Here Come the Hot Steppers
Posted On Jul 06, 2016
By Andy Stone
We think it’s time to sock it to you, now that sandal season has left to hibernate. When the temps dip, the fashion fun can really start, for both guys and girls… so start from the feet up. Here are four high quality sock lines that jazz up an otherwise straightforward workday or weekend look.
First up, Soxfords–fun and fashionable socks ($24 per pair) constructed of Peruvian Pima cotton and nylon that hem together humor and harmonious color combinations. Some of our favorites include the Walking Dead-esque “Zealous Zombie,” the “Movember”-ready “Mustopher Jones,:” and the cheeky “Hooray For Boobies.” Visit soxfords.com.
Next, try VIM & VIGR’s trend-savvy compression socks ($32.95 per pair) and leg sleeves ($24.95 per pair) to promote foot and leg health while energizing sore muscles all day long. Using a Gradient Pressure knitting technology, these sharp striped and argyle numbers help the flow of freshly oxygenated blood to sore muscles, meaning they’re ideal for post-gym recovery. Visit vimvigr.com.
Third comes Conscious Step, a brand of socks ($14.95 per pair) that pops with eye-catching colors and handsome designs. Best of all, purchases of these styles benefit a host of worthy causes. There are “Socks That Fight Hunger,” which provides therapeutic food packets to malnourished children through the charity Action Against Hunger; “Socks to Combat HIV/AIDS,” which provides a week of free treatment to HIV-positive mothers through Unaids; “Socks to Plant Trees,” which yields 20 planted trees in Kenya through Trees For the Future, and more. Visit consciousstep.com
Lastly, we love the wild and wonderful offerings from Hotsox ($12 per pair)–vibrant styles that run the gamut from football and American flags to (our favorite) sock renditions of Klimt’s “The Kiss” and Toulouse-Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge images. Visit hotsox.com.