the house. We don’t have a collection for terry lined styles yet, but using “terry” as a search term turns up some great styles. These are some of my favourites:
Quirky bed sock and slipper styles are a popular gift for the holiday season for yourself or someone else. Whether they’ve toes, or animal faces, or pretend shoes there’s something to brighten your day and snuggle your toes.
Bed socks! They’re short and cozy, sometimes have grippy bottoms and always are great to snuggle your toes into. What’s your favourite?
6 soxy thoughts:
I like long socks for bed, because then when my PJ pant legs ride up, my skin is still nice and covered. These days I’m sleeping in my O Marleds. Previously I really enjoyed sleeping in my Super Dreamies. They’re so soft and cozy. They have a hole in the toe that needs to be fixed though, so I really should get around to that.
I have a pair of Niego Crews & I LOVE them. They are like fuzzy,cozy pillows on my feet. They keep me warm up here in Canada! I will DEFINITELY buy another pair (or two)!
Karen—Socks for sleeping is definitely a topic we should spotlight soon! The socks I like for lounging about are totally different than what I like to wear to bed. I think the O Marled are the top of most folk’s lists for sleeping, they stay on and up and don’t bind!
Jude—I am so jealous! The Niego Crews are a style I love to unpack and squish, but I am such a sensitive wimp when it comes to wool that they don’t work to wear for me. 🙁
My absolute favorites for lounging are a style you’ve zapped unfortunately – the Coarse Knit Wool Ski Socks. They are so thick and warm and the wool is so soft! Great for hardwood floors in the winter. And yes, the O Marleds or the O Dreamys win hands down for sleeping!
I am probably in the minority here, but–I love sleeping in tights! I don’t wear PJs, just silk slips, so I need something for coverage and tights are the way to go. I wear them so often they are like a second skin to me 🙂
I am also one of those weirdos who likes it when the crotch part of the tight is way too big and comes all the way up to your bra strap. Ahhh, that’s the BEST.
Nicole your comment about the tights coming up to your bra cracked me up – reminded me of those pics i took with mine stretched all the way up to there. i love tights but the crotches in so many are ill-fitting and end up near my knees – and thats not so cool. leggings i am so happy are back “in style” so i’ve been stocking up cuz those are like tights but fit better.
those niego crews are gorgeous -sigh – ooogle those on line much!
and the nouvella space dyed socks are the most comfy socks in the universe – and such excellent color blends!