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Even though the first day of summer is in a couple of days, the sun and the clouds here in Portland are stubbornly refusing to believe it. Despite the weather’s mightiest efforts to hold on to spring, it has been getting warm enough for me to think of short socks and anklets without shivering.
Shorter than true crews, but still tall enough to show over sneakers, anklets more often than not cover your ankle bone and sometimes have enough height to fold over. They’re also called “quarter crews” and a lot of regular ol’ crew socks easily fit into the definition too, depending on how they fit. A lot of our suppliers call them “shorties”. Of course, when you think of warm weather socks, you think of cotton—
But don’t discount other fibers! Wool, especially hollow-fibered angora, can keep your feet cool as well as they keep them warm. And sheer nylon shorties are just too cute to ignore.
But what if you want your socks to have an even lower profile? We’ve got some options for you after the jump!
Footies come over the top of your foot, covering more than true no shows (though they are sometimes called no shows!) and less than anklets. The line between anklet and footie is a flexible one, like most sock coverage defining categories. They’re hidden by all but the most low-cut sneakers but flats will show off any fun designs on the top of the foot. Here are some basics:
Some of the most fun designs come in footies, like faux shoes to pretty bows.
And of course, if you want something other than cotton, we’ve got it!
What about true no shows and other socky options for sandals? As it keeps warming up (right now it is in the mid-sixties and drizzling outside, brrr!) we’ll keep showing off summer options. What’s your favourite late spring/early summer sock?
5 soxy thoughts:
I loved the Dream Sneakers–until I washed them and they shrunk =( Now they are too short to stay up inside my shoes.
Actually, – don’t shoot me for saying this – but I normally can’t stand socks. It has more to do with having them be associated with wearing sneakers, and the fact that most of the time the fabric bunches weirdly around my toes. I don’t have a problem with the longer socks, like the OTKs I’ve bought from you guys. (I’ve taken to wearing them for work under my sneakers because they work so much better. Problem is, its really warm for them here in South Florida) But on shorter socks, they all slip and bunch horribly. It’s the seam that annoys me the most tho. But looking at all these makes me want to try again anyway.
Kandice —Oh no! Was that even after you washed them in cold and either line dried or tumble dried them? We’ve made sure that the washing instructions on the label are now on their product page too. High cotton content can be such a surprise in the wash sometimes. 🙁
DeannaA —Hey, it’s not like you dislike all socks, you do like your OTKs! You might want to try less sporty short socks, like the Ananda Bamboo Turnwelt Crews or the Amelita Scallop Top Jersey Crew. They’re smother and B.Ella has a nice foot and toe shape with a subtle toe seam that might not bunch so badly for you. Another style you might want to check out are EG Smith’s Socklings. They’re t-shirt material, thin and have a great toe shape too. And all these styles can be cutely cuffed down to minimise coverage in warm weather.
I just wish I could get the Medium Silk Ballerina toes in colors other than black!
@Ali, so do we! Sadly, ToeToe only offers the medium size of their Silk Ballerina Toes in Black. Ever since the medium size was introduced we’ve kept our fingers (and toes!) crossed that they’ll offer them in the other colours, but no luck yet. 🙁