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My name is Zaf and I am a proud geek, as you can see above. I love comic books, movies about comic books, underpants featuring my fave heroes from comic books . . . you get the picture. I also love UFO conspiracy theories, Star Trek (TNG & Voyager!), and anything else that injects a little magic into my muggle existence. But there was a time when I wouldn’t admit any of that if my life depended on it. I didn’t want to be uncool or, worse yet, annoyingly uncool. I had low-self esteem and didn’t think it was worth it to share my enthusiasm for things, because of how often it was made clear that my enthusiasm wasn’t welcome.
Thanks to supportive co-workers and friends, who are the same kind of “uncool” as I am, my confidence eventually skyrocketed. Through my work at Sock Dreams and Sock Dreams’ tumblr, I discovered that socks could be an amazing method of self-expression. Sure, socks are socks. But through nerd-colored-glasses, everyday socks can mean anything. Twilight Dreamy Knees and Dreamy Sleeves feel a little Night Vale-ish—and Cecil definitely wears Classic Sock Garters. Red Cotton Slouches layered over Royal Opaque Tights are so totally Captain America. A young Hogwarts student may bundle up with Going Through a Phase Arm Cozies for a late-night Divination class. The ideas go on and on. I’ve seen customers on tumblr interpret our socks in deeply personal and unique ways.
We are the kids who spent lunch break in the Library playing Magic the Gathering. We love Star Wars unironically and are ready for a lightsaber battle at a moment’s notice. We wear our NERD and GEEK badges proudly on our hearts (and our calves). And if you’re not quite confident in your nerdery yet? That’s okay. Everyone discovers their voice on their own terms, and you will when you’re ready. Just keep loving what you love, and surrounding yourself with things and people who think you and your interests are worthwhile.
Although we’ve talked in depth about summer socks before, and even touched on the best socks for over-heated feet, each sunny season brings new favorites, so it’s time for some more summer recommendations!
Starting with the very barest of foot coverings, we have thin little liners for keeping a layer between your bare feet and your shoes, and some little half-socks to protect your feet in clogs or sandals.
We’ve also got no-shows in a few different styles, perfect to hide in close-toed shoes or show off in peep-toes.
If you’re looking for a little more sock in your summer, we’ve got delectable footies that will keep your feet cool and protected, especially in sneakers.
And one of the most fun things about these littlest of socks? Many of them come in whimsical multi-packs!
If your summer promises outside adventures, you may also want to pick up some longer socks to protect your legs from the elements…and stave off the midnight chill.
Whatever your summer style, sit back, relax, and keep your feet cool!
Independence Day is sneaking up on us, like a Minuteman in 18th century Massachusetts. You’ve got to stay on your toes if you want to have the perfect socks for the 4th. But don’t worry; we’ve got plenty of Red, White, and Blue to help you celebrate with patriotic panache.
Do you prefer your stars and stripes in more subtle hues? We’ve got you covered. From no shows to over the knees, you can proclaim your patriotism in Red White and Black, Red Tan and Blue, or Pink Cream and Denim.
Some of you might be looking forward to the grand finale of the evening: the fireworks! You may even want to wear something reminiscent of those glittering flashes of light. If that’s the case, we have some celebratory stockings that will truly sparkle.
Declare your independence with socks!
Your Birthday is almost upon us Cancer, and this journal entry is just for you! You’ve spent so much time doing so many nice things for others, but you know what Crab? You deserve something nice too! And really, what’s nicer than socks? As amateur astrologists, we Dreamers have compiled a collection of socks that will suit the very special needs of your very special sign.
The most qualifying trait of Cancers is your nurturing nature. Wherever a Crab goes, you take your homes with you, and you are willing to share your shelter with anyone in need. But Cancer, you deserve to be nurtured too, so we’ve rounded up some of our softest, coziest socks that will feel like your feet are being hugged all the time! Because hugs are great, and so are you.
