Sock it to me
December 5, 2019 6:34 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find the best silly, colorful, creative socks? The ones with, like, bananas or dogs or funny sayings on them. But artfully done. And they should be nice to wear, too! Socks I like: Yellow Owl Workshop, Blue Q, Bombas Sesame Street Collection. Help me find more like these!
posted by the_blizz to Shopping (14 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
My husband really likes Happy Socks - good quality and I love their curated box sets for easy gifting :)
posted by muddgirl at 6:49 PM on December 5, 2019 [5 favorites]

Joy of Socks seems to have all the funny novelty socks. I particularly like the library card ones and the glow in the dark NASA ones.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 6:51 PM on December 5, 2019

If you can't find something amazing at Sock Dreams then something's gone horribly wrong with the world...again.
posted by darksasami at 6:54 PM on December 5, 2019 [4 favorites]

Check this previous question!
posted by bookmammal at 6:55 PM on December 5, 2019

Umm here? Sock It To Me
posted by tipsyBumblebee at 6:57 PM on December 5, 2019 [1 favorite]

I cannot for the life of me remember the name, but there is a brand of novelty socks that skews heavily to food, and my local Staples carries them, I found them in the allegedly largest gas station in either the world or North America or something about an hour outside Vegas, I've seen them in hotel gift shops, they're all over. All I can tell you is that they come in size Big Foot or Small Foot. I buy my husband novelty socks as a thing, and I've bought him probably 8 pairs of these and he wears them regularly to work where he uses a standing desk all day, and I haven't noticed any of them thinning at pressure points or anything. (The PB&J sandwiches are my favorite.)

Target had some great ones at halloween, my husband is still wearing the sparkly mermaid skeleton socks just because they're so great. Aldi had a bunch in autumn/halloween and might have Christmas socks now (these were very skinny socks, though - my fat feet and ankles were unhappy, but he liked them).

And finally, you can find places online that will print custom images on socks. The dogs gave my husband socks with their faces on them for Valentine's day this year. The quality is not spectacular but I saw him wearing a pair last week so they've made it this long.
posted by Lyn Never at 7:18 PM on December 5, 2019 [1 favorite]

I like Ozone socks plus they're cotton and last forever.

If they aren't 25% off when you look, they will be soon- they have frequent sales.
posted by small_ruminant at 7:52 PM on December 5, 2019

Hansel from Basel has some fun ones (everyone needs lacinto kale and dragonfruit socks, right?), and Bonne Maison's socks are lovely.
posted by kitty teeth at 10:06 PM on December 5, 2019

I think Lyn Never might be talking about Hot Sox, which are pretty widely available!

But if not, they’re another okay answer. I love all of mine. How artfully they’re done seems to depend on the print itself.
posted by verbminx at 10:54 PM on December 5, 2019

Lorien Stern
Big Bud Press

They all do mostly other stuff, but have recently produced socks. I think the Baggu ones are a collaboration with Hansel From Basel, mentioned above.
posted by Lawn Beaver at 4:49 AM on December 6, 2019

i really like sockittome.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 7:41 AM on December 6, 2019

Thank you, all! These are great! Keep 'em coming! I have already found a gift for my secret nondenominational holiday giftee at work, plus about twenty ideas for myself.
posted by the_blizz at 8:44 AM on December 6, 2019

Poketo has some nice socks right now, and Woven Pear are really nice and closest to the other brands you linked to. Someone already linked to Happy socks (which you can find discounted at places like Nordstrom Rack, by the way), but I want to point out their line called Hysteria (if you're a lady or like thins small socks) which took me a few years to notice. They have lighter weights and I like them for work/dress socks as all the other brands mentioned are taller and heavier than I need.
posted by Bunglegirl at 10:11 AM on December 6, 2019

I recently bought a pair of the Cosmos socks from Karma at a little gift store, and I'm very happy with them.

I also picked up a pair with succulents on them that I can't find on-line but I can check for a brand name later.
posted by See you tomorrow, saguaro at 10:26 AM on December 6, 2019

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