By Deepti Dogra

August, 23, 2022

The Different Types of Socks for Men

Whether you are going for a run and need your training shoes or just for a casual date and need your sneakers, you can never step out of the house without a pair of socks. Socks keep your feet comfortable as well as sweat free and save your feet from getting all dirty and smelly. No matter what type of shoes you are about to wear, socks are a must.

Sock Insoles

Technically sock insoles are not exactly socks but insoles that are made to create a barrier inside your foot and your shoe. As they are made up of cloth, these are quite comfortable and are known to absorb all your sweat and moisture as well.

Loafer Liners

If you are not a man who is happy with sock insoles, perhaps, loafer liners are the option for you. Meant to be worn with low cut shoes, such as, driving mocs, boat shoes and loafers, these socks are completely invisible.

No Show Socks

No show socks are low profile socks, also known as loafer socks that are designed to be invisible. Men are supposed to wear no show socks with certain low top shoes like sneakers, loafers, moccasins and boat shoes.

Ankle Socks

These socks can always be used for activities, such as, running, hiking as well as playing sports. These socks do make much sense for other activities.

Short Crew Socks

The short crew socks are a great option for you if you are wearing mid or high top shoes and want to prevent chafing around your ankles. Wearing short crew socks while hiking will certainly protect your ankles from sharp plants as well as bug bites.

Crew Socks

These are much longer than your loafer or ankle socks, however, do not reach up to your knees. Mostly made up of 100% cotton, some crew socks are even made up of wool and silk. These socks are a great choice if you are about to wear boots during fall and winter.

Over the Calf Socks

Over the calf socks (OTC) socks are seen as dressier than the crew socks so they are often made of better fabrics like wool or silk. These socks hit just below your knee and the round, tapered shape of your calf prevents them from sagging with every step that you take.

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