A Crab is truly in its element when submerged in the element of water, but don’t let that stop you from protecting your dear little tootsies! Even when scuttling about the ocean floor, your feet need never get wet.
But a crab is not limited to the sea. In these lovely toe cozies, you may walk upon dry land, without leaving your precious water behind.
Water Crews • Extraordinarily Longer Elemental Thigh Highs in glacier
You are a sensitive soul Crab, and we know that your soles can be rather sensitive as well. Here are some foot liners that can give you the support you need to truly thrive in this cold, harsh world.
We know that you have a hard time speaking up for yourself Cancer, as you always want everyone around you to be happy. But don’t let that dampen your voice! You’ve got things to say, and we can help you say them in the subtlest of ways. When you can’t speak up on your own, let your socks make your bold statements for you.
And speaking of statements, we’ve got a special Zodiac sticker that visualizes what you’re about. So be sure to ask for one in your order notes when you check out, so the world may know what a proud Crab you are! As the tides swell, and the ocean beckons you back to her depths for your celebrations, remember that the next month is all about you! So, care for yourself as well as you care for others, and this birthday is sure to be as wonderful as you are. May you have the very happiest of birthdays dear Crabs!
Super Stripes in teal and seafoam, as pictured in the Cancer zodiac sticker
Let me start by saying this week was one of the longest ones I’ve ever felt! When my darling cousin Bebe let me know she was in town, I immediately asked her to come stay at my place! Truthfully, it had been far too long since we’d last visited and I just had to see Bebe, but I also knew we had a problem: Elvis.
I have never written about Elvis because I have only seen him on a few occasions and every previous time has been pretty rotten. He smells. He’s loud. The sound of his jaunty gallop around the house sets me on edge. While Elvis is definitely not my ideal house-guest, Bebe is truly one of the kindest souls I know and I really don’t get to visit with her often enough.
The night before they were due to arrive, Bebe called me to ask if there are any off-leash parks in the area. It wasn’t until after we said goodbye that I started looking around at all my curious cats. Not only did I have to clear them out of one of the bedrooms, but I was also springing this rambunctious personality on them out of the blue. I started to get nervous thinking about how my sweet kitties would react once they met Elvis.
Naturally, they were right on time the next morning. Just as I anticipated, Elvis had no problem making his presence known. Within two seconds of his booming entrance, a flurry of fluff flew across the room as a herd of my kittens scrambled to get under and over the couch. The cacophony of hisses and cries from my cats were quickly drowned out by deafening barks from an excited Elvis. Bebe and I could barely hear each other over the chaos! I tried to be a good sport about everything, but I kept wondering why I thought this visit was a good idea in the first place!
As the noise slowly died down, Bebe and I finally began to catch up in the kitchen over some strong coffee. It didn’t take long for me to remember why I missed her so dearly! She is so easy to talk to, we’d been laughing and carrying on for a spell before I even realized I was starting to warm up to Elvis. He is awfully sweet and I have to admit his big goofy face makes me smile. Eventually, my adorable cats started slinking out from their hiding places to inspect the situation. It took a little longer than I expected, but soon Elvis and my babies were mingling just fine.
I guess my cats and Elvis learned that they have more in common than they initially thought. After all: they all walk around on four paws, they’re all covered in fur, and none of them speak any human languages! Not to mention the fact that they are all extremely loved by their roommates…even if our styles aren’t always the same.
Of course, the cats get their fill of playtime with Elvis pretty quickly, so we tried to spend as much time enjoying the fresh air as we could. By the time they were getting ready to leave, I could hardly believe a whole week had passed! I never expected to grow so fond of Elvis, but watching the cats climb all over him was too cute to bear. I could tell they were ready to have free reign of the house again, but I think they’ll miss him. Of course, they won’t miss him for too long because I am already planning our visit to Bebe’s place next month! That’s right, I’m packing up my van and heading out on the road with all my sweet ones–and you, too, Diary!
Until next time,
— The Cat Lady
Chocolate/Hemp/Cream Dreamer Ruffle OTK Socks