Well, it’s fall, so open-toed shoes aren’t on our radar anymore. If you’ve forgone your socks and shoes for the entire summer, you’re probably lacing back up at this point and preparing those tootsies for colder weather ahead. Before slipping on your favorite sneakers, don’t forget to cover your feet in the best socks for men. Unless you’re one of those people that prefers to go sockless in your day-to-day life. If that’s the case, email us — we can help you find a decent therapist in your area.
The best socks for men come in so many different shapes, materials and styles depending on what exactly you have planned. From long socks to ankle socks to no-shows to wool socks, the sock possibilities the world has to offer are truly endless. Some work better to wear with sneaks in the summer, while others we’d never recommend you cover your feet in during the winter.
If you haven’t yet discovered a sock style that suits your vibe, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the 14 best socks for men to snag now. Whether your sole intent is to keep those toes warm this winter or you’re simply looking to replenish your go-to pair, read on to check out our top picks.
1. Nike Everyday Plus Cushioned Socks
Nike’s Dri-Fit socks are popular for a reason — they have performance features for the athlete in training, but are comfortable and affordable enough for the average Joe on the go. Six pairs are included, and they come in black and white and feature a contrasting Swoosh logo on the ankle. Cushioning under the heel and forefoot provide support and comfort, while the moisture-wicking fabric keeps your feet feeling fresh.
2. UNIQLO Color Socks
UNIQLO has some top-notch clothing options that rain from handsome puffer jackets to cozy tees, so you shouldn’t be surprised that they have some A1 socks. These socks are some of the best in the game and come in a wide range of colors like yellow, blue, green and this light orange pictured below. These socks can really make or break your outfit, so pair them wisely with your look. Nonetheless, they could be an electric accessory to add to your outfit if you pull it off correctly. For just $12.90, you can mix and match four different colors to spice up your sock drawer a bit.
3. Falke Airport Wool Blend Socks
It’s all in the name — Falke’s airport socks are designed to keep you comfortable all day, even if you’re running to your gate to catch a cross-country redeye. These unique socks are made with moisture-wicking merino wool on the outside and soft, cozy cotton on the inside. You can wear them with casual footwear and dress shoes.
4. LL Bean Adults’ Merino Wool Ragg Socks
LL Bean has been making clothes for the great outdoors for a very long time, and their merino wool ragg socks are the perfect option for getting you through cold winters, whether you like to spend them exploring the backwoods or cuddling up under the couch. They’re made from merino wool. Before you fret about care, note that they’re machine washable.
5. Bombas Men’s Vintage Stripe Calf Sock 3-Pack
Bombas socks are like a Formula 1 racecar for your feet — every detail is considered with performance in mind. The cushioned footbed keeps you supported, while the seamless toe and Y-stitched heel ensure you won’t feel the socks where you don’t want to. This option is a three-pack with a retro striped design on the heel. As always, with each sock purchase, Bombas will donate a pair to someone in need.
6. Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Socks
Keep it classy with these men’s socks from Ralph Lauren, which are a subtle heather gray and come in a pack of six. The gray socks have contrasting pops of color, including orange, red and green, making it easier to match your socks come laundry day.
7. Uniqlo Low-Cut Socks
If you like that sockless look but aren’t as fond of the sockless stench, then go for these low-cut socks from Uniqlo. They have anti-slip tape to keep them in place, and they’re designed to reduce odor. Plus, they’re pretty inexpensive, so you can refresh your no-show drawer once they wear out.
8. American Trench Merino Activity Sock
These socks are made from merino wool, which is naturally moisture-wicking and temperature regulating. They’re even blended with silver, which has anti-microbial properties to help fight odors. The socks have a retro-inspired stripe design at the ankle, and they’re made in the US.
9. Happy Socks Stripe Gift Box 4-pack
Who said socks have to be drab? Happy Socks is the answer to boring socks, and they make colorful options in pretty much every color, print and pattern imaginable. This red, white and blue combo is fun and preppy, while still being grown-up enough to wear on a workday. The four-pack includes dots, stripes and a geometric pattern.
10. Dickies Men’s Dri-Tech Moisture Control Crew Socks
Looking to replenish your go-to socks for colder weather? Look no further than these moisture-controlled crew socks from Dickies. These #1 bestsellers have almost 50,000 positive reviews on Amazon and come in a slew of different neutral colors, such as black, grey and white. The socks are beyond durable and are perfect for guys who work labor-intensive jobs for a living, hit the gym on the reg or for dudes that just want to purchase a quality set of socks that will last them a few years. The design channels airflow, so you won’t have to deal with sweaty feet the way you normally would with other socks and the pack comes with six pairs. At just $14? That’s a total bang for your buck.
11. Fruit of the Loom Men’s Dual Defense Crew Socks
For just $10, you can get a full 12-pack of Fruit of the Loom dual defense crew socks. That’s just 42 cents a sock. Can you say bargain? Fruit of the Loom has been a trusted undergarments brand since 1851, so you know damn well this multi-pack is an option you can trust. These socks are moisture-wicking to ensure your sweaty feet don’t drown and are built with odor protection to help your tootsies stink less. Keep in mind, these socks are on the thicker end, so we don’t suggest these for guys living in hotter climates. But, if you’re anticipating a chilly winter, these are a safe bet for you.
12. Under Armour Adult Resistor 3.0 Low Cut Socks
BEST ATHLETIC SOCKS
Under Armour has some of the best athletic clothing on the market, so it’s no surprise that these low cut socks are moisture-wicking and quick-drying to keep you on your feet and motivated throughout your entire workout. The socks are built with anti-odor technology so your feet won’t smell even during the most intense of workout sessions either. They’re constructed with half-cushion so you don’t wear out or hurt your feet during any falls or extra points of exertion.
13. Smartwool PhD Hunting Heavy Over-The-Calf Socks
BEST WOOL SOCKS
These stench-free wool socks are made from a ZQ-certified Merino blend to perform well in cold temperatures. With these socks, your feet will stay warm all winter long. These are perfect for dudes who enjoy spending time in the outdoors and specifically for the kind of guy who spends his time in the winter months hunting. Although the socks are ventilated, the socks are heavily cushioned for impact and to keep warmth inside. Also, the socks are USA-made, which is always a plus.
14. I&S 6 Pairs Christmas Crew Socks
BEST HOLIDAY SOCKS
Christmas is right around the corner, so it’s time to sock up the whole fam in a slew of Christmas sock options from I&S. This variety pack comes with six unique pairs, which can act as a perfect gift for stocking stuffers or for spreading holiday cheer. Because, why deck the halls when you can deck your feet?
15. Custom Face Socks
These are the funniest socks we’ve ever seen and that’s a fact. Personalize these crew socks with any face you want to keep for yourself or gift a close friend or family member. Choose literally any face you want — yours, your mom’s, your best friend’s, your dog’s, your favorite celeb’s, anything. There are numerous colors to choose from to properly match the vibe you’re going for. All in all, this is a great gag gift anyone will love.
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