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School may be starting soon and although that means autumn is coming, it’s still warm enough to be rocking sandals (though I will admit, here in Portland we’ve barely hit 80°F enough to count). We may be biased when we suggest wearing socks with sandals, but they do help alleviate sweaty feet and chafing. And there are some good options that hide away in your shoe, if you’re not into the anklet and strappy sandal look, or just want something with a lower profile than the shorter socks for summer I blogged about earlier.
Okay, let’s start with the barest minimum, the Gracel Foot Ring. Perfect for open-toed slides, it’s just enough sock to keep a shoe from rubbing uncomfortably. And if you wear wider slides, then you can’t see the sock at all.
They also work pretty well with flip-flops, though they don’t protect that area between your toes. (also what do you call these shoes? Most people I went to school with called them slippers, but I went to school with a lot of native Hawai’ian folks). For better protection between the toes that’s still lightweight, the Silk Toes Half Sock or the Silk Ballerina Toes are perfect.
Now half socks we have a category for, though it’s not very populated right now. Some of our favourite barely-there sock styles have been discontinued, but we are always on the lookout for more. Luckily, two great basics, the Civo Mule Slide Socks and the Cotton Half Socks have stuck around. They’re perfect for closed-toe sandals, clogs and slides of all sorts. The Cotton Half Socks come two pairs to the pack, one black and one white, both with fun dots at the toes. The Civo Mule Slide Socks, pictured in the middle below, come in the same great range of shades as the Gracel Foot Ring.
Speaking of barely-there, the Extreme No-Show Liner is the minimum amount of sock that still covers your heel and toes. The skimmers and flats I’ve been seeing all over are perfect with these little socks. They still show a little over super-low cut shoes, but are covered up by most flats. What I love about the Extreme No-Show Liners is that they also come in packs of two pair, more bang for your buck!
Do you wear these kinds of socks with sandals? Are your feet tough enough to stand up to rubbing or do you need a little bit of sock to keep you comfy?
While we’re watching your sticker picture snaps come in for the contest I thought we could all do with a little bit of fun prettiness (and I really just wanted an excuse to do more colour wheels!) from styles in our Summer and Lightweight collections.
One summer style that is a big favourite with Dreamers and will always remind me of a box of crayons are the Dream Sneakers. They hide under high tops and their ankle band of colour just pops over lower shoes. And they come in packs of two pair!
Now, sometimes you need more than little sneaker socks. Lightweight arm warmers and even an OTK after the jump! Read more »
Oh the stars and stripes! If your Fourth of July outfit needs a little more flair, we have three bold American flag options for you to rock.
There is also a brand new arm warmer style that would be a great layer when it gets chillier at night watching fireworks, the Patriotic Arm Warmer.
Of course, you can be patriotic more subtly, by wearing something made in the USA. Some of our favourite American-made styles after the jump!
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!
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—